Choral Club of San Diego
Thank you for your interest in singing with Choral Club of San Diego. The Club Singers perform a repertoire focusing on upbeat, mid-century pop music in fun, interesting arrangements. We have a regular weekly rehearsal that last 1 hour and 45 minutes, at Wesley Palms retirement community in Pacific Beach. New members are encouraged to come early to audition.
1. To be successful in Choral Club of San Diego (“CCSD”), you should have some prior music experience either singing in a school, community or church chorus, or playing a musical instrument. Music sight-reading skills, while helpful, are not required.
2. You must be able to commit to the full rehearsal and performance season (Spring Season runs from late-January/early February through mid-May/early June, and Fall Season runs from late August through mid-December). Rehearsals are held on Monday nights from 7:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. At the end of each season, there are 10-12 performances which will occur on evenings and weekends.
3. Your audition with the CCSD Music Director and Music Committee will include the following:
a. Performance of 16 to 32 measures of one of the solo audition songs posted on the CCSD website. The website contains the lyrics and the accompaniment for each song. [Find prep tracks and lyrics below.]
(Worth up to 20 points.)
b. A check of your vocal range, from high notes to low notes, to determine your vocal placement.
c. A test to see how accurately you can sing a note played for you on the piano. (Worth up to 10 points.)
d. A test to see how accurately you can sing back a short combination of notes and rhythms played on the piano. (Worth up to 10 points.)
e. Performance of 16 measures of a song with others in your same vocal range to see how well you can blend your voice with the group. (Worth up to 10 points.)
4. In order to maintain impartiality, no coaching or assistance with preparation for the audition can be provided by the CCSD Artistic Director, Music Director or other agent of CCSD.
You must score at least 35 points at the audition to be admitted to the CCSD chorus.
Delta Dawn Lyric (Clip)
Delta Dawn, what’s that flower you have on
Could it be a faded rose from days gone by?
And did I hear you say he was a-meeting you here today
To take you to his mansion in the sky?
Delta Dawn – Soprano
Delta Dawn – Alto
The Rose Lyric (Clip)
Some say love, it is a river that drowns the tender reed
Some say love, it is a razor that leaves your soul to bleed
Some say love, it is a hunger an endless aching need
I say love, it is a flower and you, it’s only seed
The Rose – Soprano
The Rose – Alto