August 8 and August 22

The Wisconsin Chamber Choir is accepting new members in all voice parts for the 2017-18 season. We seek capable singers with excellent sight-reading skills who are willing to commit to all rehearsals and concerts.

To schedule an audition date/time, first, submit this form: Application Form for the Wisconsin Chamber Choir. Dr. Gehrenbeck will e-mail you to set-up a time for you once he receives your application.

Auditions will take place on the following dates at Midvale Community Lutheran Church, Madison (4329 Tokay Blvd) 

  • Tuesday, August 8, 5:00–7:00 pm
  • Tuesday, August 22, 4:30–6:30 pm 

During the audition, you will be asked to sing short exercises that demonstrate your range, vocal timbre, and sight singing ability. Singers who are new to the WCC are encouraged to bring a short prepared piece, but this is not absolutely required. All singers will be required to sing a brief excerpt from the WCC’s 2017-18 repertoire. You will be given your starting pitch, and a simple piano accompaniment will be provided (not including your part):

  • Sopranos should prepare to sing Anthony O’Daly, mm. 18-28 (the soprano part).
    Download excerpt here (pdf).
  • Altos should prepare to sing Verleih uns Frieden, mm. 42-62 (the alto part).
    Singing in German is preferred, but English is also acceptable.
    Download excerpt here (pdf).
  • Tenors should prepare to sing Anthony O’Daly, mm. 6-18 (the tenor part).
    Download excerpt here (pdf).
  • Basses should prepare to sing Verleih uns Frieden, mm. 16-37 (the bass part).
    Singing in German is preferred, but English is also acceptable.
    Download excerpt here (pdf).

Singers who are chosen for the choir will be contacted by the director within a week of your audition date. Those not chosen will be invited to audition again in the future. The vocal needs of the organization frequently change. Consequently, we encourage singers to remain in contact with the WCC for information on future needs. Regular members are asked to commit to an entire season's participation.

For further information, please email WCC Artistic Director, Robert Gehrenbeck.

We hold weekly rehearsals on Tuesday evenings 7:00–9:30 p.m. at Midvale Community Lutheran Church on the west side of Madison. Rehearsals begin on the Tuesday after Labor Day (September 5). The Wisconsin Chamber Choir sings a two repertoire season including:

  • Saturday, December 16, 2017 @ 7:30 PM (First Unitarian Atrium, Madison) - Peace On Earth
  • Friday, April 13, 2018 @ 7:30 PM (Grace Episcopal Church, Madison) - I Hear America Singing
  • Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 7:30 PM (St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Milwaukee -  I Hear America Singing Encore Performance
  • May 8, 2018: Outreach Concert, tentative (Madison Location TBD).

 Wisconsin Chamber Choir is a volunteer ensemble comprised of talented musicians from Southern Wisconsin. Singers pay a nominal membership fee to support the choir each semester. 
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