Interested in Singing with Voices of Gotham?
Join us at our regular weekly rehearsal, Thursday evenings from 7:00 – 10:00pm! We rehearse each week, except on major holidays and during the Barbershop Harmony Society's International Convention in the first week of July.
We rehearse at the Metro Baptist Church, 410 West 40th Street (between 9th Avenue and Dyer). For more information about our next scheduled rehearsal, please visit our calendar, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you plan to stop by a rehearsal, we encourage you fill out the guest registration form, so we know to expect you.
Thinking about Auditioning?
We recommend that potential members attend at least two rehearsals before requesting to audition. Rehearsals allow you to become familiar with the repertoire as well as the singing style of the chorus.
The audition occurs in three phases.
I – Vocal Assessment
Upon declaring interest in joining the chorus, you will schedule a vocal assessment with the director. He will listen to your singing abilities to make sure you are singing the correct part, and will determine your ability to match pitches and blend your tone.
II – Practice Quartet
After the vocal assessment, a representative from your section will give you access to the learning materials for the audition, including sheet music and learning tracks for a song in our current repertoire. Once you feel confident with the entire song — words, pitches, etc. — you will be asked to sing the song in a practice quartet with Section Leaders. You may need to do this a couple of times.
III – Audition Quartet
At your audition, you will be expected to sing the entire song in a quartet with the Section Leaders. You should be prepared to sing with performance-level note accuracy and an eye for storytelling.
Auditions typically occur immediately following our Thursday evening rehearsals. For more information about our auditions, please email email@example.com.