Baroque/Early Music

Philharmonia Chorale Auditions

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale will be holding auditions for core and alternate slots with the Philharmonia Chorale on June 28–30 and July 18–20, 2022 in San Francisco.

Individual auditions will take place June 28 & 29 and July 18 & 19, with 30-minute group callbacks taking place on June 30 and July 20, respectively.

Renaissance brass player(s) wanted

Looking for one or more brass players who love early music and who play a period instrument (sackbut, cornetto) to complete a small ensemble. Goals of the group are to explore music of the renaissance and early baroque, develop our interpretive and ensemble skills, and play an occasional gig at a church service and/or collaborate with a vocal ensemble. Interested trombone players: we can likely loan a sackbut. Also please respond if you are an interested dulcian player.

Music Director, Renaissance Chamber Choir

SFEMS Affiliate Tactus (, a 12–16 voice Renaissance chamber chorus in San Francisco, is seeking a Music Director to lead the chorus at weekly rehearsals and three performance weekends per year, including a summer set. The candidate must be available for evening rehearsals on Thursdays and two weekend workshops in San Francisco or the East Bay for each concert cycle. In addition, Tactus occasionally provides music for Sunday morning church services and other special events, such as the biennial Berkeley Early Music Festival.

Marin Baroque auditioning singers

MARIN BAROQUE Chamber choir in Marin County with a primary focus on Baroque music is seeking singers.

Emerging professional chamber choir of maximum 16 voices with outstanding Baroque instrument orchestra; prior concerts have had sold-out audiences of 300.

Singers are expected to have strong choral experience, an understanding of vocal technique, and ability to read music.
Looking for VOLUNTEER TENOR and BASS voices.
Opportunities are available for soloists.

Rehearsals start in October 2016 for concert in November 2016.