In order to maximize the safety of all, MCE members singing in-person must:
· Be vaccinated
· Wear a mask
· Sit at least 3 feet apart, 6 feet is preferred
· Frequent breaks and some creative rehearsal strategies to allow the room to air out
· Localized air purifiers are being researched for use during rehearsals
· CDC and state guidelines will be followed
We will also provide a Zoom link for those who want to participate in rehearsals but are hesitant for various reasons.
As the Delta variant surge wanes we hope to gradually move to completely in-person rehearsals. More on that to come!
Master Chorus Eastside is an all volunteer, 50+ voice auditioned mixed chorus. Membership is based on vocal quality, music reading ability, and the need for singers in a particular voice part. Chorus membership shall be subject to the discretion of the Artistic Director. Subject to the minimum age of 16 years, chorus members shall not be excluded on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, or disability (MCE Bylaws).
New Audition Procedures
2020 - 2021
Due to Covid-19 there will be no in-person Auditions.
We will be conduction Auditions via Zoom.
Master Chorus Eastside is holding Zoom rehearsals on
Monday evenings at 7:00 beginning September 14,
and is creating virtual performances and planning online digitally ticketed mini-concerts in October and December.
If you would like to participate, contact our conductor Linda Gingrich at
to set up a Zoom audition.
Zoom audition involves:
1. Range testing—sing scales
2. Bring a song to sing, either a capella or to recorded or live accompaniment
3. Aural memory testing—repeat back brief melodic passages played by Linda
4. Music reading—a short, 4-part piece of music will be emailed to you during the audition. Please be ready to retrieve it right away, study it, and then sing your part to a provided, 4-part accompaniment audio track. Self-correction is an important part of music reading, so you will have up to three run throughs.
Master Chorus Eastside is a non-profit, tax exempt organization, and relies on private and corporate contributions to supplement revenue from ticket sales and fundraising. Chorus members are asked to contribute toward operating expenses during the four-quarter performing season. Contributions are considered tax deductible, and are receipted for tax purposes at the end of the calendar year. The Chorus will not exclude any qualified singers due to inability to contribute the assessed amount