Member of the United Fund for the Arts
This concert series is supported in part by a grant from
the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of
Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts.
La Crosse Chamber Chorale
PO Box 626
La Crosse, WI 54602-0626
The La Crosse Chamber Chorale is a select group of 34-38 singers devoted to providing professional-quality
choral music through its concert performances in the Coulee region. We rehearse regularly on Tuesday
evenings, beginning in late August and running through mid-May. Concerts or events are presented in
November, December, February, April and May. Membership in the Chorale is normally a commitment for
the full season, from the end of August through the end of May. Members pay $40 dues, and are
expected to attend all rehearsals and all performances unless sick. If a singer happens to miss more than
2 or 3 rehearsals during the 10 weeks prior to a concert, s/he may be asked to temporarily withdraw from
the ensemble, and rejoin when the next rehearsal cycle begins.
Experienced choral singers are invited to contact the conductor, Dr. Paul Rusterholz, using the form below
to schedule an audition at any time during the year. New members most frequently join the ensemble in
August, but occasionally an opening arises mid-season.
In an audition/interview, singers will be asked about their complete musical training including vocal,
keyboard, instrumental and previous choral experience. A singer should have a prepared solo in a
classical style. The audition will also include vocalizing in middle, low and high ranges, as well as some
sight reading and tonal memory exercises.