Consider joining Sirens of Gotham!

VISITORS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME!

Visitors are always welcome to watch and listen at our regular rehearsals.  The Sirens rehearse every Thursday night from 7:15-10:00pm in Manhattan, but we are currently relocating our rehearsals, so email us if you're interested in stopping by and we'll get you the information.

INTERESTED IN SINGING WITH US?

The prospective member process occurs in three phases: Guest Nights, Audition Night, and a Welcome Rehearsal. We hold these prospective cycles 2-3 times a year. To get started, submit a non-binding Guest Registration Form to let us know you're interested in the chorus and read more about the prospective process below!

NEXT GUEST CYCLE: JUNE 2019

Our January 2019 Cycle is now closed! In order to be eligible for an audition, you must attend at least one (1) Guest Night to complete a preliminary vocal diagnostic. Our next Guest Cycle will be in June 2019.

 
Posing on our way to compete in the 2018 SAI Region 15 barbershop chorus competition, where we placed 1st in our division and 4th overall with our highest score to date!

Posing on our way to compete in the 2018 SAI Region 15 barbershop chorus competition, where we placed 1st in our division and 4th overall with our highest score to date!


THE PROSPECTIVE MEMBER PROCESS

Coaching session with Deke Sharon, the "father of contemporary a cappella music" at the International Educational Symposium (IES) hosted by Sweet Adelines International (SAI) in August 2017.

Coaching session with Deke Sharon, the "father of contemporary a cappella music" at the International Educational Symposium (IES) hosted by Sweet Adelines International (SAI) in August 2017.

I. Visit & Vocal Diagnostic
All prospective members must attend at least one Guest Night, an evening that provides prospective members with an opportunity to learn about the organization, mix and mingle with the chorus, and experience a rehearsal! All those interested in pursuing membership must then sign-up for a preliminary vocal diagnostic that night with a member of the Music Team in order to be considered for an audition. Submit a Guest Registration Form to let us know you're interested.

Please come to the diagnostic prepared with a short (16 bar or so) snippet of a song that you are comfortable singing and that you feel best showcases your voice!

II. Audition
Should you be offered an audition following your preliminary vocal diagnostic at one of our Guest Nights, you will receive more details and materials for our audition process via email.

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The audition consists of the following components, all sung a cappella:

  • Sing a provided barbershop arrangement on an assigned part (memorized) in a quartet of Music Team members

  • An aural learning activity with members of the music team

III. Welcome Rehearsal
On the Thursday following auditions, new members will be welcomed into the chorus with a binder of our current repertoire and an assigned mentor to support them as they navigate their new journey with the chorus!


HOW DO I BEGIN THE PROSPECTIVE PROCESS?

  1. Submit a Guest Registration Form to let us know you're interested in the chorus.

  2. Attend a Guest Night to learn more about the chorus and experience rehearsal! If you’d like to audition, sign-up for and complete a preliminary vocal diagnostic while you're there.

  3. Should you be offered an audition following your vocal diagnostic, you will receive you will receive more details and materials for our audition process via email.

  4. Visit rehearsals between your first visit and Audition Night to learn more about the chorus and practice your audition music!

  5. Attend Audition Night. Auditions are 10-15 minutes long and will be scheduled between 6:30 and 10:30pm at a location TBD in Manhattan.

  6. You will hear back by the following Monday. If accepted into Sirens of Gotham, members are expected to immediately begin attending weekly Thursday rehearsals, the first being your Welcome Rehearsal on the Thursday following Audition Night!

 


Sweet Adelines International

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.

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