Thinking about auditioning for Lavender Light? Here are some helpful answers to Frequently Asked
Who should audition?
We ask that singers have at least one year of gospel music experience, and can make a one-year
commitment to the group.
How do I prepare for the audition?
To plan for the audition, you should prepare a gospel song, spiritual, or hymn. A pop song is also
acceptable to demonstrate the quality of your voice. This should be a song that you know well and
feel comfortable with. You may sing a cappella or with your own sheet music--accompaniment will be
provided. If you prefer to sing with a taped accompaniment, you must provide your own tape or disk
player. In addition, you should read our Mission Statement (see the About page).
What is the audition process like?
An audition committee--which includes our musical director, two members of the Board of Officers, and other musical assistants--will listen to you and make the final decision
as to whether your talents will be a good fit with the choir. You may be asked to:
- Vocally repeat a played musical phrase (very important, as we learn most of our music by ear).
- Move and clap rhythmically to a musical selection.
- Talk about why you want to join Lavender Light, what you can contribute, what your expectations are, and how our Mission Statement resonates with you.
When are rehearsals, and how often do you perform?
Lavender Light rehearses every Monday from 6:30–9:30 pm at The Friends' Meeting House, 221 East 15th
Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues) in Manhattan. The entrance to The
Meeting House is on Rutherford Place.
We produce two concerts per year, usually in January and May. Beginning approximately 4 to 6 weeks before a concert, we may occasionally rehearse twice a week, the second
rehearsal usually on a Saturday afternoon. Additionally, we perform at various venues in and out of the New York Metropolitan Area, and all members are required to participate
in seventy-five percent (75%) of those performances.
All new members must complete a three-month probation period, during which time you and the choir
can decide if the “fit” is right.
Are there dues?
Yes. Dues are $5 per week, payable monthly on the first Monday of the month.