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Chamber Chorus Auditions for Exciting 19-20 Season

Sacred and Profane

Posted: July 15, 2019

Are you an experienced vocalist looking for challenging repertoire and a wonderful choral community? We’d love for you to join us! Sacred and Profane, A Chamber Chorus has openings for voices in all sections (SATB) for our 2019–20 season. Fall rehearsals begin September 9, 2019.

Rehearsals are held every Monday evening from 7:30 to 10 PM at a church in downtown Oakland a few blocks from BART. Additional rehearsals or sectionals may be scheduled as needed, in addition to one dress rehearsal per concert venue (venues include Oakland, Berkeley, San Francisco, and Alameda) Our choristers carpool from all over the Bay Area!

Auditions are scheduled by appointment. Visit to learn more about our upcoming season and audition process. If you’ve got a healthy voice and a great attitude, contact us to schedule an audition. Send us an email with a brief description of your interest, experience, and your voice part to: [email protected].

About Sacred and Profane, A Chamber Chorus:
Founded in 1977, Sacred & Profane is a chamber chorus that performs a wide variety of a cappella choral music. Concert repertoire includes sacred and secular works from the middle ages to the contemporary period, drawing from classical, ethnic & folk traditions. We aim to provide an inspiring & educational experience for audiences & chorus members through innovative programming, intensive preparation & high quality performances.

S&P is composed of 24 to 32 singers (SATB), each bringing superior musicianship, vocal skill, and dedication to the ensemble, achieving professional-level performances. As a result, the ensemble is capable of superior execution of challenging repertoire from across the musical canon, including contemporary and highly demanding works. Our talented singers represent many facets of our diverse Bay Area communities; from a wide range of backgrounds, ages, and demographics. S&P embraces our vibrant membership and strives to explore and celebrate this through our repertoire.

Our 2019-2020 Season:

December 2019: Music of Sleep and Repose
Featuring works by Herbert Howells, Abbie Betinis, Henryk Górecki, Eric Whitacre, Tina Anderssen, Sean Crouch, and more.

March 2020: Music for Voices and Strings
In collaboration with Circadian String Quartet and local instrumentalists, featuring music by Eric Whitacre, David Conte, and a U.S. premiere of a new work by Swedish composer Karin Rehnqvist.

May 2020: Local Vocal: Music by Bay Area Composers
Exploring the sounds of our local landscape, with music by Bay Area composers Kirke Mechem, Mark Winges, Gabriela Lena Frank, Sanford Dole, Joseph Stilwell, and more.

For more information about the choir and repertoire, participation requirements, the audition process, or to schedule and audition, contact us: [email protected]

Audition Deadline September 9, 2019
Contact Email [email protected]
Contact Phone
Ensemble Type Chamber Chorus
Estimated Ensemble Size 24-32
Performances/Year 6-8
Professional/Amatuer/Mixed Mixed
Dues varies per concert set

About this organization

This amateur chamber chorus presents a cappella performances of sacred and secular music from all eras. With only 18-24 voices, concerts provide an intimate musical experience.

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