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.

Singers interested in joining the GMChorale for the 2019-2020 season semester may participate in open rehearsals on the evenings of Tuesday, September 3, or Tuesday, September 10, 2019, prior to an audition with Artistic Director Joseph D’Eugenio. Registration is required to attend open rehearsals – details below.

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.

The three choral 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.

2019-2020 season

The 2019-2020 season includes two main-stage concerts. The first, on Sunday, November 10, 2019, features a newly-commissioned work by Connecticut composer Peter Niedmann, with additional music by Rutter, Conte, and others.

The second concert, on Sunday, April 26, 2020, offers music for choir and string orchestra, with selections by Bach, Handel, Mozart, and the Schubert Mass in G Major.

On Saturday, December 14, 2019, members of the GMChorale will join the Chancel Choir of First Congregational Church in Cheshire for the fifteenth annual Festival of Carols.

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 or to learn more, 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.

What do members of the GMChorale have to say about the ensemble?

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!