2021-2022 Season auditions
Midwest Vocal Express has a limited number of openings for our 2021-2022 season.
Auditions will take place on the following dates/times at Elm Grove Evangelical Lutheran Church:
Tuesday, July 27th - 7:00pm-8:30pm
Saturday, July 31st - 12:00pm-2:00pm
Tuesday, August 3rd - 7:00pm-8:30pm
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The audition process will include a vocal range test, pitch matching, and sight singing. Please come warmed up and ready to sing.
For in-person auditions, you must show proof of vaccination for COVID-19. For those unwilling or unable, a virtual audition option is available.
Those who pass their audition will be eligible to rehearse with the chorus. Those who wish to perform with the chorus will have to pass a second audition after attending a minimum of three rehearsals.
What will you do this season?
We will participate in a regional singing competition mid-October in Minneapolis, host our annual holiday show in December, host our annual spring show in May/June, participate in the international competition in Charlotte, NC in early July, and perform at various smaller venues throughout the season.
When do you rehearse?
The chorus meets at 7:00 pm every Monday night in Elm Grove at Elm Grove Lutheran School (945 Terrace Dr) currently for two hours and will expand to three hours at the director's discretion. See below for important information about our current rehearsal format.
Although Midwest Vocal Express rehearses year-round, the official kick-off to our 2021-2022 season begins August 16th.
Who is Midwest Vocal Express?
Midwest Vocal Express chorus is an all-male performance choir in the Milwaukee area. We are an affiliate chorus of the Barbershop Harmony Society, an organization of over 30,000 people of all ages, from all walks of life, who love to sing a cappella harmony. If you love to sing, we encourage you to audition.
What is Barbershop music?
Barbershop is a musical style based on 4-part a cappella harmony and has a rich and exciting history. Barbershop is always sung by single voice groups in four parts, named after the male voices who traditionally sing them: tenor, lead, baritone, & bass.
Who is eligible for membership in Midwest Vocal Express?
The membership includes men of all ages, coming from all over southern Wisconsin, and from a wide variety of careers. We look for men with a passion for performing, a desire to sing challenging music, and a commitment to perfecting your best sound and visual elements possible.
Where do you perform?
Members of Midwest Vocal Express chorus regularly enjoy competing in regional and international contests, performing at shows, community venues, and altruistic/charity performances (ex: VA hospital, Ronald McDonald House), and singing the national anthem for major sports teams.
What do rehearsals look like right now?
Per the recently updated CDC guidelines, it is safe for fully vaccinated people to sing indoors. As such, all members and guests must show proof of vaccination in order to join our in-person rehearsals. For those not vaccinated, we continue to offer a hybrid format for people to join the in-person group via Zoom. If you would like to join us via Zoom, fill out the form below or message us on Facebook and we'll send you the link, which changes weekly.