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Singing with a group of friends is not only a fun, creative and rewarding way to spend some time but more and more studies are showing the various health, social and general well being of group harmony singing. Here are some places in your community where you can sing.

Choruses in the East Bay


Diablo Choral Artists

Diablo Choral Artists (formerly Voices of Musica Sacra) presents significant works of sacred and secular choral music; inspires and uplifts audiences through live performances of artistic excellence; and nurtures the appreciation and enjoyment of choral music in people of all ages and cultures.

Hometown: Walnut Creek, CA


Contra Costa Children’s Chorus

Since 1984 the Contra Costa Children's Chorus (CCCC) has been providing high quality choral music education to children in the San Francisco East Bay. Co-founded by Iris Lamanna and Sandy Warner, and now under the artistic direction of Andrew Brown, the chorus continues to enrich the musical life of its members, their families, and the community at large. Over the years the chorus has grown to include 4 choir levels, 2 Honors ensembles, a Summer Music Institute, and its own summer musical theatre program Theatre Arts for Kids.

Hometown: Walnut Creek, CA


Mission Peak Chamber Singers

Dedicated stewards of a mission to exemplify passionate excellence in the choral art, the Mission Peak Chamber Singers (MPCS) perform in the East and South San Francisco Bay Area and have toured throughout Europe and Asia. Established as the Ohlone Chamber Singers in the 1980s, Mission Peak Chamber Singers struck out as an independent non-profit organization in 2014 after California community colleges withdrew support for choral arts. Now reliant upon the generosity of donors, fundraising and concert ticket sales, MPCS has proven itself a vibrant a

Hometown: Fremont, CA


Oakland Youth Chorus

Founded in 1974, the Oakland Youth Chorus (OYC) is the oldest and longest running youth chorus in the East Bay. OYC provides a multicultural music education and performance program for youth, fostering talent, confidence and community. Our mission focuses on creating and sustaining programs of high artistic merit that are accessible to and supportive of children and youth who might otherwise not be able to experience the joy of making music with others.

Hometown: Oakland, CA


Oakland Jazz Choir

The Oakland Jazz Choir has been singing and bringing innovative, and unique vocal jazz to the Bay Area since 1992. Oakland born and bred, we they are one of a few community jazz choirs in the nation singing cool original, and standard jazz material in a distinctive choral jazz setting.

The Oakland Jazz Choir, a unique, dynamic, multi-cultural ensemble, is dedicated to the education, preservation and perpetuation of vocal jazz, and is committed to bringing together professional and community members alike.

Hometown: Oakland, CA


Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir

The Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir was founded originally by Rhythmic Concepts, Inc. in 1986. Its inspiration came as a result of a Gospel music workshop led by Terrance Kelly, at RCI's Jazz Camp West, and Kelly became its co-founder and artistic director. OIGC went on to become an independent organization in 1991, and consists of 60 singers and 4 musicians, who represent a multi racial, multi- cultural, interfaith community of diversity. There is also a smaller ensemble group and a youth choir. Auditions are held annually

Hometown: Oakland, CA


Chora Nova

Since its founding in 2006, sixty-voice Chora Nova has become an important part of the San Francisco Bay Area's cultural fabric. Based in Berkeley, California, it is known as a chorus that presents innovative programs featuring a mix of well-known and unusual works. Our singers come from all parts of the San Francisco Bay region and from all walks of life. This diverse group has grown in skill and quality under the leadership of Dr. Paul Flight, who has been it Artistic Director since its inception. The chorus presents three concerts per year, in November, March, and May. Auditions are required for entry into the chorus

Hometown: Berkeley, CA


Cantare Con Vivo

The Cantare Chorale, our symphonic choir of 100 auditioned voices, remains committed to bringing the highest musical standards to its performances, associating with the finest instrumentalists from Bay Area orchestras, and featuring nationally acclaimed vocal soloists. Under the direction of Founder and Artistic Director David Morales, the Chorale debuted in April 1999 with stunning performances of Beethoven's Missa Solemnis, and today is recognized as one of the finest community choral ensembles of its size in the Bay Area.

Hometown: Oakland, CA


Pacific Edge Voices

Founded in 1980 by Artistic Director Richard Grant, Pacific Edge Voices (formerly the Pacific Mozart Ensemble) delivers passionate, expert and engaging choral performances of music from Brahms to Brubeck to the Beach Boys. During its time, PEV has grown to fill an important role in the cultural life of the San Francisco Bay Area, presenting courageous and innovative programs of many works that have never been performed in concert settings. In 2005, the group's 25th anniversary season, PEV named Dr. Lynne Morrow, one of the Bay Area's leading musical figures, as the group's Music Director.

Hometown: Berkeley, CA


Solano Choral Society

The Solano Choral Society was originally established in 1969 as the Fairfield-Suisun Choral Society by its first director, John Unruh. The Solano Choral Society became affiliated with Solano Community College in 1973. Under the direction of "Chris" Christensen, the Solano Choral Society attained its present status as a college credit class and nonprofit organization, attracting members from all parts of Solano County and adjoining counties

Hometown: Fairfield, CA


OneVoice CircleSingers

OneVoice CircleSingers is an improvisational singing community with a spiritual attitude. We're a "vocal jam-fest with heart," a community gathering of folks who form an improvised choir. Our leadership is offered primarily by members of SoVoSo, an Oakland-based vocal band.

