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Spring 2024 Season Auditions!

Love to sing? Auditions for North River Sing are being held Sunday, January 28, from 3 to 6 PM at Barrow Mansion, 83 Wayne St, Jersey City. Click below to email our Artistic Director to reserve your audition time!

About Our Auditions

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.

 Audition Dates

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 to be added to our auditions mailing list.

Audition Materials

Auditioners will be required to sing two (2) songs at the audition. All songs can be downloaded here.

(1) Auditioners may try out with any song they’d like to bring, in any style.  For convenience, we offer five suggestions here to download and sing at the audition: 

“Cabaret” from Cabaret
“Over the Rainbow” from The Wizard of Oz
“Try to Remember” from The Fantasticks
“Singin’ in the Rain”
“My Funny Valentine”

(2) Because we sing multi-part harmony, the audition also includes a short exercise involving the harmony of “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.” (a song that is outside of our repertoire but lends itself well to auditions). The auditioner needs to prepare either the alto harmony line or the baritone harmony line FROM MEASURE 8 through MEASURE 23.  For the audition they do not have to learn anything beyond that.

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.

Spread the Word

We have a tiny publicity budget, so please help us spread the word about NRS by following us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Be sure to “like” and share our posts on your news feed. And do refer friends and neighbors for auditions!

Host a concert

If you’re affiliated with a large space and would like to explore hosting a North River Sing concert, please let us know!


How will my gift be used?

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.

Is my gift tax-deductible?

Yes. NRS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization to which all gifts are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

How to Donate

To make a gift, simply: 

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.


click on the button below (and select the “friends and family option to avoid fees).

Matching Gift Info

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.

Corporate Sponsorship

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