ChoralArt Masterworks Auditions

Photograph by Richard Sawyer Photography


Auditions for ChoralArt Masterworks for Spring 2018 Season.

Auditions will be held on Monday, March 5, 2018 at
Allen Avenue Unitarian Universalist Church, 524 Allen Avenue, Portland

Singers new to ChoralArt are invited to make an appointment for an audition by contacting the ChoralArt manager, Gail Knowles, at

These auditions are to fill slots in the Masterworks Chorus for the imminent performance (schedule below) of Mahler “Symphony No. 2” and for ChoralArt concerts in future seasons.

For your audition please prepare as follows:

  • Sing with piano your part in German (mm. 124-154) from Brahms’ “Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen” (PDF available below).
  •  Sight-read a tonal melody of moderate difficulty that modulates from minor to major.


Brahms-Wie lieblich


The Masterworks consists of 80-110 voices. They perform primarily symphonic works, often as a guest of the Portland Symphony Orchestra.
Rehearsals are usually held at the Allen Avenue Unitarian Universalist Church, 524 Allen Avenue, Portland, on Monday from 7:30 to 9:30 P.M. A complete schedule of rehearsals will be available at the time of the audition.


• Members must attend at least 80% of regular rehearsals to sing the concert(s).
• Three tardy arrivals or early departures equal one absence.
• Attendance is mandatory at all final rehearsals.

A singer is expected to make a commitment to all concerts in the season.
Absences for extenuating circumstances—your illness, an emergency in your family, or unanticipated job obligations—are completely understandable. An occasional absence from a concert because of travel with family is also OK. Absences for other reasons are viewed less kindly. Members may ask for an exception to the policy, which will be reviewed by the attendance committee. Consistency of attendance will be a factor considered at the time of the next re-audition.


PSO/Masterworks Chorus—Mahler Symphony No. 2 – MEMORIZED
                2:30 p.m., Sunday, April 29, 2018 
                7:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 1, 2018
3 Mondays—April 9, 16, 23 at AAUU
One absence allowed
Final rehearsals (mandatory) – at Merrill Auditorium
Saturday, April 28           10 am – 12:30 pm
Saturday, April 28            2:00 – 4:30 pm