Audition

The Tyler Civic Chorale is a space of creativity, collaboration, and inspiration for a diverse group of professional and amateur musicians who have come together to make a form of beauty possible only through the collective.

Soprano. Alto. Tenor. Bass. You.

About the Chorale

Comprised of singers from a great variety of occupational backgrounds and levels of training, the choir nonetheless takes their charge of excellence seriously, sharing a passion and avocation for music. The group’s atmosphere encourages continued skill-building in the pursuit of serious musicianship and provides the opportunity to explore a great variety of challenging choral compositions.

Although in residence at First Presbyterian Church, the Tyler Civic Chorale is a secular, unaffiliated arts organization that welcomes singers from any tradition, denomination, or background—a diversity that each season seeks to reflect in its musical selections.

Ready to Join?

Don’t let the audition intimidate you. A brief, 10-minute session with the artistic director includes vocal exercises to assess range, pitch matching, and simple sight reading exercises. No preparation is needed.

Membership requires attendance at weekly rehearsals throughout the season and a dedication to learning your part outside of rehearsal. Main auditions are held in August at the first rehearsal of the choral season, but entry into the Tyler Civic Chorale is possible at the end of each concert cycle.


The Chorale, in Their Own Words

As a professional musician, I was looking for a high quality group to sing with, and the TCC has proven to be just that. I also joined the Tyler Civic Chorale in order to get to know other people in the Tyler community, and now I feel so blessed to have so many wonderful people in my life. It’s truly a great group of people.
— M. Wright, alto
My favorite memory of the Tyler Civic Chorale is our first July 4th concert. We didn’t know what to expect with the concert happening right on the holiday on a weekday. What we saw when we walked out was a massive, I mean massive, crowd—pews-filled-to-the-brim massive—of exuberant, patriotically dressed audience members thrilled to be there. It choked me up! That concert has become a bit of a Chorale tradition, and my favorite concert!
— D. Ippolito, alto
Singing in the Tyler Civic Chorale has…enhanced my vocal knowledge and is an outlet for creative expression like no other.
— K. Miller, alto
The Tyler Civic Chorale is a musical gem in our community. For over forty years, the chorale has been bringing centuries of the finest European choral tradition and music from around the world to Tyler and East Texas—music that gives voice to the highest aspirations and feelings of the heart and soul, music that unites us in our common humanity, and music that lifts and connects us with the Divine.
— D. Gordy, alto