Joining the Magnificat Choir

The choir is inclusive, welcoming, and open to all graduate and undergraduate Notre Dame, St. Mary’s, and Holy Cross students who sing in the treble range. Previous experience in a choral ensemble is welcomed, but not required. Membership is by audition only. 

You can audition for the Magnificat Choir in two ways:

Img 2361The choir sings for the exciting post-football game masses to a packed Basilica!

  1. General auditions (Fall Semester 2019):  Reserve your audition time-slot here, and be sure to rank Magnificat Choir as your first choice for choral ensemble. In addition, complete this form and bring a printed copy to your audition. This year, general auditions will be held in 329 Coleman-Morse on:
    • Saturday, August 24, 2019, 1-5 p.m., 2019
    • Sunday, August 25, 2019, 2-6 p.m., 2019
    • Monday, August 26, 2019,10 a.m.-12 p.m., 1-5 p.m., 6-10 p.m., 2019
  2. Individual/private auditions:  If you cannot or would rather not participate in the general auditions, or you have missed the general auditions, you can con contact our director, Dr. Patrick Kronner ( to set up a private audition. 
    • Individual auditions can be set up at any time during the year, so if you miss the general auditions you can still join us!
    • During auditions you will be asked to sing a well known hymn, repeat several note intervals and short patterns, and sight read a short musical excerpt. We test these various skills to get an overall sense of your musical experience. Don't sweat it!

Rehearsal Times

Members of the Magnificat Choir attend weekly rehearsals on Mondays from 5:00-6:30pm in 329 Coleman-Morse Hall, and on Wednesdays from 6:00-7:30pm in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart. In addition, the choir meets at 4:00pm on Saturdays in 329 Coleman-Morse for a brief rehearsal before singing at the Saturday 5pm Vigil Mass. (The Saturday schedule changes on home football days to accommodate the post-football game mass. Don't worry, you can still attend the games and sing in the choir!)