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Festival Chorus

The Philly POPS Festival Chorus is a 180-voice ensemble that performs with The Philly POPS under the direction of Jeff Kern, Head of the Vocal Division for University of the Arts.

The Philly POPS Festival Chorus began performing in 2002 and performs with the POPS orchestra during the annual Christmas concert series and Broadway series. The chorus has performed with many professional artists including Faith Prince, Capathia Jenkins, Ashley Brown, Lisa Howard, Lauren Kennedy, Rachel York, Alice Ripley, Ann Hampton Callaway, and The von Trapp Family Children.

The Festival Chorus is an auditioned, volunteer organization composed of singers ranging from high school students to retired professionals.

Auditions for
The Philly POPS Festival Chorus

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 from 4pm-8pm
Merriam Theater Building
250 South Broad Street, Room 506

You can still audition! If you have NOT signed-up to audition or received a confirmation e-mail, simply come to the Merriam Theater Building, Room 506, BETWEEN 7:00pm-7:30pm to audition on Tuesday, August 15th.

The Philly POPS Festival Chorus will perform in A Star Wars Celebration (Oct. 20-22), A Philly POPS Christmas (Dec. 1-19), Lenny's Revolution (Feb. 2-4, 2018), and POPS Rocks (Apr. 27-29, 2018). Chorus members are not required to participate in all concert series.

To Audition: prepare 16 measure of a song in any style, please bring sheet music. The audition will also consist of sight-reading. Basic music reading skills and choral singing experience are required. Current members of the POPS Festival Chorus do not need to audition.

​Check back again for later audition dates and times.

For more information, please e-mail Jason Ward, External Affairs Director, at jward@phillypops.org

Thank you for your interest.

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Festival Chorus