The Sheldon’s All-Star Chorus

Showcasing the best young musicians in St. Louis, The Sheldon’s All-Star Chorus, led by Maria A. Ellis, provides students with invaluable skills that prepare them for their futures—no matter what their dreams may be.

The ensemble generally performs twice-yearly at The Sheldon, as well as throughout the school year at special events and for community partners. Rehearsals take place on Monday nights at The Sheldon with dinner and transportation provided to participating students.

The Sheldon’s All-Star Chorus is Underwritten by the Arthur and Helen Baer Foundation and sponsored by many other generous donors.

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Support the Chorus Travel Fund!

The Sheldon is pleased to announce that the All-Star Chorus will take a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Carnegie Hall in June 2023. Chorus conductor Maria A. Ellis will serve as guest conductor for the concert at the storied venue, leading Robert Ray’s Gospel Mass with the New England Symphonic Ensemble.

Help us continue to fund the chorus’ travel fund with a gift today! Text “NYC” to 314.582.8848 or click here to give online.

Thank you to our generous donors: Anonymous, Sandy Blasingame and Gary Hall, Ashley Casey, Citizens Bank, Clean Uniform, David and Barbara Gifford, Ward and Carol Klein, Roger Sams, Dick and Mary Ann Shaw, Mary Strauss, Jim and Mindy Watson, and many others.

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The Sheldon’s All-Star Chorus

The Sheldon’s All-Star Chorus auditions are in-person! Led by Maria A. Ellis, high school students from throughout the St. Louis region are invited to audition for this all-star, select chorus.

Auditions for the spring semester (beginning January 9) are open now. Schedule an audition appointment by submitting the form below.

Students should prepare an audition song of their choice

Open to 9th-12th grade students.

Tenors and basses needed now! Sopranos and altos will be auditioned in January.

Limited space available!

Our chorus offers many benefits, including:

  • Fostering a passion for learning music
  • Learning music reading and theory skills
  • Community performance opportunities
  • Individual voice lessons
  • Connecting with mentors and fellow singers from throughout the St. Louis area
  • Preparation for college auditions

Please apply below to arrange audition time.



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