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Information for prospective singers


For over 50 years, the Providence Singers has been an auditioned choir of dedicated singers who enjoy singing challenging, interesting music.


Our seasons typically offer a wide range of music, from choral masterworks to Broadway favorites to music we have just commissioned. Performances include guest appearances with the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra, including an annual performance of Handel's Messiah.

We're looking for experienced choral singers who can:

  • read and interpret a musical score, including notes, dynamics, and other markings;

  • sing expressively, in tune, and with a tone quality appropriate to choral music;

  • prepare music prior to each rehearsal;

  • sing all concerts in every season.

When and where

Rehearsals are Tuesday evenings, 7:15 - 9:45, at the RI Philharmonic & Music School (Carter Center) at 667 Waterman Avenue, East Providence, with additional rehearsals on concert weeks at the performance venues.

Member Fees 

Member fees are $175 for the season. Payment plans and scholarships are available; please email us for more information. Members purchase their own music. The cost varies from concert to concert, with an average of approximately $25 per concert cycle. 

Auditioning for the Providence Singers


How to start the process

Please fill in and submit the form below. If you do not receive an acknowledgement within 48 hours, or if you have questions, please send us an email.

What an audition is like

Auditions are short, low-stress, and encouraging. You will be asked to:

  • Sing an art song, aria, or choral piece (maximum three minutes) that shows your ability to sing with a relaxed, warm tone quality that would be conducive to blending with other voices (minimal vibrato, no edge to the sound.) No hymns, please. Memorization is not required, but please bring a copy for the accompanist. Select something you enjoy and are comfortable singing.

  • Be prepared to sing your voice part in “For Unto Us A Child is Born” (from Handel's Messiah) in its entirety. 


We look forward to hearing from you!

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