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COLUMBUS SYMPHONY CHORUS - The Columbus Symphony Chorus Non Equity Auditions

Posted: January 21, 2022
Audition Location: Columbus, OH

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The Columbus Symphony Chorus will be holding mid-season auditions at the Ohio Theatre, Room 1 on the lower level, on Sunday, February 6, at 2 pm, in preparation for the Columbus Symphony's 2021-22 season finale performances of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 (May 13 & 14).


To schedule an audition, interested parties should contact Chorus Director Ronald Jenkins through the Columbus Symphony web site at Click on “Orchestra” at the top of the page, then “Chorus” on the drop-down menu. There is a link to audition information at the bottom of the page. 


Each audition will last 8-10 minutes and consist of the following: 


1. The auditionee will sing a prepared piece of classical music—a simple piece is very acceptable. The purpose is to demonstrate the person’s voice and musicality. An accompanist is provided. Auditionees should bring three copies of the music—one for the pianist, one for the chorus conductor to follow, and one for themselves. Memorization is not necessary.


2. Each person will be given ear-training/testing (repeating intervals) and be asked to vocalize. 


3. Each person will be asked to sight-read, often a Bach chorale. 


Auditionees will be notified by Friday, February 11. If accepted to the Chorus, the first rehearsal will be Tuesday, February 15, at 7:15 pm in Room 1 of the Ohio Theatre. The Chorus will be preparing for Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 (May 13 & 14). 


All auditionees must be fully vaccinated and must bring a copy of their vaccine card to the audition. All those auditioning must wear a mask to the audition.


About the Columbus Symphony Chorus

The Columbus Symphony Chorus, now beginning its 62nd season, continues to excel under the direction of Chorus Director Ronald J. Jenkins. Under his leadership for 39 years, the Chorus has grown both in the quality of its performances and in the diversity of its classical repertoire. The 130-member Chorus, comprised entirely of volunteer singers from central Ohio, performs major works from Bach through the 21st century. 


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The 2021-22 season is made possible in part by state tax dollars allocated by the Ohio Legislature to the Ohio Arts Council (OAC). The OAC is a state agency that funds and supports quality arts experiences to strengthen Ohio communities culturally, educationally, and economically. The CSO also appreciates the support of the Greater Columbus Arts Council, supporting the city's artists and arts organizations since 1973, and The Columbus Foundation’s Gertrude L. Jacob; Lois S. and H. Roy Chope; and Albert W. and Bonnie R. Van Fossen funds with the assistance of the Ingram-White Castle Foundation.


About the Columbus Symphony Orchestra

Founded in 1951, the Columbus Symphony is the only full-time, professional symphony in central Ohio. Through an array of innovative artistic, educational, and community outreach programming, the Columbus Symphony is reaching an expanding, more diverse audience each year. This season, the Columbus Symphony will share classical music with more than 200,000 people in central Ohio through concerts, radio broadcasts, and special programming. For more information, visit


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