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Springfield Symphony Orchestra Announces Symphony Chorus Auditions

Auditions to take place in September at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Holyoke

Springfield–The Springfield Symphony Chorus will hold auditions for new members on three September dates at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Holyoke. The Chorus collaborates and performs with the Springfield Symphony Orchestra each concert season. This season the SSO Chorus will perform a Holiday Pops performance with the Springfield Symphony Orchestra in Symphony Hall on December 3, 2022, along with a recital at St. Peter’s Church in May 2023.

The Chorus auditions with Director Nikki Stoia will be held on the following three dates at St. Peter’s, 34 Jarvis Avenue, Holyoke:

  • Tuesday, September 6 from 7pm – 9pm

  • Tuesday, September 13 from 7pm – 9pm

  • Tuesday, September 20 from 8:15pm – 9:30pm

Interested singers are asked to email their name, phone number and email address to Chorus president, Claire Folini, at In addition to the Holiday Pops concert on December 3, the recital at St. Peter’s Church will take place on May 20, 2023. Those auditioning will be asked to make sure the concert and rehearsal schedule will work for them.

Auditionees are asked to bring a short piece to perform, preferably in one of the following languages: Latin, Spanish, Italian, German, French or Hebrew. English solo pieces are permitted, but pieces in the suggested foreign languages are preferred. Auditionees are also asked to bring a legible piano part for Ms. Stoia, who will provide accompaniment.

The Springfield Symphony Chorus is an unpaid professional group of singers from throughout the greater Connecticut River Valley. The Chorus performs at Springfield Symphony Hall with the Symphony Orchestra, and also performs in concerts on its own with its accompanist, chamber orchestras, and other artists. Auditions for the Springfield Symphony Chorus are typically held in September and January.