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Wicker Park Choral Singers

Building community through choral music

Wicker Park Choral Singers is a Chicago-based all-volunteer choir dedicated to building community through choral music. 

In search of a choral home? Have a passion for musical excellence?

Looking to share it with a community of like-minded singers?

Please subscribe to our e-newsletter on our homepage to stay up to date and get more info on our 2015 summer auditions.

All auditions will be held at Wicker Park Lutheran Church located at 1502 N. Hoyne Ave, Chicago, IL.

To express interest, please fill out the application form here.

The audition process is easy and takes approximately 10 -15 minutes.  Our Artistic Director, Mark Tomasino, will bring you through a series of exercises to test your range, vocal timbre, sight-singing ability, and aural skills.  That’s it!  No need to prepare a solo repertoire piece.

Due to the high volume of replies, we may not be able to schedule an audition for everyone who is interested.  We are generally looking for candidates with choral singing experience beyond high school and an ability to sight-read music.  That being said, everyone is encouraged to apply.

If you have any questions contact us at auditions@wickerparksings.org. Thank you!

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How often does WPCS hold auditions?

Auditions are typically held in the summer before the start of each Concert Season. If you are interested in auditioning, please fill out the online audition application for the most up-to-date information on auditions.

What does the audition process consist of?

Auditions will consist of sight singing exercises, vocalises, and aural skills testing and are approximately 10-15 minutes in length. There is no need to prepare a solo piece for the audition. Singers may be asked to return for a group callback audition. All auditions are conducted by WPCS Artistic Director, Mark Tomasino, in collaboration with our section leaders.

When and where does WPCS rehearse?

WPCS rehearses every Wednesday evening from 7-9:30pm at the Wicker Park Lutheran Church, 1502 N Hoyne Ave, Chicago, IL. Each concert cycle typically requires one additional Saturday rehearsal as well.

Is there a fee to join WPCS?

Nope! WPCS operates solely on the generosity of donors and volunteers. Many members enjoy contributing donations or services to the choir, but this is not required to participate.

Are singers paid?

Members do not receive monetary compensation for participating in WPCS rehearsals or performances, but are occasionally presented with paid performance opportunities not related to WPCS.

Is WPCS affiliated with a certain church or is it open to people of any faith or non faith?

WPCS is not affiliated with any church or religious belief, and is open to everyone.

I don’t live in Wicker Park. Can I still join WPCS?

Yep! WPCS has had members travel from as close as three doors down and as far as one state over! Our rehearsal space is conveniently located near highways 90/94 and 290, as well as many public transportation options, so it is easy for anyone to be a part of WPCS.