The Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus is holding its twice yearly auditions this week (March 6) at the Lutheran Church of the Holy Communion (6 p.m.). Here’s what you, gay men of Philly, need to know to sing out, Louise:
Be prepared to do some vocal exercises. This means the director will likely ask you to sing a familiar song, like “Amazing Grace,” and test you in different parts (are you a bass or tenor?). We might suggest a little Gaga. But that’s just us.
Auditions usually last about 10 minutes. This gives you enough time to celebrate (or drown your sorrows) at the closest gay bar – Stir.
You need to sign up in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (215) 731-9230.
If you make the cut, you’ll be expected to attend all rehearsals (every Wednesday from 7-10 p.m.) at the Lutheran Church of the Holy Communion, in addition to at least one Saturday during the performance season. You may also have the opportunity to try out for the Brotherly Love ensemble group.
Dues are $150 for the year ($90 if you join this month). And yes, there are payment plans available.
Need more convincing? Check out the video PGMC made about “why we sing:”