Houston Show Choir

Houston Show Choir Auditions - Spring 2019

We’re looking for singers who enjoy performing pop, rock, disco, jazz, and show tunes and who want to spread the fun of show choir music throughout the Greater Houston area.

Houston Show Choir offers three performance groups: two mixed show choirs (Vocal Impact and Vox Evolution), and one ensemble for women (Heart & Soul). Singers who make an audition appointment will be asked for their preference. However, the Artistic Director will offer places according to where she thinks singers will best fit, which may not be their first choice. There is a description of the three choirs at the end of this page.

Houston Show Choir Auditions

Auditions to join Houston Show Choir will be held in three phases. Session 1 is open to all applicants aged at least 18 years. Selected participants from Session 1 will then be invited to join Sessions 2 and 3.

If you have any questions about Houston Show Choir auditions, please email [email protected].

Audition Session 1

Monday, January 7, 2019, appointments from 5:30-8pm 
Tuesday, January 8, 2019, appointments from 5:30-8pm 

Garden Oaks Montessori Magnet School, 901 Sue Barnett Dr, Houston, TX 77018

You will meet with the Artistic Director to ascertain your vocal range, sing a verse and chorus of your choice of song from the list below (unaccompanied), and discuss your musical background.

  • A Sky Full Of Stars – Coldplay
  • Can’t Fight This Feeling – REO Speedwagon
  • Castle On The Hill – Ed Sheeran
  • Dancing In The Street – Martha and the Vandellas
  • Gimme Gimme – Thoroughly Modern Millie
  • If You Don’t Know Me By Now – Standard
  • Jolene – Dolly Parton
  • Listen To The Music – The Doobie Brothers
  • Luck Be A Lady – Guys And Dolls
  • Man! I Feel Like A Woman – Shania Twain
  • Moon River – Standard
  • River Deep, Mountain High – Tina Turner
  • Rockin’ Robin – Michael Jackson
  • Seven Bridges Road – Eagles
  • Some Nights – Fun.
  • Take My Breath Away – Berlin
  • This Will Be (An Everlasting Love) – Natalie Cole
  • Too Good At Goodbyes – Sam Smith
  • We Belong – Pat Benatar
  • What About Us – Pink
  • When I Fall In Love – Celine Dion

You will also receive information about Houston Show Choir and have the opportunity to ask questions about the organization.

Please arrive a few minutes before your appointment to allow time for filling out an information form.

Audition Session 2 (by invitation)

Monday, January 14, 2018, 7-9pm
Garden Oaks Montessori Magnet School, 901 Sue Barnett Dr, Houston, TX 77018

Candidates will meet together for two hours with the Artistic Director to vocalize, sing sample repertoire, and do some choreographed movement. Bring water and wear comfortable clothing and shoes.

Audition Session 3 (by invitation)

Saturday, January 26, 2019, 9am – 4:30pm (ALL-CHOIR RETREAT)
Garden Oaks Montessori Magnet School, 901 Sue Barnett Dr, Houston, TX 77018

Candidates will participate in the twice-yearly all-choir retreat, where the singers will begin to work on repertoire for the upcoming season. Before this Audition Session 3, candidates will have been assigned to one of the three choirs.

Regular rehearsals will start the following week (Monday/Tuesday, January 28 & 29).

If you are offered a place in Houston Show Choir, membership for the season will become active once dues have been paid.

General Information

Houston Show Choir has two performance seasons. The Spring season starts in mid-January and ends in mid-June. The Fall season runs from mid-August to mid-December with an emphasis on winter holiday music.

Rehearsals for the Vocal Impact Choir (mixed) are held Monday evenings from 6-8pm at Garden Oaks Montessori Magnet School, 901 Sue Barnett Dr, Houston, TX 77018.

Rehearsals for the Vox Evolution Choir (mixed) are held Monday evenings from 7-9:30pm at Garden Oaks Montessori Magnet School, 901 Sue Barnett Dr, Houston, TX 77018.

Rehearsals for the Heart & Soul Choir (ladies) are held Tuesday evenings from 7-9:30pm at Garden Oaks Montessori Magnet School, 901 Sue Barnett Dr, Houston, TX 77018.

All Houston Show Choir ensembles perform choral arrangements in a variety of popular styles, including pop, rock, disco, jazz, show tunes, and patriotic pieces. Choreographed movement and staging are an integral part of performances, along with vibrant costumes and props.

In addition to producing 1-3 ticketed shows per season, Houston Show Choir is also hired to perform at private and public events. The group makes regular appearances at major public events such as holiday lighting ceremonies and art festivals.

More about the Three Houston Show Choir Ensembles

Vocal Impact

This auditioned, community-based choir is a theatrical ensemble with a high level of vocal ability and musicianship, and moderate level of choreographed movement. Most of Vocal Impact’s performances are community and goodwill events, including festivals, retirement communities, veteran’s facilities, and respite centers. The singers wear bright, sparkly costumes and perform without a conductor to allow a direct connection with the audience. In addition to the ensemble pieces, singers also have the opportunity to perform solos. The sense of community within the ensemble is palpable from the audience, which is why Vocal Impact brings so much energy and joy to every performance.

Heart & Soul

This auditioned ladies-only choir has gained a reputation for performance excellence in the Houston corporate scene. The choir performs within the SSAA range, with a professional level of choreography and vocal ability, enhanced by sparkly costumes. Heart & Soul performs at corporate dinners, balls, and functions, and has accompanied professional musicians onstage in addition to producing their own headline acts. Many of the singers perform solo during the season or step forward to do small group dance breaks to add an extra element to the performances.

Vox Evolution

Both men and women audition for this high energy choir, which produces all-singing and all-dancing dynamic shows that are highly sought after in the corporate arena. With glitzy outfits and eye-catching costume changes, this group provides thrilling professional-level shows. Vox Evolution has a rich full-choir sound featuring all male and female vocal ranges, along with energetic choreography, to provide a theatrical experience for the audience.All singers in this vibrant group can also perform as soloists and the group as a whole will add a personalized touch of pizzazz to any function or event. Customized performances and flash mobs are just two of their specialties!

Location: Garden Oaks Montessori Magnet School
901 Sue Barnett Dr, Houston, TX 77018

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