Joining the BVC


Brandywine Valley Chorale is an auditioned SATB (soprano, alto, tenor, bass) choir. BVC will be hold auditions in early September and early January for singers with strong music reading ability and prior choral experience in all voice parts. To arrange an audition, please complete our Audition Form. You will be notified immediately to make arrangements. For specific questions or requests, contact us.

The elements of the audition include:

  1. Vocalizing up and down your range.
  2. Exercises using “tonal memory” (hearing a 4-note melody on the piano and then singing it back.)
  3. Sight-reading exercises.
  4. Performing a song, aria, or hymn of your choice. Singers are asked to bring an extra copy of the solo for the accompanist.


The Chorale is appreciative of the volunteers behind the scenes who set the stage for success. You do not need to be a singing member to become involved. We would welcome help in several arenas — receptions and hospitality, grant writing, publicity and advertising, travel logistics and venues, and fundraising. Please consider sharing your talents, interests and expertise. If you are interested, contact us and we will get you involved!

Expectations for Prospective Singers

  1. Sufficiently fluent in music reading — able to learn music independently and not exclusively by ear.
  2. A minimum of two years singing experience — community, school, or church choir that performs a classical style repertoire.
  3. Available for weekly rehearsals:
    • Concert Season — September through May, with two concerts: winter (usually Christmas) and spring (early May)
    • Rehearsal Time — Tuesday night (7:30–9:30 pm)
    • Rehearsal Location
      St. Michael Lutheran Church, Unionville, PA
    • Attendance Policy — A maximum of two missed rehearsals is allowed during each concert period. Singers who miss more than two rehearsals must meet with the Artistic Director to make sure they are prepared.
    • Leave of Absence Policy — Singers may be excused in advance from a single concert period because of work or family obligations.
  4. Payment of annual dues:
    • $160 — Full Season  (plus $5 online processing fee*)
    • $80 — Winter concert period  (plus $3 online processing fee*)
    • $80 — Spring concert period  (plus $3 online processing fee*)

      To avoid processing fees, dues can be paid to the Treasurer by check or money order.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to foster and share the art of choral music, as well as serve the Brandywine Valley community, through the pursuit of musical excellence in a wide variety of repertoire and performance opportunities.