San Francisco Bach Choir Auditions for 2014–15


Join a really great choir! Sing rare early music gems and choral masterpieces in an inspired ensemble with world-class soloists and period instruments.

SFBC is gearing up for its exciting 2014–15 season under newly-appointed Artistic Director, Magen Solomon. We invite experienced singers with good reading skills to audition for our dynamic and high-level volunteer chorus, now in its 79th year of choral excellence. Auditions are being scheduled for late August and early September. For audition appointments visit or phone 855-4SF-BACH (855-473-2224). Tenors and basses are especially welcome.

The venue for concerts and rehearsals is Calvary Presbyterian Church, Fillmore and Jackson Streets, San Francisco. Rehearsals are Tuesdays from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m., with two weekend workshops per quarter.

September 2, 9 and 13 are open rehearsals. Come sing with us, try out the choir, then schedule your audition.

Our 2014–15 season features works by J.S. Bach, Monteverdi, Gabrieli, Byrd, Rossi, Mendelssohn, Lasso, Brahms and much more!

October 19, 2014
“Splendida Musica Italiana”
Psalms, songs and canticles of the Italian Baroque. Rarely-performed gems by A. Scarlatti, Durante, Monteverdi, and Rossi.

December 6/7, 2014
“A Candlelight Christmas!”
Moving and spirited, new and traditional: festive music from the 15th to the 21st century. With special guest, Renaissance wind band The Whole Noyse.

March 7/8, 2015
“A Bach Sampler”
Drama, virtuosity, joy! Explore J.S. Bach’s astonishing range of emotion and style as revealed through three contrasting masterworks: a cantata, a mass, and a motet. With the Jubilate Baroque Orchestra and soloists.

May 10, 2015
“Landscapes of Love And Loss”
Intimate and rapturous songs of love and nature from across six centuries, featuring Brahms’ Neue Liebeslieder waltzes. With piano duo Steven Bailey and Mai-Linh Pham.

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Written by Jonathan Harris