The Santa Clara Chorale is a fantastic community of music making. We hold ourselves to a high artistic standard while keeping rehearsals energetic and fun, remembering that there is great joy in making great art, and even greater joy when we share that experience with a community.
The Chorale rehearses on Monday evenings, 7:30pm-10:00pm from the first Monday after Labor Day to the beginning of June. Rehearsals are held in the Bethel Korean United Methodist Church (1700 Lincoln Street, Santa Clara).
We sing a 3 concert season (December, March, May) with a December Thank You concert for the Bethel Korean United Methodist Church in Santa Clara that hosts our rehearsals. Dress rehearsals typically fall on the Wednesday before the concert.
New member auditions continue throughout the year!
We invite interested singers to attend a rehearsal to experience the chorale first hand. To make an appointment to visit a rehearsal, send an email to [email protected] or call our hotline at (408) 883-4722 and our choir manager will be happy to answer your questions and help you schedule an appointment. When you visit rehearsal, you'll have a chance to sing alongside current members and get a sense of what a regular rehearsal is like.
At the break or after the rehearsal, you'll have a chance to meet the artistic director and schedule a follow-up audition. If you have a song that you feel showcases your voice, you are welcome to bring that to the audition, otherwise, you may be asked to sing a folksong or other well-known tune. The Chorale is looking for singers with good sight-reading skills and vocal proficiency with regards to diction, rhythm, intonation, pitch, and tone. Please do not be intimidated by the audition process, we try to make it relaxed and fun, in line with our choir's personality.