Sing with the GMChorale!


Thank you for your interest in auditioning to sing with the GMChorale. We are a friendly group that aspires to the highest artistic standards. We work hard … and have fun doing it! Scroll down to the bottom of this page to read what GMChorale singers have to say about their membership experience.

Open Rehearsals September 4 and September 11

Singers interested in joining the GMChorale for the 2018-2019 season may participate in open rehearsals on Tuesday, September 4, and Tuesday, September 11, 2018, to see if the Chorale is a good fit for you. Registration is required.

We’ll ask you to arrive early to meet with our Artistic Director, Joseph D’Eugenio, so he can vocalize with you and get acquainted prior to your participating in the rehearsal.

If you are interested in joining the Chorale, we’ll ask you to stay briefly following rehearsal to schedule a private audition with Maestro D’Eugenio.

Audition requirements

1)  Prepare and sing a classical art song, a folk song, hymn or carol, and/or “America, the Beautiful” or “My country, ’tis of thee.” Accompaniment will be provided.

2)  Sing a major scale a cappella in your voice range

3)  Choose two out of three choral selections (scores will be provided) and prepare your voice part to sing with accompaniment. For Fall 2018 auditions, the three selections are:

1) Randall Thompson Frostiana: “Choose something like a star”
2) Maurice Duruflé Requiem: “Kyrie”
3) Handel Messiah: “And the glory of the Lord”

After you schedule an audition, you will receive a password to gain access to copies of the music. Click HERE and enter the password.

2018-2019 season

The 2018-2019 season includes two main-stage concerts. The first, on Sunday, November 11, 2018, features music by Leonard Bernstein, Randall Thompson, and Aaron Copland; the second, on Sunday, May 5, 2019, offers choral music of Anton Bruckner, featuring the Mass in E minor.

On Saturday, December 15, the GMChorale will join the Chancel Choir of First Congregational Church in Cheshire for the fifteenth annual Festival of Carols, and on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, the GMChorale will join the choirs of Middletown High School for a program of choral-orchestral music at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford.

The Chorale rehearses in Cromwell on Tuesday evenings. Members pay annual tuition, purchase their own music, and provide their own concert attire.

To schedule an audition and register for the open rehearsal, please email or call audition coordinator and scheduler, Margie Livengood at margie.livengood@gmchorale.org or 860-633-6198. After you schedule an audition, you will receive the password to access the audition score files.

Here’s what members of the GMChorale have to say about the ensemble:

Earlier in 2018, we asked members of the GMChorale to say what singing in the ensemble means to them. Here are just a few of the responses:

I have learned a lot and expanded my repertoire I love making music with friends.

I love the Chorale – love the people, love the music! I love the director, love the accompanist.

It’s amazing how I have learned to appreciate choral music more each year I have sung with the GMChorale.

Being involved with a fabulous conductor and a wonderful group of singers makes me feel alive and appreciated.

As a new member, in the GMC and in the area, I have found a community. GMC has revived my passion for singing.

The Chorale performs challenging and beautiful music. I love it. Rehearsals with Joe are so much fun, and socially I love the group.

It is a real treat to sing under Joe’s leadership, surrounded by serious musicians who really appreciate his insistence on proper technique and attention to details. Constant learning.

Every Tuesday is a joy, learning music and getting together with old and new friends.

Every session I learn something. It’s like creation is still happening. What a gift!

The best night of the week. Joy, challenge, growth, passion, fun, camaraderie, music! I am inspired and grateful at every rehearsal, so glad to be giving myself this gift!

High quality repertoire, great conducting, good friends, chances to sing with orchestra, good performance venues!