The Milwaukee Symphony Chorus will hold its next round of auditions in the summer of 2017.  Dates will be set in late spring.  If you are interested in auditioning and would like to be contacted about an appointment once dates are set, please fill out the form below.

Previous choral experience is required, and those auditioning will be asked to demonstrate good sight-singing skills.

The Milwaukee Symphony Chorus holds its primary auditions for new and returning singers each summer for the upcoming season, with a mid-season audition generally held in January. Auditions include a written assessment of musical knowledge, sight-singing, and a prepared vocal solo.

To inquire about Chorus membership or to request an appointment for an upcoming audition, please fill out the form here

For other inquiries regarding the Milwaukee Symphony Chorus, please contact:

Christina Williams
Chorus Manager  *email preferred

REhearsals and performances

The Milwaukee Symphony Chorus rehearses on Monday evenings from 7:00-9:45 p.m. Depending on the season schedule, there may sometimes be additional Tuesday evening rehearsals. The chorus season varies by year, but generally runs from approximately late August to mid-June.

Each season, the chorus performs in approximately 5-7 concert runs with the MSO. During performance weeks, singers will have rehearsals or performances every evening, occasionally with one night off in the week. Chorus members are expected to have regular attendance at all rehearsals and performances throughout the season.

Some concerts are performed by smaller choruses selected from among the full chorus based on audition scores and availability, and participation in these concerts may require attendance at additional rehearsals.


Subject to Change


September 17-18, & 20, 2016

Mozart: Marriage of Figaro (small chorus)

Edo de Waart, conductor


October 22-23, 2016                                                                    

Bång: Hav

Braun: Chapter 3 from Song of Songs

Brahms: Nänie

Yaniv Dinur, conductor


December 2-4, 2016

Holiday Pops

Stuart Chafetz, conductor


December 12-18, 2016

Handel:  Messiah (small chorus)                                                   


February 11-12, 2017

Poulenc: Gloria

Christoph König, conductor


February 24-26, 2017

Holst: The Planets (women only)

Edo de Waart, conductor


March 31, April 1-2, 2017

Mozart: Requiem

Matthew Halls, conductor


May 26-28, 2017

Mahler: Symphony No. 3 (women only)

Edo de Waart, conductor