Auditions are now being held for our upcoming season

Sharim v’Sharot is always looking for singers to complement our signature sound and be a part of Central New Jersey’s Select Jewish Choir!  Auditions for the 2015-16 year are being held now through September.  Please contact us at sharimvsharot@gmail.com by clicking here.

Rehearsals are on Tuesdays evenings at Rider University generally from September to June, usually with some time off in July and August. Our members come from Central New Jersey and the Delaware Valley.  We sing in four parts (soprano, alto, tenor, bass), or more as the music requires. If you also have instrumental talent, please let us know!

What to expect at your audition

At the audition, you will meet with our conductor, Elayne Robinson Grossman, Ed.D.  She’ll want to hear you sing without accompanimentSongs can be taken from Broadway, opera, folk, Israeli or liturgical repertoire.

  • Please prepare two songs that you love to sing, one fast and one slow (not a niggun or a vocal exercise without words).  The lyrics can be in any language.
  • Be prepared to sing several scales.
  • Expect to repeat patterns of melody and rhythm. There is really no way to prepare for the echo pattern portions of the audition. You will be asked to repeat melodic patterns played on the piano and rhythmic patterns that will be tapped or clapped.
  • Be prepared to do some sight-reading.  While sight-reading is not necessary for acceptance into the choir, familiarity with notation and an ability to negotiate a score and to learn quickly is appreciated.

If you have further questions, or if you would like to schedule an audition, please click here.

We look forward to meeting with you!

We are going to be a great team together!