Audition for SFBC!

We are always looking for experienced choral singers with good musical skills and an enthusiasm for participating in an active and dynamic musical organization. More about us.

Rehearsals
Rehearsals are at Calvary Presbyterian Church, San Francisco

  • Tuesday evenings 7-10pm, plus:
  • Concert weeks –Wednesday/Friday 7-10pm

Registration fee:
$150 per quarter (Jan-May counts as 2 quarters)
Assistance is available, and no one is turned away for inability to pay.

To Audition

Auditions for the 2024-25 season will take place over the summer. Please fill out the inquiry form below to receive further info about signing up for a time when they are announced. Questions: info@sfbach.org

What to Expect at Your Audition

  1. Vocalizing: using mostly familiar exercises, to discover: What is your comfortable and usable range? What voice part should you sing? What are your best vowels and what strategy can we use to improve the less-good ones? Is your breath working for you? Are there other adjustments we can make to increase the ease and health of your singing, and the flexibility and beauty of your tone?
  2. Sight-reading: Recognizing that there can be a wide range of sight-reading ability there will be three, graduated sight-reading exercises. All auditionees will be expected to be able to sight-read the first and part of the second exercise (given a starting note) without accompaniment.
  3. Prepared music: When audition times are announced, you will be provided with a short (7 bars) melody to prepare in advance of your audition. (view treble clef version | view bass clef version)

Audition Inquiry Form