THE PSALTERIUM INSTITUTE
Sacred music from the heart
If you would like to audition for any of these ensembles, see the audition form below.
Rehearsals take place in the rehearsal studio located at 57 Main Street, Lisbon Falls.
Personal preparation is expected. Choristers receive a weekly mailing from the director outlining music for personal preparation prior to the next rehearsal.
The Boy Choir rehearses on Mondays from 4:00-6:00pm.
The Magnificat Girl Choir rehearses on Mondays from 4:00-5:30pm.
Parents are welcome to visit each other during rehearsals either in our facilities or at our local coffee shop.
The Chamber Choir rehearses on Mondays from 6:30-8:30pm followed by a social hour.
Barring extenuating circumstances (family emergencies, sickness, unforeseen work commitments), regular attendance at rehearsals is expected and attendance at performances/liturgies is mandatory. A significant number of absences will result in a review of your participation in our ensembles by the director.
Auditions for the Chamber Choir are held during the months of August and January.
Auditions for the Boy Choir and Magnificat Choir are held on a rolling basis.
Auditions for the Chamber Choir consist of the following:
Sing the melody of The Glory of These Forty Days (link to score here) in a key you find comfortable.
Sing several vocal exercises as directed to determine your range (accompanied).
Match pitches given in groups of three to five pitches.
Sight-sing a short excerpt of choral music.
Auditions for the Boy Choir and Girl Choir consist of the following:
Sing Happy Birthday (accompanied)
Match single pitches given from a piano.
Sing a scale (both up and down) to determine the boy's range.