» The next auditions will be in January 2018 «
We’re looking for singers who enjoy performing pop, rock, disco, jazz, and show tunes and who want to spread the fun of show choir music throughout the Greater Houston area.
Houston Show Choir offers two performance groups: a mixed show choir and a high-energy singing and dancing group for women. Ladies who make an audition appointment will be asked for their preference. However, the Music Director will offer places according to where she thinks singers will best fit, which may not be the first choice.
Houston Choral Showcase Auditions
Auditions to join Houston Show Choir will be held in three phases. Session 1 is open to all applicants aged at least 18 years. Selected participants from Session 1 will then be invited to join Sessions 2 and 3.
If you have any questions about Houston Show Choir auditions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Audition Session 1
You will meet with the Music Director to ascertain your vocal range, sing a verse and chorus of your choice of song from the list below (unaccompanied), and discuss your musical background.
- We Shall Be Free – Garth Brooks
- You Will Be Found – Dear Evan Hansen
- September – Earth Wind and Fire
- Piano Man – Billy Joel
- Castle on a Hill – Ed Sheeran
- Better When I’m Dancing – Meghan Trainor
- We Built This City – Starship
- Heartache Tonight – The Eagles
- Barbara Ann – The Beach Boys
- Shed a Little Light – James Taylor
- Shake Your Groove Thing – Peaches and Herb
- Summer Paradise – Simple Plan
- Pretty Woman – Roy Orbison
- Count On Me – Bruno Mars
- Shadows of the Night – Pat Benetar
- Halo – Beyonce
- Eternal Flame – The Bangles
- Whatta Man – En Vogue
- Royals – Lorde
- Somebody to Love – Queen
- Cowboy Take Me Away – Dixie Chicks
- The River – Garth Brooks
- Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough – Michael Jackson
You will also receive information about Houston Show Choir and have the opportunity to ask questions about the organization.
Please arrive a few minutes before your appointment to allow time for filling out an information form.
Audition Session 2 (by invitation)
Candidates will meet together for two hours with the Music Director to vocalize, sing sample repertoire, and do some choreographed movement. Bring water and wear comfortable clothing and shoes.
Audition Session 3 (by invitation)
Candidates will participate in a regular rehearsal, where the choir will begin to work on repertoire for the upcoming season.
If you are offered a place in Houston Show Choir, membership for the season will become active once dues have been paid.
Houston Show Choir has two performance seasons. The Spring season starts in mid-January and ends in mid-June. The Fall season runs from mid-August to mid-December with an emphasis on winter holiday music.
Rehearsals for the MIXED Choir (Vocal Impact) are held Monday evenings from 7-9:30pm at Hogg Middle School, 1100 Merrill St, Houston, TX 77009.
Rehearsals for the LADIES Choir (Heart & Soul) are held Tuesday evenings from 7-9:30pm at Hogg Middle School, 1100 Merrill St, Houston, TX 77009.
Both choirs perform choral arrangements in a variety of popular styles, including pop, rock, disco, jazz, show tunes, and patriotic pieces. Choreographed movement and staging are an integral part of performances, along with vibrant costumes and props.
In addition to producing 1-3 ticketed shows per season, Houston Show Choir is also hired to perform at private and public events. The group makes regular appearances at major public events such as holiday lighting ceremonies and art festivals.