The Skokie Concert Choir welcomes all vocal parts: Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass.
We do not hold formal auditions, but prior singing experience is a plus. Our director will be happy to place you in the correct section if you are not sure of your vocal range.
Our members come from a wide variety of musical backgrounds ranging from semi-professional to individuals who haven’t sung since high school to individuals whose only experience consists of serenading the shower curtain! To some members reading music is second nature; others have very little ability to read. In other words, if you love to sing, you’ll be a welcome addition to our group!
There is a smaller chamber choir, whose members are selected by audition. This group performs more challenging pieces and rehearses from 9:00 – 9:30 following the full-group rehearsal each Monday night.
Choir members are also given the opportunity to perform a solo of their choosing or to form small ensembles to perform at each concert. Soloists and ensembles are selected by an audition committee and are expected to provide their own accompanist and practice on their own.
Important!! Rehearsals have moved – Monday evenings now starting on November 7, 2022 from 7:00 to 8:30 at Oakton Community Center, 4701 Oakton Street in Skokie. The Center has an ample parking and an elevator easily accessible near the 1st floor entrance. Our room is on the 2nd floor. Occasionally we have extra rehearsal dates or will rehearse at other locations; such changes are announced to the choir in advance. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
- All rehearsals will be in-person; however, we are prepared to return to a hybrid set-up with some people on Zoom if the need should arise.
- Everyone will be required to be vaccinated and boosted. If you have not sung with us in person since March 2020, you will have to show proof of vaccination. Those of you who were with us in-person this year will *not* be asked to show your cards again; we’ve got them on file.
- Everyone will be required to wear a mask during rehearsal. You may use an N95 or KN95 mask, but you must wear a mask. We know this is a hassle, but we just want to make sure we’re all protected as much as possible.