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 2022–23 season. Fall rehearsals begin September 12, 2022.
Auditions are scheduled by appointment. Visit www.sacredprofane.org/audition 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.
Sacred and Profane is committed to celebrating our vibrant and diverse community. Our core values include uniting our voices for change and using our platform as artists to challenge inequity and amplify unheard voices. We stand in solidarity with those who are systemically silenced, marginalized, and oppressed, and we embrace the power of music to express our shared humanity. We support equity and belonging through our choice of repertoire, our inclusion of singers, audiences, and board members, and our actions as an organization. www.sacredprofane.org
The health and safety of our members, staff, and community are our top priority. All rehearsals and concerts will follow safety protocol, air filtration, and will require masks and social distancing for all parties. We are requiring full vaccination (including booster, if eligible) for all eligible staff, singers, guest musicians, and audience members. We continue to closely monitor local and state directives, public health guidelines, and work to keep the choral experience thriving safely.
For more information about the choir and repertoire, participation requirements, the audition process, or to schedule and audition, contact us: [email protected]
45th Season: Visions for a Changing World
Fall 2022 | Dreamscape: Realizing a Better Future
Featuring music about dreams and visions, with works by Jean Sibelius, Ralph Vaughn Williams, Melissa Dunphy, Trevor Weston, Jacob Mühlrad, Eric Whitacre, and more. We are also thrilled to premiere a new commission from Michael Bussewitz-Quarm about their personal journey as a transgender woman.
Winter 2023 | Considering This Moment: Music with Strings
Choral music that delves into the tumultuous aspects of our modern lives, from climate change and love and loss. Featuring Circadian String Quartet and guest musicians. Music by David Conte, Zanaida Robles, Eric Whitacre, and the US premiere of Karin Rehnqvist’s Day is here!
Spring 2023 | Shalom: Music of the Jewish Tradition
Exploring centuries of varied Jewish tradition and experience through choral music, featuring works by Karen Siegel, Salamone Rossi, David Ludwig, Jacob Mühlrad, Stacy Garrop, Kim André Arnesen, and more.