Join Us in the Spring!

Tenors and basses are especially encouraged to audition! (Limited space for sopranos and altos.)

Tuesday night rehearsals
Jan 11 – May 17, 2022, 7:00-10:00 PM
Calvary Presbyterian Church
Fillmore/Jackson, SF


May 21 4pm, May 22 4pm, 2022
Brahms Ein deutsches Requiem


Please fill out the inquiry form below and we’ll be in touch about the next steps. (Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination will be required in order to audition and participate.)

COVID19 update

All singers must be fully vaccinated (including booster) in order to audition and participate in rehearsals and concerts.

Singers will be masked for all rehearsals and performances and social distancing guidelines will be followed.

Audiences will be required to be vaccinated and masked.

The San Francisco Bach Choir offers dedicated singers the opportunity to study and perform both Early Music and the diverse repertoire of great works from other eras and genres. We use historically informed performance practice, and perform with world-class professional instrumentalists and soloists, both period and modern.

Our volunteer singing membership is drawn from the Bay Area’s large community of trained, non-professional musicians. Our seventy-voice volunteer choir holds auditions periodically throughout the year. We are looking for experienced choral singers with good musical skills and an enthusiasm for participating in an active and dynamic musical organization.

View our Equity Statement and Nondiscrimination Policy.

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.

Audition Inquiry Form

If you would like to set up an audition or be notified about plans for our next round of auditions, please complete the inquiry form below.