Sing with us!


Commonwealth Chorale rehearses most Tuesday nights (7:15pm – 9:45pm) between early September and May (pausing after our November concert and resuming in early January), one Saturday morning in preparation for each concert, plus two evening dress rehearsals in the week prior to our concerts. Two of our three annual concerts occur on Saturday evenings and one is on a Sunday afternoon.  Effective September 2023, our rehearsals are at First Baptist Church in Newton Center. First Baptist Church (848 Beacon Street, Newton Center) is a few minutes walk from the Newton Center stop on the MBTA's Green Line "D" branch. Also, ample free parking is available in the church parting lot, on adjacent streets, and in the Newton Center parking lot. Dress rehearsals and concerts for the 2023-2024 season will be at Church of the Holy Name in West Roxbury.

Hear from some of our members and a long-time collaborator on why they sing with Commonwealth Chorale


Commonwealth Chorale is a welcoming and inclusive community that seeks choral singers of all voice types who have strong vocal and sight-reading skills. We especially seek those singing tenor and bass. Under Artistic Director Michael Driscoll, the 2023-2024 season will again feature a diverse program of composers new and familiar. 

Auditions are approximately 15 minutes and will include:

  • Vocalizing (singing scales to assess your vocal range)
  • A short, piano-accompanied piece of your choice in any style (art song, aria, folk song, hymn, or a section of a classical choral work, etc.). Choose a piece that you know well and that shows your voice at its best. A pianist will be provided for you and you should bring a copy of your music for the pianist. The prepared piece does not need to be memorized.
  • Pitch matching exercises
  • Sight-singing


2024 - 2025 Audition Dates​​

Our next auditions will be held by appointment in late August or early Septebmer of 2024. Keep an eye on this space for more information closer to that time. 

Auditions are at our new rehearsal location at First Baptist Church,  848 Beacon Street in Newton Centre, a few minutes walk from the Newton Centre stop on the "D" branch of the MBTA's Green Line. There is also plenty of parking behind the church and on adjacent streets.

To ensure maximum safety, all auditionees are required to submit proof of full vaccination against COVID-19.

To set up an audition, please fill out this brief form and our membership chair will follow up with you. If you have questions, please email us or call 617-244-0878.