We like to call Renaissance City Choir a “community that sings.” As part of our community, you can learn, grow, and challenge yourself while making beautiful music, lasting memories, and lifelong friends.

2023 Pride Concerts placements will be by appointment. Rehearsals will begin Tuesday, March 28. Attend a rehearsal or contact Artistic Director Kym Scott at to set up a brief vocal placement (in person and virtual appointments are available).  

Renaissance City Choir singersChoir membership is open to singers ages 18 and up. Rehearsals for all voice parts take place Tuesdays from 6:45–8:45pm in the Social Hall at East Liberty Presbyterian Church (map).

The choir produces three major concerts per year—Holiday (December), Cabaret (March), and Pride (June). As performances approach, there may be additional rehearsals. You can expect to spend some extra time at home (and in the car, listening to recordings!) learning your music. Since we normally only rehearse once a week, extra time in between rehearsals is essential to learning the music and presenting a quality performance. Part recordings are provided to assist with learning outside of rehearsal.

There are also additional, optional performances that are scheduled each season within the community and at charity events. We encourage members to participate in as many of these as their schedules will allow. They are a very important part of our choir mission.

Dues are paid each season within the first few weeks of rehearsal: $150 for the year or $75 each semester (fall and spring). Members may apply for a payment plan, as well as partial or full scholarships. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds.

Other costs: There may be other small costuming costs for each concert. The choir also holds several fundraisers during the year that you may choose to support financially.


Renaissance City Choir at Pittsburgh Pride March

The Audition Process

Each potential member of the RCC has a 5-10 minute voice placement with the Artistic Director. 

The placement consists of:

  1. Vocal range assessment (vocal warm-up).

  2. Aural repetition (sing a melody back to the auditioner), sight-singing, and rhythm assessments.

  3. Professional training/experience is not required; however singers must be able to read music OR sing back melodies. 

We promise that this will not be as terrifying as it may sound!

Returning members of the choir will also participate in placement process to confirm comfort level in assigned sections.


  • Singers will be required to wear masks for rehearsals. For the performances, we will allow singers the option of removing their masks while performing, and we will recommend that the audience wear masks. These policies are subject to change should the CDC update the community level to medium or high for Allegheny County.

What to Bring

  • 3-ring binder
  • Pencil with eraser
  • Water

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