Joan Caddell & The Midnight Choir

Official site of New York City's own Joan Caddell & The Midnight Choir. Includes Band Bio, Music, Videos, Tour Dates, Press, and Merchandise. 




We are looking for talented girls and young women between the ages of 11 and 18 who live or attend school on Staten Island to perform an original work at our multi-disciplinary performance scheduled for October 20th at The Hilton Garden Inn Lobby Lounge.  We are currently accepting submissions from the following categories:

  • Singers/songwriters (may be accompanied by band)

  • Instrumentalists

  • Comedic performers

  • Dancers (performance space limitations)

  • Cinema/film

  • Actresses

We will be following up with a special announcement for design/artwork submissions at a later date. 

Performers must be 11 to 18 years of age.  All performers under the age of 18 must submit a permission form also signed by a parent or legal guardian.  Proof of residency/school attendance may be required if you are selected to perform in a Divine Women Showcase, and you may be asked to confirm compliance with all contest rules.

You may submit an entry online by using the form below. Online submissions will be accepted from March 15, 2019 until May 30, 2019 at 11:59 pm ET. Incomplete entries will not be considered.

Joan Caddell and Phyllis Forman, sponsors of the Divine Women Showcase, will view and adjudicate all submissions.  Artists will be selected based on criteria including the following:

  • Technical Excellence (a high level of proficiency and skill in the selected art form)

  • Innovation (a uniquely individual approach and style to the work)

  • Artistry (honoring and expanding the genre or discipline)

  • Performance Quality (providing a polished product that achieves all of the aforementioned elements)



The Divine Women Showcase performance will be taking place at The Hilton Garden Inn Lobby Lounge, 1100 South Avenue, SI NY 10314 on the following date:

  • Sunday, October 20, 2019, from 2pm to 4pm.


  • You must provide a video submission. You will not be judged on the quality of the video.  The video serves as your audition.

  • All video submissions should be uploaded through third-party websites. We recommend YouTube or Vimeo.

  • All video submissions must not exceed 5 minutes in length.

  • Submissions must be original compositions/works.

  • If chosen to perform in the Divine Women Showcase, the performance should not exceed five minutes in length, within the guidelines of the technical specs that are detailed below.

  • You must be willing to bring all necessary backline with the exception of the piano, drum kit, mics, and PA system provided by Divine Women, LLC.

Participants will each receive:

  • $50 Prize

  • Divine Women T-Shirt

GENERAL: By participating in the Divine Women Showcase, participants agree to the official rules, and that Divine Women, its agents and employees will have no liability whatsoever for any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind resulting from their use of, or participation in, the performances. Prize is nontransferable and cannot be exchanged for cash. There can be no substitutions for a prize of equal or greater value. Copyright for the entries will remain solely with the artists, though by entering this call for art you are giving Divine Women, LLC permission to use your entry and showcase performance online. Each entrant (including all members of each entrant that is a group) grants permission to Divine Women, LLC and those acting under its authority to use his/her name, photograph, voice and/or likeness, for advertising and/or publicity purposes, as well as all submissions and performances in any and all media now known or hereinafter invented without territorial or time limitations and without compensation.

RESTRICTIONS: Restrictions may apply. By participating in the Divine Women Showcase, a participant agrees to be bound by these official rules, and by all decisions of Divine Women, LLC representatives.

Send a note to Divine Women, LLC:


Name *
Phone *
Parent/Guardian's Number ONLY
Phone Number of Performer
How Would You Prefer for Us to Contact You?
Select All That Apply.
Your submission will not be accepted without a link to a video performance showcasing the work you would like to perform at the Divine Women Showcase or photos of your work in the case of artists/artisans.
Consent *

This project is made possible (in part) by a DCA Art Fund Grant from Staten Island Arts, with public funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.