Join Us This Fall!
Tenors and basses are especially encouraged to audition!
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
Oct. 17, 2021
Singing a Quilt: America’s Music
Dec. 4-5, 2021
A Candlelight Christmas in Nature
May 21-22, 2022
Brahms Ein deutsches Requiem
Auditions are planned for mid-late August in Berkeley and San Francisco. 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.
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
- 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?
- 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.
- Prepared music: New singers, please bring two copies of a prepared song or choral work. Simple is fine! A hymn, folk song, carol beautifully sung is preferable to something difficult which is not completely mastered.
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.