Auditions are now being held for our upcoming season

Sharim v’Sharot is always looking for singers to complement our signature sound. Contact us for an audition, and come be a part of Central New Jersey’s Select Jewish Choir! Auditions for the 2015-6 year are being held now through September.

We are generally in four parts (soprano, alto, tenor, bass), but sometimes we divide further into five or six parts as the music requires. Rehearsals are on Tuesdays at Rider University generally from September to June, usually with some time off in July and August. We try to have a summer choir party every year. Among our members have been high-school students, college students, and professionals from all walks of life throughout the Delaware Valley and Central New Jersey. 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. You may also meet an SvS (Sharim v’Sharot) member who will give you a form to complete, or collect your completed form that you have downloaded from our website.

  • Please prepare two songs that you love to sing, one fast and one slow. The songs should have lyrics, in any language, and should not be a niggun or a vocal exercise without words.

Elayne likes to hear voices by listening to them without accompaniment. Songs can be taken from Broadway, opera, folk, Israeli or liturgical repertoire, etc.

  • Be prepared to sing some scales so that Elayne can determine your singing range.
  • 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.
  • Elayne will give you new music to sing on sight. While sight-reading is not necessary for admission, 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 do not hesitate to contact us.  Auditions and rehearsals are in Lawrenceville, New Jersey.

There is a yearly fee ($50) for musical scores, which you keep, and a requested donation for membership ($90) which we collect in the fall and spring.  Both costs are subject to change as we assess our needs for rehearsals, publicity, upkeep, etc.  We try to keep our costs as reasonable as possible.

We look forward to meeting with you!

We are going to be a great team together!