Auditions are open to any singer aged 18 or older from anywhere and with any level of choral experience.
Friendly and relaxed, they’re designed to identify each singer’s vocal range, ability to stay on pitch, and ease learning harmonies. Auditions consist of a song and a harmony exercise. For details , please see below.
New members cycle in every September and February. We conduct tryouts for these cycles in the weeks before each season begins. For specific dates, please check this page periodically or email our artistic director at ConradChu@Gmail.com to be added to our auditions mailing list.
Auditioners can try out with any song though for convenience most download and sing one of the five numbers below:
“Cabaret” from Cabaret
“Over the Rainbow” from The Wizard of Oz
“Try to Remember” from The Fantasticks
“Singin’ in the Rain”
“My Funny Valentine”
Please feel free to audition with a different song. If you do, however, we ask that you provide an extra copy of the piano sheet music to it —in your preferred key—for our artistic director.
Because we sing multi-part harmony, the audition also includes a short exercise involving two simple lines of harmony to “Amazing Grace” (a song that is outside of our repertoire but lend itself well to auditions).
Your job will be to sing the harmony while our artistic director plays the melody on the piano. If this kind of thing is new to you, memorizing the harmony ahead of time will help a lot!
We are always on the lookout for volunteers—be it to help post flyers announcing our auditions and concerts, take tickets at our events, provide services such as printing, photography, web management, and graphic design, etc.
If you’re affiliated with a large space and would like to explore hosting a North River Sing concert, please let us know!
Thank you for your interest in donating to NRS! North River Sing could not exist without the support of our donors. Your gift will help fund our financial aid program and offset operating expenses such as sheet music, rehearsal space rental, and salaries for our artistic staff. In short, your donation will help us create art and community in and around Jersey City for years to come.
Yes. NRS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization to which all gifts are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
send a check (payable to “North River Sing”) to:
North River Sing Community Chorus
64 Wayne Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302
Whichever means you prefer, just be sure to provide your address so we can send you an acknowledgement letter.
We are grateful for corporate matching gifts, which may double or triple individual contributions! Some companies even match gifts made by retirees and spouses.
Please direct all donations to “North River Sing, a NJ Nonprofit Organization” (EIN 40-1200828). NRS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization to which all gifts are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
North River Sing offers a range of corporate sponsorship opportunities such as ad placement in our programs and underwriting our publicity materials. For information on sponsorships and related recognition for your organization, please email info@NorthRiverSing.com.