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Tanglewood Festival Chorus

The Boston Symphony Orchestra invites singers to audition for the Tanglewood Festival Chorus.

James Burton, BSO Choral Director and Tanglewood Festival Chorus Conductor, will be hearing in-person new member auditions on Thursday, November 16, 2023.
Tanglewood Festival Chorus Performing at Symphony Hall in Boston as seen from behind the group, looking out into the audience
  • Friday, November 3, at 11:59pm

    Deadline to submit application form and video recording

Audition timeline:

Friday, October 20: Applications Open

Friday, November 3 at 11:59pm: Deadline to submit both the online application form and video recording (details below)

Thursday, November 9: Notification of invitation to in-person audition

Thursday, November 16: In-person audition at Symphony Hall

Performance Info for New Members

Singers accepted as new members will be invited to participate in the upcoming 2023-2024 BSO Symphony Season as well as the Tanglewood 2024 Season. Rehearsals begin in February 2024 with performances scheduled for:

  • 2023-2024 BSO Symphony Season (September 2023-May 2024)
    • March 7, 8, and 9: GRIEG Peer Gynt
    • March 14, 15, and 16: Elena LANGER The Dong with a Luminous Nose
    • April 4, 5, and 6: SCRIABIN Prometheus
    • May 2, 3, and 4: BERLIOZ Romeo et Juliette
  • 2024 Tanglewood Season
    • July 23–28
    • August 20-25

Future Auditions

If you are interested in auditioning for the chorus but can’t make it this time around, please email us at and you will be notified when applications are open again.