About Us

As a select choral ensemble, the Steamboat Chamber Singers works to the highest standards of artistic expression, while providing an important creative outlet for singers from all areas of the Yampa Valley. The Steamboat Chamber Singers memorizes medium to difficult music – from choral works of previous centuries to more contemporary works – to perform at least three times each year at community concerts. We inspire community appreciation through masterful choral performances that are dedicated to artistic excellence.

Directed by Christel Houston (970-846-7638)


The Steamboat Chamber Singers hold open auditions at any time. We want to hear you! If you are interested in joining this friendly family of hard-working musicians, please contact the director to make an appointment for an audition.

  • You will be asked to sing a prepared piece. An accompanist will be provided if needed.
  • You will be asked to sight-read your part on a new piece.
  • You will sing some scales to check vocal range.

Selection will be based on basic sight-reading ability, a blending tone quality, pitch, and the current availability of singer positions in each section.

Participation Expectations

  • Members of the Steamboat Chamber Singers attend all Monday evening rehearsals. No more than 2 rehearsals may be missed between concerts.
  • Dress rehearsals and Concerts are mandatory.
  • All music is memorized at home. Rehearsal time is for polishing music. Part CDs are available to assist in learning your part and memorizing the music.
  • All members pay an annual fee of $150, and purchase choral attire.
  • All members are expected to sell or purchase 6 tickets.

Winter Concert Schedule:

December 14 and 15, 2018: Christmas Concert – 7:30PM – St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

January 6, 2019: Amahl and the Night Visitors – 2:00PM – Holy Name Catholic Church

March 17, 2019: St. Patrick’s Day Concert – 4:00 & 7:00PM – Bud Werner Library Hall

2018-19 Winter / Spring Rehearsal Schedule

Monday evenings from 6:30PM to 8:30PM at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church