Why Sing With Monmouth Civic Chorus
Monmouth Civic Chorus, located in Red Bank, Monmouth County, NJ, has been dedicated to artistic excellence since 1949, with performances at Carnegie Hall, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, and even Saint Peter’s Basilica in Rome, to name a few. We are an active member of Chorus America, and are among the 35 NJ choirs that participate in the NJ Choral Consortium.
In addition to performing great music, we are a fun community of singers where you’ll find friendship and a musical family. We have social events and fundraisers, and we enjoy caroling in and around Monmouth County, New Jersey each Christmas season. Our members are devoted avocational singers from all walks of life, spanning an age range from students to retirees. Because of their strong commitment to the Chorus, members typically continue performing and working behind the scenes for many years, even decades.
The Chorus presents acclaimed performances of traditional great choral works, as well as new works by living composers and revivals of rare choral treasures. Our repertoire ranges from madrigals and hymns to musical theater and jazz standards. Our annual December concert of traditional and classical holiday music always gets a standing ovation.
Your Choir Audition
We welcome your interest in joining at any time throughout the season. Membership in Monmouth Civic Chorus is open to adult singers and high school students who meet audition requirements. Our auditions are 5-10 minutes long before rehearsal or during the break. We’ll have you vocalize a bit to determine what voice part you sing, have you listen to and match pitches, and ask you to sight-read an easy passage such as a hymn. Please prepare a short solo piece.