Chorus auditions are normally held twice a year in Summer and December. We are currently seeking Sopranos, Altos, Tenors and Basses for our 36th anniversary season (2016-2017).

Contact us for our next audition date. Email Christine Spaulding, New Member Coordinator for more information.

Here is a PDF with a description of each concert in our upcoming 2016-2017 season: MCE 36th Season

Click on this link for a PDF of the audition information: MCE_Audition_INFO_2016_2017

Click on this link for a Word version of the audition information: MCE_Audition_INFO_2016_2017

Rehearsals are on Tuesday nights from 7-9:30. We start the last week in August and continue through the June concert. We take off a month after our December concert and return to rehearsals in mid-January. Watch this page for when the specific monthly schedule is posted.

Concert Season

Typically, MCE has four one-night performances in October, December, April and June. MCE also hosts the Northwest’s Regional Harmony Sweepstakes contest in March. All events are held at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Olympia. MCE concerts start at 7:30 pm. Occasionally, concerts are preceded by a pre-concert lecture at 7:00 pm. Immediately prior to the April concert (at 6:15), MCE hosts a reception celebrating the season’s Salute to the Arts honoree and our donors and subscribers.


Generally, rehearsals are from 7-9:30pm on Tuesdays. We currently rehearse at the First United Methodist Church on the corner of Legion and Boundary in Olympia. Rehearsals begin with a vocal warm-up and sight-reading session.


Members purchase their uniform. Men wear tuxedos and women wear the Masterworks concert dress.