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Amateur and Semi-Professional Choirs

Additional Bay Area choruses listed on this site: Choruses of Northern California

  • Bay Area, (408) 973-1555, San Jose  [2/26/12: Needs confirmation]
  • Bay Choral Guild (Palo Alto): A 40-voice, auditioned chorus based in Palo Alto with singers from around the Bay Area. BCG's outstanding musical ensemble and rich repertoire are the foundation for innovative programs that bring works together in new and unusual ways. In addition to well-known choral masterpieces, our concerts regularly include works by less familiar composers, works commissioned by BCG, and premieres of works by contemporary American and San Francisco Bay Area composers, including Sanford Dole, our Artistic Director.
  • California Bach Society -- Warren Stewart, Artistic Director; 30-voice choir performing historically informed interpretation> of Renaissance and Baroque choral music as it might have been performed in the original liturgical settings.  [2/26/12: Needs confirmation]
  • Berkeley Community Chamber Singers (a sub-group of the Berkeley Community Chorus and Orchestra)  [2/26/12: Needs confirmation]
  • Chancel Choir of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley  [2/26/12: Needs confirmation]
  • The Choral ProjectFounded in 1996 by Artistic Director Daniel Hughes, The Choral Project has performed throughout Northern California, Washington, D.C., Mexico, Costa Rica and most recently Scotland, England and Wales where they won 2nd Place in Mixed Choral Competition at the International Eisteddfod in Llangollen, Wales. The ensemble has recorded four compact discs, most recently completing a critically-acclaimed recording entitled "Water & Light," featuring the music of Eric Whitacre as well as selections by Lauridsen, Clausen, Tavener and others.  [2/26/12: Needs confirmation]
  • Chromatica is an accompanied, classical SATB choir located in the East Bay led by director,  David Huff.  Our repertoire includes works by contemporary as well as classical composers, with choral music from the familiar to world premieres.  Our mission is to inspire, entertain and engage audiences by sharing our love of singing.   We rehearse Monday evenings with concert performances in the Fall and in the Spring.  Experienced new singers welcome!
  • Contra Costa Chorale  [2/26/12: Needs confirmation]
  • Foothill College Concert Choir (Rafael Ornes, (415) 949-7010) - open to public  [2/26/12: Needs confirmation]
  • Choir at the Golden Gate Center For Spiritual Living, Corte  [2/26/12: Needs confirmation]
  • Golden Gate Men's Chorus, San Francisco (415-668-GGMC) singing a capella about 65% of the time; otherwise accompanied by everything from piano to African percussion. A gay chorus (although heterosexuals are welcome) with 40 male voices ranging from bass to soprano. Traditionally, they have sung mostly Western classical music from medieval to contemporary. Since their director Joseph Jennings (who also directs Chanticleer) joined them in 1996, they have also begun to do more popular and gospel music. Usually three concert seasons a year.  [2/26/12: Needs confirmation]
  • Marin A-cappella Singers (MAS), Sausalito on Monday nights 7-9, and Mill Valley on Wednesdays Afternoons 12-3. [2/26/12: Needs confirmation] 
  • Mission Peak Chamber Singers, Fremont.  Sing with the Mission Peak Chamber Singers, Ofer dal Lal Artistic Director.  Contemporary, Classical, Secular and Sacred music. Rehearsals Tuesday 7:30-9:30PM, Irvington Presbyterian Church, Fremont. Tenors & Basses needed! (Altos & Sopranos welcome too!). email:   phone: 510-356-MPCS (6727)
  • Pacific Mozart Ensemble, Berkeley (Kathie Longinotti, 510-528-2959, 40 voices) serves the communities of Alameda and San Francisco Counties. The ensemble presents a wide range of choral musical styles, including, but not limited to, traditional choral literature, new works by contemporary composers and a cappella jazz and pop. They perform for local audiences and collaborate often with local performing arts groups and composers.  [2/26/12: Needs confirmation]
  • Pacific Empire Chorus - Sweet Adeline group  [2/26/12: Needs confirmation]
  • Peninsula Women's Chorus, (650) 327-3095  [2/26/12: Needs confirmation]
  • Resounding Achord, (888) 642-6776, was formed in October 2012 and performed for the first time in May 2013. This group is 40-singer community choir of semi-professional quality singers based out of San Jose. Kristina Nakagawa ( is the Artistic Director.
  • Ro Sham Bo has been entertaining Bay Area audiences for more than 15 years.  This Oakland based group of three men and three women specializes in original arrangements of Jazz tunes with a Latin, funk and R&B twist. Ro Sham Bo can be reached at [2/26/12: Needs confirmation]
  • Sacred & Profane, Oakland (music of all ages and lands)  [2/26/12: Needs confirmation]
  • San Francisco Bach Choir (, 

    855-473-2224 toll-free

      An auditioned volunteer choir providing the Bay Area with exceptional concerts focused particularly on the music of J.S. Bach, his contemporaries, and predecessors, and on rarely heard music of the Renaissance and Baroque. Founded in 1937, it is the oldest continually performing community choir in the western United States. The Choir uses a historically informed approach, period instruments and professional instrumentalists and soloists.
  • San Francisco Choral Artistsconducted by Magen Solomon, is a 22-voice chamber chorus that sings mostly a cappella, mostly classical music from Renaissance to contemporary times. We work closely with Bay Area composers and feature world premieres at almost every concert., 415-979-5779  [2/26/12: Needs confirmation]
  • San Francisco Lyric Chorus, conducted by Robert Gurney, 415-775-5111, 50-voice auditioned, mixed chorus performing both (mostly) classical choral works of all periods (mostly Romantic & modern), both a cappella and accompanied.  [2/26/12: Needs confirmation]
  • San Jose Peace ChoraleSpreading the message of peace and justice through song  [2/26/12: Needs confirmation]
  • Santa Clara Chorale  [2/26/12: Needs confirmation]
  • Saringhimig Singers is located at 540 Urbano Drive, San Francisco, 94127.  [2/26/12: Needs confirmation]
  • Schola Cantorum, Mountain View  [2/26/12: Needs confirmation]
  • Soli Deo Gloria (  [2/26/12: Needs confirmation]
  • Sunnyvale Singers  [2/26/12: Needs confirmation]
  • Symphony Silicon Valley Chorale Campbell. 70 mixed voice auditioned choir in residence for Symphony Silicon Valley. Elena Sharkova, Musical Director
  • Viva la Musica!, Foster City, 50 voice, mixed choir specializing in classical and multicultural music. Contact Shulamit Hoffmann, Director, (650) 349-9918  [2/26/12: Needs confirmation]
  • Voci, Berkeley -- Women's group that performs all kinds of music.  [2/26/12: Needs confirmation]
  • Vocal InFusion, 408-374-5228, P.O. Box 32346, San Jose, CA, 95152. We are a women's chorus based in the South Bay. We sing a wide variety of both acappella and accompanied works. email is  [2/26/12: Needs confirmation]
  • VOCI Women's Vocal Ensemble, VOCI rehearses Wednesday evenings from 7:30 to 10 PM in Orinda. Founded in 1991, recognized as one of the finest choral groups in the Bay Area. VOCI champions music by women and for women, from all parts of the world and every century.  [2/26/12: Needs confirmation]
  • Voices: Bay Area Lesbian Choral Ensemble  [2/26/12: Needs confirmation]
  • Westwind Voices, Oakland (folk/world music)  [2/26/12: Needs confirmation]