Visitors Always Welcome

The Sirens rehearse every Thursday night from 7:30-10:00 at The Notre Dame School of Manhattan, 327 West 13th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenue; you will see a green flag that says Notre Dame School above the staircase to the entry door).

  • If you are considering membership, please fill out our non-binding guest registration form. Guest registration is 100% optional (i.e. walk-ins are welcome and you are not committing to anything), but it allows us to better ensure we have informational materials and sheet music ready for you to follow along with.
  • We recommend that prospective members attend at least two (2) rehearsals before requesting an audition. The audition process begins only after you have visited at least once and have declared your intention to audition. Seeing more rehearsals allows you to become familiar with the membership expectations, repertoire, and singing style of the chorus. 
  • Those considering membership are encouraged to visit during the next scheduled Guest Night, but they are not required to request an audition.  Guest Nights are held throughout the year and are designed to provide more information and insight into the chorus culture. Prospective members are welcome to visit a rehearsal any time before requesting an audition.
  • If you are not considering an audition and just want to visit, please email us - we'd hate to be rehearsing off-site and miss you!

Next Guest Night: June 2017

How to Initiate an Audition

If you are considering membership, please fill out our non-binding guest registration form. Guest registration is 100% optional (i.e. walk-ins are welcome and you are not committing to anything), but it allows us to better ensure we have informational materials and sheet music ready for you to follow along with. 

As mentioned, we recommend that prospective members attend at least two (2) rehearsals before requesting an audition. Seeing more rehearsals allows you to become familiar with the membership expectations, repertoire, and singing style of the chorus.

The audition process begins after you have visited at least once and have declared your intention to audition to the Music Team, who will provide you with an audition schedule.

The Audition Process

We recommend that prospective members attend at least two (2) rehearsals before requesting to audition. Prospective members are invited to join the chorus for physical and vocal warm-ups at each rehearsal during their visiting period. The audition process begins upon the prospective member declaring interest in joining the chorus. The audition involves three phases of activities that take place over the course of a few weeks following regular Thursday night rehearsals:

I – Vocal Assessment

Upon declaring interest in auditioning, you will schedule a vocal assessment with the director where you will perform (a cappella) 16 bars from any song in any style of your choosing. She will ask you to sing through some vocal exercises, as well, to assess your ability to match pitch, blend tone, and hold your part. This will also determine which voice part best suites your vocal range, and which voice part you should learn for your audition pieces.


II – Practice Performance

Before you return the following week after your vocal assessment,  you will have been given audio learning tracks and sheet music for the two (2) repertoire songs that will be used for your audition. During the next few weeks, you will have the opportunity to sing with the chorus on these songs during rehearsals to get additional practice as well as first-hand experience of what it’s like to perform with Sirens of Gotham.

Once you feel confident with the audition songs (words, pitches, etc.), you will be asked to sing the songs against a recording of the chorus for Section Managers and members of the Music Team for feedback to help you to succeed.


III – Audition Performance

The week following your practice performance, you will audition by singing through the entirety of the two (2) songs against a recording of the chorus for a panel consisting of Music Team leadership. You should be prepared to sing with performance-level note accuracy and energized, authentic expression.


January is Sweet Adelines International's Global Open House!

irens of Gotham

Sirens of Gotham is spreading the good news! January 2017 is Sweet Adeline International's Global Open House, an exciting time designated for choruses around the world to empower others to join the harmony! Sirens of Gotham is one of the hundreds of Sweet Adelines International choruses that make up this worldwide organization of women who sing four-part barbershop harmony.

Check on the video below to learn more!

Not in the area? Find a chorus near you at www.SweetAdelinesInternational.com/findachorus.