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What is Search for Spring?

You are invited to sing!

You are invited to participate in the world premiere performance of Search for Spring, a powerful work to be sung by hundreds of voices- exploring the emotional toll of climate change and our hope for a better future ahead. This world premiere will be performed on the iconic Josie Robertson Plaza at Lincoln Center on May 13, 2023 at 3PM.

We're seeking non-professional singers of all ages to join in this voluntary, community chorus experience.

There are no auditions required and it is free to participate.

Participating in Search for Spring requires rehearsals which will be led by a terrific team of conductors in various locations around the city.

The music is not difficult but recommended for singers with some group-singing experience. We welcome any participant who is enthusiastic and dedicated. Our conductors are extraordinary teachers and learning tools will be provided to help you rehearse at home.

Rehearsals begin March 20! Sign up now!

Registration Information and Requirements

Please review the schedules below. On the registration page, select the chorus location and schedule that works best for you.

In order to ensure a successful performance, singers are requested to attend 4 rehearsals.
All singers must attend the mandatory rehearsal the week of May 8 and the dress rehearsal on the morning of May 13 prior to the performance.

Some rehearsal venues will require proof of Covid-19 vaccination. Please see schedule details.

Singers will be required to sign a media release to participate.

Singers under the age of 18 are welcome, but must be registered by a parent or guardian and accompanied to all reherasals and the performance. We invite families to sing together.

Please see the FAQ section for more information.

Important Performance Information

The performance will take place outdoors on May 13. The rain date is May 14.

The performance will be approximately 45 minutes long, with an additional 10-15 minutes to move into position. Singers will also be asked to move (change position, walk) during the performance.

Singers with mobility challenges or who have difficulty standing for the duration will be accommodated. Please email [email protected] if you have any questions.

Please see the FAQ section for more information.

Rehearsal Schedules

Chorus 1: Midtown As of 1/27: **Wait list only**

Near Penn Station

This chorus has reached capacity. You may register for the Wait List. Wait List singers will be notified as spaces become available.

**IMPORTANT: ** This venue requires proof of Covid-19 vaccination, which will be checked upon arrival.

No rehearsal Monday, April 17.

Thursday May 4 SoHo location TBC.
Monday, May 8 location TBC.

May 13 performance is at Lincoln Center. May 14 is rain date.

Rehearsal times may be adjusted.

Monday, March 20th

6:00pm-7:45pm

Monday, March 27th

6:45pm-9:45pm

Monday, April 3rd

6:45pm-9:45pm

Monday, April 10th

6:45pm-9:45pm

Monday, April 24th

6:45pm-9:45pm

Thursday, May 4th

6:00pm-9:30pm

Monday, May 8th

6:00pm-9:30pm *MANDATORY

Saturday, May 13th

*Morning Dress Rehearsal 3pm Performance

Chorus 2: Brooklyn

Near the Barclays Center

Note: Monday March 20 rehearsal is in Midtown*.
*This venue requires proof of vaccination which will be checked upon entry.

No rehearsal April 3.

Thursday May 4 rehearsal. Location in SoHo TBC.

May 8 location TBC.

May 13 performance is at Lincoln Center. May 14 is rain date.

Rehearsal times may be adjusted.

Monday, March 20th

8:00pm-9:30pm

Monday, March 27th

6:15pm-9:30pm

Monday, April 10th

6:15pm-9:30pm

Monday, April 17th

6:15pm-9:30pm

Monday, April 24th

6:15pm-9:30pm

Thursday, May 4th

6:00pm-9:30pm

Monday, May 8th

6:00pm-9:30pm *MANDATORY

Saturday, May 13th

*Morning Dress rehearsal 3pm Performance

Chorus 3: SoHo

SoHo

No rehearsal Wednesday April 5.

Note: Wednesday May 3 and Tuesday May 9 are near Lincoln Center.

May 13 performance is at Lincoln Center. May 14 is rain date.

Rehearsal times may be adjusted.

