general audition information

Join us!
We welcome singers eager to meet new musical challenges. Mendelssohn Club is a welcoming group that encourages experienced choral singers who appreciate the challenge of learning new material to consider being part of our Philadelphia-based chorus.

When and where auditions are held

Auditions will be held for VOLUNTEER singers only on January 8th at Settlement Music School, 4th and Queen Streets, in Queen Village, Philadelphia from 7:00pm – 9:00pm. If you are interested in an audition, please fill out the form below no later than January 5th. If accepted, Wednesday evening rehearsals are held at Settlement Music School from 7:30pm-10:00pm. Our regular rehearsal venue has free, secure parking. All singers pay annual fees, as well as purchase their own music.

Signing up for the audition
Click here to be considered for an audition, or use the form below. You will be contacted by our Personnel Manager, who will schedule your audition.

Preparing for the audition

Singers are expected to have prior choral experience and possess some degree of sight-singing ability. Prepare a work of your choice that demonstrates your vocal range. Any genre of classical music is acceptable such as an art song, an aria from an opera or oratorio, or your voice part from a choral work. An accompanist will be provided. Please bring a copy of your music for the accompanist. The audition will also include some sight-reading and tonal memory exercises.

Mendelssohn Club has a professional core of paid singers. Core singers experience exciting seasons with masterworks, commissions, premieres, and adventurous programming. In addition to service as a professionally paid chorister, core singers are also expected to serve as section leaders and positive members of our singing community. Some solo opportunities may be available. Core singers must be available for a majority of our season concerts in order to be considered. Prior professional choral experience is required. Not all requests will receive an audition. In addition to submitting an audition request, core singers must also send a copy of their resume or CV to You will not be considered for any audition if you do not submit your resume.