Interested in Joining our Choir?
The Gemischter Chor Zürich welcomes all new singers who have an enthusiasm for choral music and can read a musical score. Singers are expected to attend most rehearsals and, of course, the choir’s concerts. Every year two rehearsal weekends, which take place either in the Zürich area or occasionally elsewhere in Switzerland, are obligatory.
Rehearsals are held in the “Vereinssaal” room of the Tonhalle (see location plan) – during the three-year renovation of the Tonhalle commencing July 2017 rehearsals will be held in the Kantonsschule Stadelhofen, not far from Kunsthaus/Bellevue – on (most) Wednesday evenings from 19:30 to 21:30. Roughly every fourth week singers take part in a group voice training session which starts at 18:45. The annual membership fee is CHF 400 (or CHF 150 for students) plus an obligatory concert contribution Fr. 100, recommended concert contribution Fr. 300. (The necessity for having a concert contribution will be assessed annually and the amount adjusted accordingly.)
Since its foundation the official language of the choir – especially in the rehearsals – is traditionally High German (not Swiss German). The choir consists of about 90 singers from all parts of Switzerland, from many other countries and from all walks of life. There is a considerable English-speaking contingent.
If you are interested in singing with the choir, please contact us before the new rehearsal schedule starts (April or November).
- have a trained voice (choral experience)
- be under 50 years of age (an exception may be made by our Conductor)
- be able to commit to sing with the choir for a number of years
Acceptance into the choir is dependent on passing a short and informal audition. We particularly welcome applications from tenors.