Join Us!



The Chorale is always looking for singers of all ages, for all parts, to join in our song. The choir also has opportunities for small ensemble, quartet, duet and solo parts.

COME JOIN US!

We exist to promote and encourage singers of all abilities. If you've sung in a choir, are familiar with sight reading music, are 16 years or older, and have a desire to improve your voice, you'll find a great family in Chorale Coeur d'Alene. We have parts for men and women in the Chorale and ensembles and solos if you're looking to share and improve your talents.

All new members, as part of the registration process, will need to audition with the Artistic Director, and a panel of representatives from each section.  The audition assesses music reading skills and pitch recognition and also includes a short interview.

Existing chorale members, returning after an absence for whatever reason, should expect to re-audition as part of the registration process unless the requirement is waived by the Artistic Director or Section Leader.
 
You do not need to prepare anything specific for the audition/vocal screening. This process is designed to assess your vocal skills and a positive and affirming way. During your time with the audition team, expect the following:

1. General warmup to assess tone, timbre, and vocal weight

2. Check of range (high and low) and vocal agility

3. Singing a well-known song (Amazing Grace, The Star Spangled Banner, or My Country ’Tis of Thee) in a comfortable key of your choosing.

4. Tonal memory (repeating short musical patterns played on the piano)

5. Sight reading a short line of music (on neutral syllables, solf├Ęge, numbers, etc.)
 

HOW TO AUDITION

Our auditions are informal, short, and far less intimidating than you'd expect. Try us out! This is a short, 10 minute session where the director and audition team will hear your voice and lead you through some scales to evaluate your vocal range in order to place you in the appropriate section. First semester auditions will begin in August and Spring auditions are held in January. Our auditions are held at Peace Lutheran Church on 8134 N Meyer Road in Post Falls, ID.

 

MEMBERSHIP COST

The cost is $65 per semester, and scholarships are available. The semester fee is waived for all students, and we particularly encourage students majoring in music to join.

 

REHEARSALS & CONCERTS

We rehearse on Tuesday evenings from 6:30-9:00PM at Peace Lutheran Church, located at 8134 N Meyer Road in Post Falls, ID. A singer's retreat event is held at the beginning of each semester, typically a Friday evening and Saturday Morning before regular Tuesday night rehearsals resume. We typically sing four multi-performance concerts a season. Our concert year is divided into two semesters: September through December and January through May.

Our attendence policy is three missed rehearsals or less per semester. Retreat dates and Technical Rehearsal dates are mantadory rehearsals.
 

FALL 2024—SCHEDULE

Audition Dates For new singers: 8/13 and 8/17 (5-8pm)

Fall Retreat: 8/23 (6–9pm) and 8/24 (9am–12pm/12-1 Lunch) *Mandatory*

Regular Rehearsals Resume: 8/27,  every tuesday evening (6:30-9pm)

Concert 1 Technical Rehearsals: 10/10 and 10/11 (6:30–9pm) *Mandatory*

Concert 1 Performances: 10/12 (2pm and 7pm concerts) Call Time: 12:30pm

Concert 2 Technical Rehearsal: 12/8 (Sunday evening 6:30-9pm) *Mandatory*

Concert 2 Performances: 12/9 and 12/10 (7pm concerts) Call Time: 5:30pm

Social Time/Party: 12/17 (6:30–9pm)
 

ABOUT US

We're a close family of music lovers who are seeking to keep music and the cultural arts alive. Music reviews have noted we are "the premier Chorale of the Inland Northwest," and our goal is to continue that quality. Our members come from Kootenai, Spokane, Bonner, and Latah Counties. Singing a broad range of choral music, both sacred and secular music, old and new, we are accompanied by some of the finest musicians in the Inland Northwest. Our goal is to make a difference in the world by sharing our gift of music with members and patrons alike.