Golosa is seeking talented singers of all backgrounds! If you’re interested in Russian folk music and have a big voice that won’t quit, we want to hear you!

We will hold auditions for the 2014–2015 season on Saturday, October 4 and Sunday, October 5. All auditions will take place in Hyde Park in the area of the University of Chicago. This year we are seeking all voice parts.

Auditions last about 20 minutes and consist of voice warm-ups, sight-reading exercises, and a crash course in Siberian-style vocal production. A prepared solo is not required. Strong musicianship and listening skills are important, but you don’t need any previous experience with the Russian language to be successful.

To sign up for an audition, please visit the contact page and send us a message indicating your availability on audition weekend. We’ll get back to you right away to set up a time slot.

Weekly rehearsals will take place in Hyde Park on the campus of the University of Chicago.
Golosá is Chicago’s one and only Russian folk choir, founded in 1997 at the University of Chicago. We sing sacred and secular Russian folk songs in a mixed-voice a capella ensemble, and we perform all year long throughout the Chicago area. Auditions are generally held once a year, in the fall.

The ensemble is supervised by Artistic Director Tamara Ghattas. Manager Lauren Makholm handles booking requests, and President Anais Ahmed is our University of Chicago liaison.

Please visit the events page for information on our future engagements. Even better, sign up on our mailing list so that you will be informed of all the choir’s performances and other activities.