You don't have to wait until next fall to audition for Chicago Master Singers! Auditions for the Spring sequence will be held on Monday, December 19. Please complete the form below for more information. If you are passionate about choral music and looking for a challenging, satisfying choral experience, we would love to hear from you!
Chicago Master Singers is a 90-voice choral ensemble featuring singers from Chicago and suburban communities. CMS has performed great choral masterworks in collaboration with professional soloists and orchestras since 1979. It is a volunteer chorus that works at and performs to professional standards.
CMS typically presents a three-concert season with two performances of each program in October, December, and April. Rehearsals are held every Monday evening in Palatine from mid-August through April. Additionally, rehearsals are held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings during concert weeks.
Each audition will include vocalization, pitch memory, sight reading, and a carefully prepared choral excerpt from Mozart's Ave Verum Corpus.
Rehearsals, Concerts, and Cost
CMS rehearsals are held on Monday evenings from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. at Countryside Unitarian Church, 1025 N Smith Street, Palatine, IL. The chorus also rehearses on Tuesday and Thursday evenings of concert weeks.
Concerts during the 2022-23 season will be held on October 29 & 30, December 10 & 11, and April 29 & 30 at Glenview Community Church, 1000 Elm St, Glenview, IL. All performances and concert week rehearsals are mandatory.
Membership dues are $120 per year and members purchase their own copies of the music.
CMS follows the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and local public health experts. As long as the current COVID-19 Community Risk Level is low or medium, singers may choose to sing without masks at performances and the final dress rehearsal. At this time, we anticipate that masks will still be required for auditions and for other rehearsals during the 2022-23 season. Auditionees must also present proof of vaccination or a negative test (PCR within 3 days or rapid antigen within 6 hours).