Join the May Festival Chorus!


May Festival Chorus Auditions

Join the May Festival Chorus—the heart of the Cincinnati May Festival and the official chorus of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Cincinnati Pops. Be a part of the CSO’s 125th Anniversary Season at Music Hall and so much more.

The Details:

We welcome audition appointments at any time. Schedule yours by completing the form below.

Materials: two prepared solos from classical literature, one in English and one in a foreign language. Sight reading and extensive vocalization included. An accompanist will be provided. Questions? Contact Chorus Manager Kathryn Albertson: kalbertson@mayfestival.com

Rehearsals are scheduled for Tuesday evenings from 7:00-10:00 pm at Music Hall. See the repertoire for the 2020 May Festival here!

If you are interested in auditioning for the May Festival Youth Chorus, please scroll to the content at the bottom of the page. 


May Festival Youth Chorus Auditions

The May Festival Youth Chorus connects, inspires, and educates young people through the study and performance of choral music. In addition to its own concert series, featuring collaborative opportunities throughout greater Cincinnati, the Chorus appears at the annual Cincinnati May Festival alongside the May Festival Chorus and Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.

The Details:

Open auditions for the May Festival Youth Chorus are held each January, May, and August, but interested singers can audition at any point during the year. Fill out the form below and a member of the staff will contact you with more information. Next open audition date: January 11, 2020

Singers in grades 8-12, including those with changing voices, are invited to participate. Acceptance is based solely on ability and there are no membership fees. You are welcome here.

Regular rehearsals are held on Sundays September-May from 2-4:30 pm at Knox Church in Hyde Park. Questions? Contact Chorus Manager Kathryn Albertson: kalbertson@mayfestival.com