Join Us in the Spring!

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

Tuesday night rehearsals
Jan 18* – May 17, 2022, 7:00-10:00 PM
Calvary Presbyterian Church
Fillmore/Jackson, SF
(* Our first rehearsals will be held on Zoom.)

Concert week rehearsals
Thu. May 19 6-10
Calvary Presbyterian Church
San Francisco

Fri. May 20 6-10
First Congregational Church


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

Dues and Music

Singer Dues (Jan-May): $200
Brahms scores: $20
(Financial assistance available)


January auditions will be held on Zoom. Dates TBD.

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

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

  • As of January 2022, all singers must be fully vaccinated (including booster) in order to audition and participate in in-person rehearsals and concerts.
  • Singers will be masked for all rehearsals and performances and social distancing guidelines will be followed.
  • Singers will be required to test themselves every Tuesday before coming to rehearsal.
  • SFBC will provide N95 masks and COVID tests to all singers at no cost.
  • Audiences will be required to be vaccinated and masked.

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

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.