The Chamber Chorale of Fredericksburg is a small select group of singers. Rehearsals are on Monday evenings, 7:30-9:30. We can schedule tryouts at any time during our regular season for those interested in singing with us, but generally hold auditions mid-August. Tryouts are usually at the beginning of a regular rehearsal and those who sing for us are invited to stay for the rehearsal. Tryouts consist of demonstration of vocal range, a short a capella presentation and a sight reading exercise. During tryouts we expect singers to sing in tune with a well-supported classical technique, maintain a voice part independently with or without accompaniment, and read music with average or better ability. Our music director and section leaders attend tryouts. As members move away or retire, or when we need extra singers for a large work we turn to our list of singers who have tried out for the group.
Newly accepted members sing with us for a year after which they and we decide if we are a good fit. After a member has been with us for at least three semesters they may request a leave of absence. These vacancies are also filled from our list of singers who have tried out with us.