Join Us

Are you interested in joining Hypatia’s Voice Women’s Choir?  We are always welcoming classically-trained, experienced and committed singers looking for a high level of artistry and connection.  If you are familiar with Hypatia’s sound and vision and feel that this is the right group for you, contact us and let us know about your choral and musical background.  All singers selected to audition will be sent a schedule for the upcoming season in advance of the audition, and will be asked to consider how the schedule and home practice fits into her life.  Joining Hypatia is a significant and rewarding commitment, and full participation is required of all members.

Singers will audition for the Artistic Director and Accompanist.  Singers will be asked to do some simple vocalizing with piano accompaniment to demonstrate range and vocal colour; present a selection of their own choice with piano accompaniment (please provide a PDF at least one week in advance for the Accompanist, and bring enough copies for yourself, the Artistic Director, and the Accompanist), and to sight read one or more selections provided by the Artistic Director. Singers should have a basic knowledge of major and minor key signatures. Also, as Hypatia is a classically based choir, the vocal technique and solo selection should reflect this.

Hypatia rehearses on Tuesdays from 6:30pm – 9:00pm from September to June at Dominion-Chalmers United Church at 355 Cooper Street, Ottawa. Singers receive music packages in advance of the first rehearsal for each session, and come to the first rehearsal with music learned.

Please contact Michelle Soldaat to arrange a time for an audition at manager@hypatiasvoice.ca