HISTORY OF CHARLOTTE CHORALE
The Charlotte Chorale, a premier choir in Charlotte is comprised of auditioned singers who wish to enrich local communities by sharing the joy of song. Centered in the heart of Mecklenburg County in uptown Charlotte, North Carolina, the Charlotte Chorale enjoys performing at a wide variety of performance venues. The Charlotte Chorale strives to provide audiences with an excellent choral experience while giving back to the community. They perform a wide variety of music including pop, jazz spiritual and classical music and sing both a cappella and with instrumental accompaniment. Audiences are always surprised at the creative concert themes and look forward to the varied musical selections, costume changes and special guests at each Chorale concert.
We rehearse on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 PM - 9:15 PM.
Ascension Lutheran Church
1225 E. Morehead Street
Charlotte, NC 28204
President Renee Downey
Treasurer Kathy Bowen
Community Claudia Carlton
Marketing Maureen Zinser
P.O. Box 471005
Charlotte, NC 28247
The Charlotte Chorale, is an auditioned 4-part choir. The success of the Charlotte Chorale is based upon the faithfulness, diligence and commitment of each member. The Chorale's season runs August through June.
Mitchell Lewis holds a Bachelor of Choral Music Education degree from Florida State University and a Masters in Choral Conducting from Winthrop University. During his tenure as a choral educator, Mitchell has taught middle and high school chorus in the public school systems of Leon County, Tallahassee, Florida and Charlotte-Mecklenburg, Charlotte, NC. He also served as the graduate assistant for the Winthrop University Collegiate choir during his graduate studies. Mitchell currently serves as the conductor for the Men’s Choir at UNC Charlotte and the University Chorale and Chamber Choir at Queens University of Charlotte, NC. In addition to his conducting assignments, Mitchell has served as choir director and accompanist for churches in Florida, South Carolina, and North Carolina. Mitchell is an active member of both ACDA and NCMEA.
Make Great Music! Give Back!
The Charlotte Chorale welcomes new singers twice a year. We look for adult singers that love to have fun performing a variety of styles of choral music. Singers should be able to read choral music and be available for rehearsals on Tuesday evenings.
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Dues for the Charlotte Chorale are $40 per semester.
We do ask that potential members audition. During the audition, you will be asked to do the following things:
1.) A prepared solo of your choice.
Singers are asked to prepare a solo in any genre of music with which you feel comfortable, that will illustrate the quality of your voice. You may sing with an accompaniment track or an accompanist will be provided. When using an accompanist, please bring a copy of your music.
2.) Vocal Exercises for Range Testing
Singers will be asked to perform vocal exercises to determine their range, tone and musical skill.
3. Sight Reading
Singers will be given a line of music to sight read to determine musical level.
We know that the idea of auditioning is scary, but relax. The audition is 15 minutes long and we try to make it fun.
If you want to be part of this fun musical group, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an audition time.