Membership is open to choral singers with varying experience. We ask for a commitment to consistent practice and excellent performance.
In return, we promise challenging, rewarding musical and educational opportunities with supportive, welcoming, and fun-loving friends and colleagues.
Rehearsals are held Wednesday evenings from 7-9:30 PM. We take a short break with refreshments at 8:15.
We rehearse at Lakeside Presbyterian Church: 201 Eucalyptus Drive at 19th Avenue, San Francisco. Lakeside is easily accessible via public transportation (the M or K train lines and 23, 28, 29 and many other buses close to the church). There is also ample street parking available.
We have two major rehearsal and performance seasons per year, in the Fall and Spring. In addition, during the holiday season, we present a festive Sing-Along Messiah and perform in numerous events in San Francisco and the East Bay.
Auditions are held following our first three rehearsals in each cycle, with our artistic director, Larry Marietta. The auditions are generally done in a group format, with occasional solo singing of easy vocal exercises for the purpose of appropriate placement within the chorus. The audition will include the following:
- General questions about your choral experience.
- Singing a song of your choice that illuminates what you feel are the best facets of your voice. It can be an "art song" or aria, but could also be a folk song, show tune, hymn, or Christmas carol. An accompanist will be provided if you wish.
- General exercises of tonal memory
- Immediate feedback from the director
For the Fall 2017 concert cycle, the audition dates are Wednesdays, August 23, August 30, and September 6. (If you need to arrange an audition for a different date, please email email@example.com.) Auditions take place after our weekly rehearsals. We invite all prospective singers to join us for rehearsal to get a feel for our group. Please arrive a little before 7 pm at the beginning of rehearsal to get acquainted and tell us a little more about yourself.
Audition Sign-Up Form
Dues are currently $110 per concert cycle. Sheet music costs range from $10 to $25 per cycle. (NOTE: If paying the dues is a hardship, please contact the Treasurer.)
Women: Black formal wear: pants or long skirt, top or jacket 3/4 length sleeves or longer.
Men: Black tuxedos (or black suit) with white shirt and black bow tie.