Becoming a Member

Becoming a Member


Become a member of the first chorus ever inducted into the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame and the vocal ensemble that was voted “Buffalo's Best” for five consecutive years by Artvoice magazine readers.

To schedule an audition, submit the audition form.

Audition requirements

BCAS members are expected to be able to sing in tune, possess an unencumbered tone, and demonstrate some level of music-reading skills, even if basic.

Your audition will include the following:

  • Prepared solo—Prepare a solo that demonstrates your vocal abilities. The solo should come from any published source. Please bring an extra copy of this music to your audition for our accompanist if needed.  You may sing "Happy Birthday" in several keys if you cannot prepare a solo.
  • Music Reading Skills—You will be asked to identify the parts of the choral score and sing a few measures of this piece with piano accompaniment.
  • Vocal exercises and pitch matching

Rehearsals and expectations

Mandatory rehearsals are held each Wednesday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 PM from September through early June. Exceptions are usually the Tuesday before Thanksgiving and the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday. You are expected to contact the Music Director regarding possible conflicts in rehearsals and for individual concerts.

Rehearsals are typically held at Sweet Home High School on Sweet Home Road, near exit 2 on the I-990.

Members are expected to work individually outside of weekly rehearsals to learn the required music as needed and to arrive at rehearsals on time and prepared to make music as an ensemble and make performance notes.

Assigned music is the property of Buffalo Choral Arts Society, and all performance notes must be made in pencil only. All music must be returned at the designated time and place announced by the library staff.

Concert dress is mandatory and must be purchased by the member.

Membership dues for the year are $75.

In addition to rehearsals and performances, BCAS has many opportunities to volunteer, including setup/takedown of risers and equipment at concerts, fundraising events, ticket sales, marketing, and more. View our full season of concert events.