Audition for one of the Bay Area’s Premier Chamber Choirs

Auditions -  San Francisco Choral Artists

SFCA is holding auditions this summer! Consider joining a happy, innovative, 24-voice chamber choir that excels in eclectic programming and exciting and refined performances of (mostly) a cappella repertoire.

San Francisco Choral Artists is the ensemble of choice for many audiences, composers, and singers, performing diverse and beautiful concerts that feature newly commissioned American works, contemporary compositions, and the best choral music of the last 600 years from around the globe. (Listen to some examples…)

SFCA can offer you the joy that comes from singing in a chamber ensemble with other talented, dedicated, and friendly singers. Also:

  • 37 seasons of experience, with over 300 world premieres
  • excellent critical reviews
  • a loyal, enthusiastic audience
  • the 2020 American Prize for ensembles in our category
  • two Chorus America/ASCAP awards for adventurous programming (2012 & 2015)

Talented singers are encouraged to inquire here throughout the year, however most auditions occur June through August.  Please use the form below ↓.

Singers Should Have:

  • Extensive choral experience
  • Solo potential
  • Excellent reading and musicianship skills
  • Dedication to the art of chamber singing

To be considered, all singers must be fully vaccinated and boosted.

Rehearsals

Most Monday evenings, from 7-10 PM, in San Francisco

Compensation

Modest financial compensation is offered for rehearsals and concerts. In addition, you will enjoy delicious and substantial mid-rehearsal snacks, participate in the creation of choral repertoire, and make new friends and professional contacts.

Our 2022-23 Season

Our concerts generally take place in December, March and June each season, with each concert set performed three times (in San Francisco, Oakland, and Palo Alto). There are usually a few additional performances.

December 2022 – CHRISTMAS POSTCARDS: Voices from Many Lands

  • San Francisco Sun. 12/11/22 4pm
  • Palo Alto Sat. 12/17/22 8pm
  • Oakland Sun. 12/18/22 4pm

March 2023 – SOUND & (NOT MUCH) SILENCE: Music About Music

  • San Francisco Sun. 3/19/23 4pm
  • Palo Alto Sat. 3/25/23 8pm
  • Oakland Sun. 3/26/23 4pm
  • Napa Sun. 4/2/23 4pm

June 2023 – SHAKESPEARE & CO: Songs and Sonnets

  • San Francisco Sun. 6/4/23 4pm
  • Palo Alto Sat. 6/10/23 8pm
  • Oakland Sun. 6/11/23 4pm

Auditions Include:

  • Vocalizing
  • Assessment of vocal instrument and aural skills
  • Tonal and atonal sight-reading
  • Two prepared (but not memorized) works of contrasting style and language.

Inquire Here

If SFCA sounds like a good match for you and you are available for the rehearsals and performances described above, please complete this form.

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