Do you sing?  We would love to meet you!!  

UPDATE:  We are holding rolling auditions for all voice parts (especially low Altos).  If you are interested in auditioning, please fill out the Audition Form (button below) AND submit a recording!

 

What are we looking for?  

We take musicality and blend with current voices pretty seriously.   Our Altos resonate with a full sound and our Sopranos are not too 'bright."  We don't want to hear any one voice stick out during a song where it is not intended.  We have said "No Thank You" to amazing singers with great talent that just didn't blend with our sound and style.

Some helpful information about the Cats:

We sing because we love it and we enjoy each other’s company.  This is not a business venture, and any money we make goes into a kitty (pun intended) for general use by the group for expenses.  However, we are serious about the music and are committed to the group.

What about rehearsals?

Rehearsals are held on Monday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at a Cat’s home.  Currently in Brookline, Newton, Watertown, and Wellesley, but occasionally we meet at other locations.  You should note that these places are not always T accessible.  Rehearsals are important, so if you currently have a regular Monday night conflict or are unable to find transportation, then this might not be the best time for you to audition.  We do understand that we all have real lives, though, and we try to work things out when we can.

A little about our audition process:  

  1. Submit a Recording to copleycats@gmail.com: We require all auditionees to submit an audio or video recording (singing a cappella, of course).

    • PLEASE CHOOSE A SIMPLE SONG!  We are not looking to be impressed by your taste in music or complicated phrasing.  We would be happy with a well sung, in tune version of Happy Birthday or Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. 

    • The goal is for us to hear your tone and ability to hold the notes by yourself.  

  2. In-Person Audition: If we would like you to continue, we will make arrangements to meet you in person.  

    • You are asked to sing a short piece which you feel showcases your voice.  We prefer that this is not complicated or "fussy."  Ideally, it is a familiar song so we can hear how your voice can shine!  Something you feel comfortable with.  One member got into the group after singing a lullaby.

    • We will do some exercises to check your range and musicality and we may ask you to sing with us, on a familiar song, so we can hear your blend.  

    • Please note that reading music is not a requirement!   

We look forward to hearing from you!  If you have any other questions, please let us know.  Thanks!