Join Symphony San Jose Chorale

Join the Symphony San Jose Chorale!

Symphony San Jose Chorale are now auditioning new singers for our 37th season. Auditions are held through the year but for those participating in the Elfman/Burton concert the deadline is Aug. 30.

The Chorale, directed by Elena Sharkova, has become known in the Bay Area and beyond for its eclectic mix of concert programs: from choral-orchestral masterworks to contemporary, jazz, and folk-inspired compositions. As the chorus-in-residence for the recently renamed Symphony San Jose ( , the Chorale performs regularly with world-renowned vocal and instrumental soloists and conductors on stage of the historic California Theater in San Jose.

We are kicking off the 2022/2023 season and we are looking for talented new singers!

We have a very exciting season ahead of us,  starting with Danny Elfman presenting his music of the films of Tim Burton in Stanford and ending with a performance of the fabulous Carmina Burana with the Symphony in June 2023. 

Come join us and sing some glorious music in a welcoming and fun environment!

Rehearsals take place Tuesday evenings from 7-9.30pm,  September through May at St Francis Episcopal Church, 1205 Pine Ave, San Jose CA 95125

Why hesitate, this could be your opportunity to change your life! Auditions start on the 30th August. Sign up for an audition here  (

Full Concert Schedule

September 16: Danny Elfman's Music From the Films of Tim Burton, at Frost Amphitheatre, Stanford. With Danny Elfman and Sandy Cameron

December 10: Carols in the California, at California Theater. Classic carols and seasonal songs in the warm glow of the California Theater  Carols in the California

March 25, 2023, Saturday: Chorale Spring Concert, at Mission Santa Clara.

June 3 & 4, 2023, Saturday-Sunday: Carmina Burana with SSJ at California Theater 

About Symphony San Jose  Chorale

Led by artistic director Elena Sharkova, Symphony  San Jose Chorale is composed of skilled volunteer singers dedicated to professional-quality performances of major choral works. From its early heritage at San Jose State University to its present affiliation as the resident chorus of Symphony San Jose and celebrating its 37nd year, the Chorale has sung a full range of the choral repertoire. Chorale performs regularly with Symphony San Jose, has sung with Ballet San Jose on numerous occasions, and presents its own choral concerts in the California Theatre and around the South Bay. For more information about Symphony San Jose Chorale, go to

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Some vocal training, musicianship, choir experience and sight-reading required.
At the audition, interested singers should be prepared to sing a solo piece (aria or art song that demonstrates your capabilities, accompanist will be provided), demonstrate vocal range and training, sight-singing skill (be prepared for a 16 measure tonal sight reading test and 7 short tonal memory tests).

Once accepted, members should be willing and available to commit to the rehearsal schedule and concert engagements. Members are also responsible for an annual member fee and their own concert attire.
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