Interested in singing with us?
The PCS looks for experienced choral singers with good sight-reading ability and a good working knowledge of English (the language of rehearsals). As an “unpaid but professional-level choir” (New York Times), members are expected to take their participation seriously, namely to attend all rehearsals, to work on the music on their own (supporting materials will be provided), to participate in each of our three season concerts and the Sing-Along Messiah, and to participate in all aspects of promotion and production of our concerts.
We are looking for good tuning, a vocal quality that will blend with the choir, ability to control vibrato and understanding of musical notation. We also require sight-reading ability since we often tackle long works that would be particularly difficult to fully learn by heart. Auditionees will have the chance to demonstrate their capacity to learn a part, as a section of the season’s repertoire will be sent in advance to be prepared for the audition.
Audition days typically take place twice a year, in September and January. If you would like to audition, please complete an audition registration form here.
Auditions, rehearsals and most performances are at the American Cathedral in Paris, 23 avenue George V in the 8th arrondissement. Dues for the whole season are 210 euros (105 euros for students 26 years old and under). Dues do not include the cost of scores that need to be purchased. Bulk orders are made, in order to allow for lower costs. You are welcome to purchase scores on your own but you will need to have the edition chosen by the musical director.
Rehearsals are Monday nights, from 7:30pm to 10pm, with a refreshment break for socializing.
Please visit the rest of this website for more information about our vision, history and repertoire. If you have any questions about the audition process or PCS, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.