Come join the voices of the Peoria Area Civic Chorale!           

Our auditioned chorale is 70 singers strong with room to grow. If you love to sing and have some choral experience, a good sense of pitch, and read music… then consider singing with the Peoria Area Civic Chorale. Singers come from all walks of life, united by their passion for choral music excellence and their devotion to community cultural service. Participation in the Chorale allows vocal musicians to give back to their community while improving their musicianship.

The financial commitment for participating in the Chorale for a new member includes a tax-deductible $50 assessment per semester and the purchase of a dress or tuxedo which would be less than $100.

Any singer who desires to join the Chorale must audition with our Artistic Director and Conductor Dr. Joseph Henry. Auditions are traditionally held twice per year in advance of each new concert. Please see below for current audition dates.

 We are always looking for new singers to join our group! Individual appointments can be scheduled at other times during the season, at the convenience of the director and depending on the Chorale’s rehearsal workload. Interested singers are encouraged to call or email the Chorale for more information or to schedule an appointment. See our PACC Recruitment Brochure for additional information.

NEXT SCHEDULED AUDITIONS FOR 2017-18:

Formal auditions for our spring 2018 performance of America’s Favorite Songs, Hymns, and Anthems, which will be performed May 4 & 5 at Five Points Washington, may be scheduled directly with Dr. Joseph HenryPlease contact him by the preferred deadline of 5:00 p.m. Jan. 16 at 309-467-6397 or jdhenry@eureka.edu and include your name, phone number, voice part(s) and both email and mailing addresses.  All voice parts are welcome and baritones and basses are especially needed.

Rehearsals for spring 2018 will take place Tuesday evenings from 7:00 -9:00 pm at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and commence January 16.

To download an Audition form to bring to the auditions, click here.

Audition Criteria:
1. A prepared solo of your choice. (i.e., hymn, art song, aria, Broadway musical, etc.)

2. Please provide two copies of your audition song. A piano accompanist will be provided.

3. Additional vocalization and tonal memory exercises may be added at the Director’s discretion.

The audition process is given in the positive spirit of the Civic Chorale. So, please enter the audition with eagerness and confidence, and sing to your fullest potential.  We wish you the very best!