The El Paso Choral Society is currently holding auditions for a 200-voice adult chorale and a 24-voice professional choir to perform Handel’s Messiah with orchestra and professional soloists at the Abraham Chavez Theatre on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.

The El Paso Chorale has been performing the major choral and orchestral works for over 70 years. Its repertoire includes the Requiems by Mozart, Verdi, and Durufle, Beethoven’s Ninth, Missa Somemnes, Mass in C, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Haydn’s Creation, Poulenc Gloria, and Bach’s St. John Passion. The Chamber Choir was also the opera chorus in 27 opera productions with El Paso Opera. Both choirs have performed many times with the El Paso Symphony Orchestra, Las Cruces Symphony, and the Juarez Symphony.

Audition Information:

  • July 28, 30, and Aug. 8, 9, 15, and 16.
  • Schedule an audition by calling (915) 479-0156 or emailing
  • Audition requirements and rehearsal schedule are available at
  • Monday evening rehearsals begin Oct. 5, 2015

Tickets for The Messiah concert will be on sale soon at, all Ticketmaster outlets, charge-by-phone at (800) 745-3000, and the Plaza Theatre Box Office, with prices ranging from $10 to $40.

Find more information about all EPCS events and audition requirements at