New Member Auditions
Mahalo for your interest in auditioning for the O'ahu Choral Society!
The O'ahu Choral Society is a volunteer, auditioned community chorus with a 25+ year history of choral singing at a professional level. OCS performs regularly with the Hawai'i Symphony Orchestra, independently, and with other musical groups on the island. We are a diverse group with members coming from across the spectrum in age, occupation, cultural background, and location on island.
We will be presenting Carl Orff's Carmina Burana in November of 2022, and then Joseph Haydn's The Creation in April of 2023, both in partnership with the Hawai'i Symphony Orchestra. We will also be hosting a winter concert in collaboration with the UH Mānoa Choirs, and are currently exploring additional performance opportunities for the spring.
Auditions for new members to join us starting in Spring 2023 will be held in January. Please complete the inquiry form below to express your interest and to receive communications on how to move forward with an audition!
Any singer who is at least 18 years of age or who has graduated from high school may audition. Please follow the steps outlined below:
1. Fill out the OCS Audition Inquiry form (button above) to request an audition.
2. Once you receive confirmation of your audition time slot: Fill out an OCS application form (which will be emailed to you with your audition confirmation) and bring it with you to your audition, in addition to two copies of the sheet music for the piece you'll be singing, one for the Artistic Director and one for your provided accompanist.
3. WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE AUDITION:
4. Review our singer requirements before your audition.
OCS rehearsals will generally take place on Monday evenings during the season (end of August - May) and will run from 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm at the University of Hawaii - Manoa, Music Department Room 36 (2411 Dole Street). There will be added dress rehearsals throughout the season, multiple in the week leading up to a concert. We will provide you with a full rehearsal schedule before the start of each fall and spring season.
New members must purchase the required dress or tuxedo and related appropriate concert accessories for all concerts.
Please reach out to our Executive Director, Jackie Kimbro, at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any other questions about the audition process.