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Auditions & Employment

Chorus Auditions

The Opera Grand Rapids Chorus is seeking new members for our 2023/24 chorus!  BARITONES/BASSES are especially encouraged to audition.

Season Format

  • This season consists of three chorus cycles.  The first cycle, Die Entführung aus dem Serail, will use a small subset of current chorus members, so you will be auditioning for ONLY the next two cycles.
  • Cycle #2: Chorus Concert, an evening to celebrate our fantastic chorus!  It will feature both choral singing as well as audition opportunities for arias and small ensembles with fellow choristers.
  • Cycle #3: La bohème, Puccini
  • NOTE: If you are interested in auditioning for the chorus, please contact Emilee Syrewicze at esyrewicze@operagr.org
  • Please see the TENTATIVE SCHEDULE.  All calls are still subject to change, but I’d estimate that the dates/times are 90% accurate.


Auditions are available Sunday, September 24, 2:00–5:00 pm.  Each audition will be 10 minutes and will consist of the following elements:

  1. Solo. Please prepare one solo piece to sing. A pianist will be provided for you free of charge. Make sure your music is in suitable shape for a pianist to sight-read. I am interested in hearing how well you sing, not how complicated your aria is. An unaccompanied “Happy Birthday” is as acceptable a choice as “Nessun dorma.”
  2. Sight-singing
  3. Simple physical movement

If you are interested in auditioning for the chorus, please contact Emilee Syrewicze at esyrewicze@operagr.org


  • Chorus Concert:  $200
  • La bohème:  $450

Checks will be distributed at the final performance of each event.

Please contact Executive Director Emilee Syrewicze at esyrewicze@operagr.org with any questions.