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Open Audition for the 2018 Fall Season - AUGUST 8, 2021

WHAT: Open Audition for the 2018 Fall Season

WHEN: August 8, 2018, 6:30pm

WHERE: Wesley Palms (Activity Room)
2404 Loring Street, San Diego

Seeking women who love to sing! Join us to meet other Choral Club singers, get the skinny on rehearsals, concerts and activities, and practice the fall season music. At least 10 outreach and public concerts will be performed in November and December, 2018.

Please try to arrive by 6:15 to complete the enrollment process before rehearsal starts at 7pm. Auditioning members will be informed of their results via email within the following week. If you cannot audition on this time and date, please contact us to schedule an alternative audition time.

NOTE: This evening will be auditions, only-no rehearsal. Regular rehearsals start August 22, 2018.


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 mid- August through early-December). Rehearsals are held on Wednesday 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 Assistant Music Director 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 on our Auditions page.
(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 Music Director, Assistant Music Director or other agent of CCSD.

You must score at least 35 points at the audition to be admitted to the CCSD chorus.

Welcome Dr. Kyle Adam Blair, Assistant Director for Mink Pack

Choral Club is very pleased to introduce Dr. Kyle Adam Blair, the new Assistant Music Director for Mink Pack. Laura Morrell continues as Artstic Director of Mink Pack. Kyle and Laura will be working closely together to design and present the Mink Pack’s new show for 2018-19.


Dr. Kyle Adam Blair is an active pianist, musical director, and vocal coach in the San Diego area who specializes in the performance of American contemporary music. As a pianist, Kyle not only performs works from established 20th century American composers such as Copland, Ruggles, Crumb, and Carter, but also champions music by living composers, with whom he often collaborates.

Among Blair’s notable collaborations are numerous appearances with the La Jolla Symphony under the direction of Steven Schick, performances with Bang-On-A-Can All-Stars in Los Angeles, Seattle, and San Diego, and appearances with redfishbluefish at the Ojai Music Festival, sharing the stage with the likes of eighthblackbird’s Lisa Kaplan, The Bad Plus, and members of the Mark Morris Dance Group.

He is currently slated to release his solo debut record in the coming months. The record, entitled “Palm Sunday,” consists of a collection of solo piano works composed by New England-based composer Stuart Saunders Smith, a frequent collaborator with Blair.

An active vocal coach in San Diego as well, Blair has acted as a music director, pianist and/or composer for ten major theatrical productions in the San Diego area in the last four years, several of which were theatrical premieres performed at La Jolla Playhouse, as well as multiple shows with La Jolla’s renowned JCompany under the direction of Joey Landwehr.

Blair earned his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Contemporary Music Performance at the University of California, San Diego in 2018 under the tutelage of Aleck Karis.

Open Audition for the Mink Pack Small Ensemble - ALL Vocal Ranges

Mink Pack Open Call 2018The Mink Pack small ensemble of Choral Club of San Diego is looking for talented women singers in all voice ranges.

The Mink Pack is Choral Club’s year-round small ensemble. Mink Pack music is entirely secular focusing on Mid-Century popular songs with an upbeat, hip vibe in 3- 4- and 5 part arrangements. The ensemble rehearses weekly for 10 weeks in the summer (June-early August), with monthly refresher rehearsals October-April. The group performs up to 18 concerts intermittently August - October and January - April.


  • Ability to read sheet music with an understanding of dynamics, rhythms, tempos and other musical elements indicated in the score
  • Ability to learn music quickly from scores and tracks, and to come to rehearsal ready to put it all together and polish
  • Comfortable with performance, with professional demeanor
  • Ability to self-start and work independently
  • Ability to present at least two solo/small group numbers to add to the repertoire appropriate in style and content to the MP brand
  • A reliable, responsible team player


Auditions will be held in two rounds. Interested singers should send in a letter of interest and short vocal history along with a recording (or link to recording) to as soon as possible.  Finalists will be invited to a second live audition in late May.

Rehearsals begin in June, 2018.


CCSD Spring 2018

Laughter in the Rain, Spring Concert 2018

Join us Sunday May 20, 2021 for Choral Club’s end-of-season concert and fundraising event at the historic Point Loma Assembly building at 3035 Talbot Street in Point Loma.
We’re going all 60s this season with a medley of Neil Sedaka classics, “Love Will keep Us Together” “Calendar Boy?), ” and of course, “Laughter in the Rain.” Also included are hits like “My Guy,” “For All We know,” “We’ve Only Just Begun,” “Put a Little Love in Your Heart,” a Stevie Wonder Medley, and more.
Enjoy a pre-show mixer, including performances by our scholarship winners and Choral Club’s small ensemble, the Mink Pack.
The concert will last approximately 70 minutes and includes a raffle and silent auction before the show and during intermission. All proceeds benefit Choral Club of San Diego programs and scholarships.

WHEN:  Sunday, May 20th, 2018

Doors open at 7:15pm (mixer)
Concert at 7:30pm

WHERE:  Point Loma Assembly Building

3035 Talbot Street
Point Loma, San Diego, 92106

Purchase Tickets

$15 in advance / $25 at the door

Enjoy a fun, family-friendly holiday concert and support the arts in San Diego.  Early-bird ticket prices are $15 before May 19th ($25 at the door). Purchase your tickets today.

Raffle, silent auction, and refreshments available. ADA accessible.

Cabaret Show, 2017
Choral Club’s The Mink Pack, and More

Join us for a night of Cabaret-style entertainment when Choral Club’s small ensemble The Mink Pack takes the stage. Enjoy the perfect kick-off to the weekend 7pm Friday, August 18, 2021, at the historic Point Loma Assembly building at 3035 Talbot Street in Point Loma.

The repertoire features mostly 40’s, 50’s, and 60’s pop classics about love-and other catastrophes.  Have a drink and relate to love-gone-wrong ballads like “Cry Me a River,” “Chain of Fools,” “Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree,” “Yesterday,” “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” “When I Fall In Love,” “Maybe This Time,” “Why Don’t You Do Right?,” and many more. Special appearances by the Choral Club of San Diego main chorus, Kevin Cavanaugh, and surprise guests. Raffle, silent auction, and refreshments available. ADA accessible.

Enjoy a pre-show mixer, then a concert featuring all of your favorites. The concert will last approximately 90 minutes (including an intermission) and include a raffle before the show and during intermission. Raffle and silent-auction items include a 10-person tasting party courtesy Vom Fass Hillcrest, gift bags from local merchants, Choral Club tickets and logo merchandise, and lots of gift cards.

WHEN:  Friday, August 18th, 2017

Doors open at 6:45pm (reception)
Concert at 7:30pm

WHERE:  Point Loma Assembly Building

3035 Talbot Street
Point Loma, San Diego, 92106

Purchase Tickets

$10 in advance / $15 at the door


Tables for 4 or 8 are available. Table reservations include bonus raffle tickets and optional concessions vouchers. Please Contact Us for information on table reservations.