Jubilate auditions are held in September and January. Singers (grades 4-12) interested in auditioning for Jubilate must pre-register for their specific audition time on the advertised audition date. Call 845.610.3889 to register.
About the Choirs
The Jubilate Treble Choir (grades 4 - 8+) focuses on music education and the development of fundamental music and performance abilities. This choir offers the perfect venue in which to learn and practice foundational vocal technique, music theory and ensemble performance skills. It is an excellent choice for newer ensemble singers or for more experienced singers looking for a chance to grow vocally in a lower-commitment environment. The Treble Choir rehearses weekly on Wednesday evenings from 5:30 - 6:15. The choir performs in two seasonal concerts each year.
The Jubilate Concert Choir (grades 9 - 12) offers exposure to a more advanced musical repertoire as well as more sophisticated score study, sight-reading and vocal techniques. Concert Choir members are held to higher expectations regarding focus, attendance and responsibility for learning music. Participation in this choir requires both an individual and a group discipline that results in an exemplary performance experience for audience and choir alike. The Concert Choir rehearses weekly on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 - 7:30. A more rigorous performance schedule (at least double the commitment of the Treble Choir) includes both community and travel appearances as well as participation in seasonal concerts.
The Jubilate Men's Chorus (grades 7 - 12) offers young tenors and basses the opportunity to perform music from both the traditional and contemporary collegiate men's glee club repertoire. This ensemble will also be called upon to collaborate with the Treble and Concert choirs to perform SATB selections with a larger group. The Jubilate Men's Chorus rehearses on Wednesday evenings from 7:00pm-8:00pm, and participates in both community and travel appearances, as well as in our two seasonal concerts.
Jubilate Liturgical Choir (open by audition to members of the Concert Choir) This smaller, more intimate, ensemble of treble voices performs sacred music, both new and ancient, as well as more contemporary praise compositions, and will learn and practice the unique skills required for performance in a small ensemble. The Liturgical Choir may be called upon to perform at times during the season. Rehearsals correspond to performances, and will be scheduled as needed and with the schedules of the choir members in mind.
Please check your family, school and extracurricular calendars carefully before submitting your registration form. It is crucial that Jubilate members attend weekly rehearsals on Wednesday evenings and special rehearsals as announced, and be available for all the performances scheduled for their designated choir. Click here for the agreement.
Click here to download the audition registration form (MS Word). You will be contacted by phone to schedule an audition time once your registration form is received.
All prospective members must prepare for the audition by learning a common audition piece, Dona Nobis Pacem; click here for the lyrics, melody and score. Note: the Latin words "dona nobis pacem" are pronounced "dawnah nawbees pah-chem".
Contact Emily Thompson at email@example.com or 845.610.3889 for more information regarding upcoming audition dates/times or the audition process.
Auditions are held at Christ Church, 50 South St, Warwick NY. Remember, you must already be registered and prepared to audition.