Join Us This Fall!

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

Tuesday night rehearsals
Aug. 31 – May 17, 2022, 7:00-10:00 PM
+ workshops Saturdays 9/11, 10/2, 10/30, 11/13
Calvary Presbyterian Church
Fillmore/Jackson, SF

Concerts

Oct. 17, 2021 4pm
Singing a Quilt: America’s Music

Dec. 4 7:30pm, Dec. 5 4pm, 2021
A Candlelight Christmas in Nature

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

Auditions

You may sign up for an audition time on the following dates:

Tue. 8/17 5-9pm The Crowden School, Berkeley
Thu. 8/26 5-9pm – Community Music Center – Richmond District, SF

Overflow dates 8/19 5-9pm (Berkeley) and 8/28 12-5pm (SF) will be made available after the above timeframes have filled up.

Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination will be required in order to audition and participate.

Please fill out the inquiry form below and we’ll be in touch about the next steps.


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.


Audition Schedule

Please fill out the brief inquiry form below, and we will get back to you soon about exact dates and times of auditions in August.

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 in the Summer, please complete the inquiry form below.