How to audition for the Des Moines Choral Society



Want to join us as a singer? Singer membership in the Des Moines Choral Society is by audition (see form below). Rehearsals are held once a week on Sunday evenings, 6:30 - 9:00 PM in Des Moines, and dress rehearsals are typically held on the Friday before a Saturday concert.  Auditions for the 2019-2020 season will be held on Tuesday, August 6th, from 4:30 - 7:30 pm.  Follow THIS LINK to sign up for a time.

Auditions for singers not currently members of the Choral Society consist of singing a prepared solo (limited accompaniment is provided), vocalizations, sight reading, and tonal memory exercises. No experienced singer in the greater Des Moines area should miss the opportunities offered by this ensemble. The audition for current singers will include singing excerpts from music recently learned and performed in a Choral Society concert.

Anyone interested in an audition with Artistic Director Dr. James Rodde may contact us using the form below. You can also send an email to or call 273-5255 for more information or to arrange an audition appointment time.

Auditions are held at Plymouth Church, 4126 Ingersoll (42nd & Ingersoll), in the rehearsal room, 3rd floor, west side of the church building. Park in the circle drive on 42nd Street, come in the doors on west side and up the stairs. A greeter will help to fill out forms and answer questions. The audition will last approximately 10 minutes. Auditionees should come 10 minutes early to fill out the forms. A room nearby with a piano is available to warm up if desired.   [RETURN]

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(515) 273-5255

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 13449, Des Moines, IA 50310