Auditions

Auditions will next
be conducted in January, 2014

Are you a boy or girl between the ages of 8 and 18? Do you enjoy singing, performing and traveling with other young people who share your interests?

Then join Youth pro Musica: The Greater Boston Youth Chorus!

YpM offers three choral groups:

  • Training Chorus: Girls & boys, approximately grades 2-5
    Rehearsal: Tuesday, 4:30 - 5:30 pm
     
  • Repertory Chorus: Girls & boys with unchanged voices, grades 5-8
    Rehearsal: Tuesday, 6:00 – 7:30 pm
     
  • High School Ensemble: Girls & boys with changed voices, grades 9-12
    Rehearsal: Tuesday, 7:45–9:15 pm

The next auditions are in January, 2014.

Please contact auditions@youthpromusica.org for more information.

Auditions are by appointment with YpM's Artistic Director, Robert Barney, and take approximately 15 minutes. Formal musical training is not a prerequisite for the younger singers, but some prior musical experience is necessary for admittance to the high school division. The divisions of the chorus often perform together. All auditions take place at Second Church in Newton, 60 Highland Street in West Newton. To make an appointment for an audition or if you have questions, please send an email to us at auditions@youthpromusica.org.

A brief recap of what -- and where! -- Ypm has been singing...

In the past three seasons, YpM members have appeared in a world premiere and made a professional recording with other choruses, including one from Germany, performed "Carmina Burana" with Chorus pro Musica at Jordan Hall in Boston, and performed at Faneuil Hall at a fundraiser for a charity called "Pitching in for Kids". In late June 2011, YpM traveled to Montréal, Canada. The chorus performed at some of city’s most famous and historic venues and was hosted by the world-renowned boy choir Les Petits Chanteurs du Mont-Royal, YpM's guests in 2008. YpM’s performances in 2012 included an appearance at Sanders Theater (Harvard University) and with the Newton Choral Society in Carmina Burana. In June 2012, YpM travelled to New York City for a long weekend, staying at St. Thomas Choir School and performing three concerts.

If any of this interests you, we encourage you to come and audition! To arrange an informal audition, please send e-mail to auditions@youthpromusica.org.