Wednesday, March 22nd

6:45pm-9:30pm

Wednesday, March 29th

6:45pm-9:30pm

Wednesday, April 12th

6:45pm-9:30pm

Wednesday, April 19th

6:45pm-9:30pm

Wednesday, April 26th

6:45pm-9:30pm

Wednesday, May 3rd

6:00pm-9:30pm near Lincoln Center

Tuesday, May 9th

6:00pm-9:30pm *MANDATORY near Lincoln Center

Saturday, May 13th

*Morning Dress rehearsal 3pm Performance

Chorus 4: Bronx

South Bronx/near 149th-Grand Concourse

As of Feb 1: this venue no longer requires proof of vaccination.

Note: Tuesday, March 21 rehearsal is in Harlem.

No rehearsal April 4.

Note: Wednesday May 3 and Tuesday May 9 are near Lincoln Center.

May 13 performance is at Lincoln Center. May 14 is rain date.

Rehearsal times may be adjusted.

Tuesday, March 21st

7:45pm-9:30pm

Tuesday, March 28th

6:00pm-9:30pm

Tuesday, April 11th

6:00pm-9:30pm

Tuesday, April 18th

6:00pm-9:30pm

Tuesday, April 25th

6:00pm-9:30pm

Wednesday, May 3rd

6:00pm-9:30pm near Lincoln Center

Tuesday, May 9th

6:00pm-9:30pm *MANDATORY near Lincoln Center

Saturday, May 13th

*Morning Dress rehearsal 3pm Performance

Chorus 5: Harlem

West 143rd Street-St. Nicholas Ave.

No rehearsal April 4.

Note: Wednesday May 3 and Tuesday May 9 are near Lincoln Center.

May 13 performance is at Lincoln Center. May 14 is rain date.

Rehearsal times may be adjusted.

Tuesday, March 21st

6:00pm-7:45pm

Tuesday, March 28th

6:00pm-9:30pm

Tuesday, April 11th

6:00pm-9:30pm

Tuesday, April 18th

6:00pm-9:30pm

Tuesday, April 25th

6:00pm-9:30pm

Wednesday, May 3rd

6:00pm-9:30pm near Lincoln Center

Tuesday, May 9th

6:00pm-9:30pm *MANDATORY near Lincoln Center

Saturday, May 13th

*Morning Dress rehearsal 3pm Performance

FAQs

Can I see the score before I sign up?

As this is a World Premiere, the score will not be released in advance. The score will be distributed at the first rehearsal.

Why don't you list the exact rehearsal locations?

Registered singers will receive the specific location information for their chorus. We do this to ensure only registered singers attend the rehearsals.

When will there be more information about the rehearsals?

Two weeks before the first rehearsal, singers will receive an email with detailed rehearsal information- the exact rehearsal address, public transportation directions and any updates. Singers will also receive reminders 48-72 hours prior to each rehearsal.

What is the recommended age for children to participate?

The recommended age is 10+ due to the length and nature of the piece. All minors (children under 18 by the time of the first rehearsal) must be accompanied by a Parent/Guardian to each rehearsal and at the Performance.

How can I register my child?

To register a child, the parent or guardian must register themselves and then choose the option to add the name of the participating minor(s). All communication will be sent to the parent or guardian.

I sing in a choral group. Can I sign up with them?

Please sign up as an individual so we may communicate with you directly.

Will I need to wear a costume?

No. We will encourage everyone to dress comfortably for the outdoor performance.

Will there be choreography or dancing required?

There will be some simple, directed movement that will be taught with the music. No dancing will be required.

Why do I have to attend the mandatory rehearsals?

The final rehearsal (May 8 or 9) and the Dress rehearsal are mandatory to ensure a successful and safe performance. As the performance involves hundreds of singers, it is important that all participants and support staff rehearse together.

Will there be any food or refreshments provided at rehearsal?

Water fountains are available at the venues. We encourage all singers to bring their own water bottles. No open food is allowed in the rehearsal rooms and food will not be provided. Each rehearsal venue may have more specific restrictions.

Is a Covid vaccination required to participate?

One rehearsal venue requires proof of vaccination. This is noted in the Rehearsal Schedules section.

Will allowance or reimbursement for transportation be provided?

There will not be any allowance or reimbursement for transportation expenses.

My question is not answered here. Who can I contact?

Please send your questions to : [email protected] Please allow 2 business days for a reply.

Creative Team