Required Audition Excerpt

*Excerpt has been updated for summer 2021 auditions.


Prospective singers for the Cleveland Orchestra Choruses are typically asked to prepare an excerpt from a major work in the coming season. Singers are provided with the relevant pages from the score and the same study tracks that chorus members will receive to prepare the work at home. This provides the director a glimpse into your ability to study outside of and prepare for rehearsal.


The required excerpt for summer 2021 is from the third movement of Brahms's Ein Deutsches Requiem, measures 173 through 196. 

Study tracks are provided for each voice part, as well as an accompaniment-only track and German pronunciation help.

Brahms Excerpt

Accompaniment Track

Sheet Music 
Brahms Excerpt
Accompaniment - BGR Study
00:00 / 01:34

Study Tracks

Soprano - BGR Study
00:00 / 01:36
Alto - BGR Study
00:00 / 01:38
All Parts Equal - BGR Study
00:00 / 01:37
Tenor - BGR Study
00:00 / 01:36
Bass - BGR Study
00:00 / 01:36
German Pronunciation - BGR Study
00:00 / 00:23