San Francisco Bach Choir

Magen Solomon, Director


Join us for an exciting season as we celebrate 80 years of inspired and dedicated singing! SFBC performs with professional period instruments and soloists, and we warmly invite new singers to audition for one of the oldest continually performing choral organizations west of the Rockies. (Tenors and basses especially welcome.)

REHEARSALS: Tuesdays 7-10 PM in San Francisco (with occasional weekend workshops)

For choir membership and season schedule details, visit


REMAINING AUDITIONS will be held Tuesdays Sept. 8 (Star of the Sea School, Geary/8th Ave.) & Sept. 15 (Calvary Presbyterian, Fillmore/Jackson)

There are three easy steps to get set to audition:

a.) Fill out the audition inquiry form at
b.) Sign up for an audition time here.  
c.) Print the two forms below, complete them and bring them along to your audition. 1. Self Evaluation Form 2. Audition Form

Come sing with us!

SEPTEMBER 8 is a 'Try Us Out' night at Star of the Sea School, Geary/8th in SF. Sing with us for the evening - no obligation - before deciding if you'd like to audition. (And a cookie extravaganza at break!)

2015-2016 - 80th Anniversary Season

October 17 & 18, 2015

The Gift of 1685: The Birth of Bach, Handel, & Scarlatti

with the Jubilate Orchestra

G. F. Handel Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne

D. Scarlatti Magnificat

J. S. Bach Orchestral Suite No. 1

We open our 80th anniversary season with festive music by three masters, all born in the auspicious year of 1685. This exuberant music displays the full talent and prowess of these youthful composers, (none then older than 36) as they combine Italian, German, and English styles.

DECEMBER 4 & 6, 2015

Christmas by Candlelight

with The Whole Noyse

Welcome the holiday season with our beloved, traditional candlelight concert with the ever-popular merry band The Whole Noyse and their bag of Renaissance instruments. Contemplative, lush, mystical, jubilant: sing Christmas music from many periods and countries -- from Bach chorales to American shape-note hymns, early motets to brand-new creations.

MAY 14 & 15, 2016


with the Jubilate Orchestra

Perhaps the greatest choral work ever written, J.S. Bach's glorious Mass in B-Minor offers a journey of heart and soul; intimate, dazzling, tender, and powerful. Although universally recognized as a pinnacle of human creativity, at its core this work is a personal expression of spiritual devotion that transcends religious boundaries.


SAT. MARCH 5, 2016

2016 marks our 80th birthday so we're throwing a party! We are thrilled and honored to be part of the rich and vibrant community of choral singing here in the Bay Area. During this daylong event we invite singers of all levels to celebrate our beloved art together.

We will sing and learn, make friends and share our common love of choral singing. Together we will explore Baroque music, vocal technique and period style with a focus on Bach's eternal Mass in B-Minor.