Circlesinging can last as long you want. Our 2-hour monthly circles and our 12-hour annual Sing For Your Life celebration are just the way we do it. People come and go, solo or stay with the group, and sometimes even take a turn leading. There are other groups around the Bay Area, and in other parts of the country, and each has its own flavor - some are more structured, and some are looser. What matters and what's magic is, it's different every time, and singers of all levels of experience are welcome.

Hometown: Oakland, CA


Voci Women’s Vocal Ensemble

Founded in 1991, Voci has won high praise from critics and choral musicians alike for its lush, ethereal quality. Voci champions music by women and for women, from all parts of the world and every century. The group`s size of 20-24 voices allows for an unusual intimacy among chorus members and between chorus and audience. Voci singers are women who share a passionate love of music, fierce dedication to the ensemble, and deep commitment to the community.

Hometown: Oakland, CA


Encore Vocalists

Working local venues and events while honing their sound, Encore Vocalists has built their fan base with riveting performances and contemporary songs filled with hooks and memorable phrases. Meeting through mutual connections in choruses and ensembles throughout the SF Bay Area, Encore Vocalists has the talent, experience, and chops to perform. Encore Vocalists is influenced by Kirby Shaw, Deke Sharon, The King's Singers, Roger Wagner Chorale, and The Real Group, plus Bach, Mozart, and Handel.

Hometown: Dublin, CA


Vallejo Choral Society

Established in the summer of 1917, the Vallejo Choral Society (VCS) is one of the oldest musical organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area and the oldest community-based non-professional choir in California. The VCS, or as it was originally called the Vallejo Municipal Chorus, gave its first performance on December 9, 1917 in San Francisco in a joint concert with the San Francisco Municipal Orchestra.

Hometown: Vallejo, CA


Diablo Vista Chorus

Diablo Vista Chorus is a membership organization of female singers, who meet regularly to practice, perform, socialize -- and have lots of fun! We currently have over 50 fabulous singers of all ages, all walks of life, and all parts of the Bay Area area. Our mission is to get out and sing for our community! We sing at annual shows, community events, holiday events and annual competitions. We also perform Singing Telegrams around Valentines Day and Mother's Day.

Hometown: Walnut Creek, CA


Dragon Singers

he Dragon Singers was established in 1973 by a group of music loving friends. We were incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1983. Our objectives are to promote Chinese music and culture as a means of enhancing East-West mutual understanding. Over the last 39 years, the Dragon Singers have held annual concerts featuring Chinese Folksongs, Western operatic arias, and religious music. We have also participated in many musical and cultural events, and have joined voices with other music groups at a number of concerts. We are the oldest oversea Chinese chorus in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Hometown: El Cerrito, CA


Cantare Con Vivo Children's Choir

The Chorale consists of 100 auditioned singers performing four varied concert programs each season, two that are accompanied by full orchestra. They have performed a rich variety of choral/orchestral works and individual pieces accompanied by various instruments as well as a cappella selections. They have toured internationally three times, including a premier performance of Bloch's Avodath Hakodesh in Eastern Europe. The 24-voice Chamber Ensemble, Cantare's premier musical group, presents a rich array of the most challenging choral works including those hot off the press and from various countries.

Hometown: Oakland, CA


Oakland East Bay Gay Men’s Chorus

The Oakland East Bay Gay Men's Chorus is a 50 voice gay men's chorus that performs a wide variety of music, from Classical to Broadway, in three seasonal and numerous church, community and outreach performances every year. The Oakland East Bay Gay Men's Chorus is the most active and well known Gay Arts organization in the Oakland and East Bay region of California. Centrally located in Oakland, the chorus serves many communities, with members coming from all around the Bay Area.

Hometown: Oakland, CA


New Dimension Chorus

The New Dimension Chorus is a men's a cappella group that truly enjoys four-part harmony. We are located in the San Francisco East Bay Area and rehearse in San Lorenzo. If you enjoy music and appreciate great camaraderie with like-minded gentlemen then come check us out.

Hometown: Haywood, CA


Oakland Turnverein Gemischter Chor

When it comes time to describing the fondness for singing by the German people, there is just no easy way to begin. Whenever a significant number of German speaking people gather, all one needs to do is hum a few bars of a familiar refrain, and let the German love for music take its course. German singing ranges from the familiar drinking songs to Wagnerian opera; from songs about nature to songs about love; from hearty and robust to light and soft.

Hometown: Oakland, CA


Sacred And Profane

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.

Hometown: Berkeley, CA


La Peña Community Chorus

The La Pena Community Chorus has been singing songs of peace, justice, and hope since it began in 1978. Started by the Chilean exile community who founded La Pena Cultural Center in Berkeley in 1975, the original mission of the Chorus was one of solidarity with the resistance against the dictatorship in Chile. But over the years our focus has expanded to other countries, including the struggles of people in El Salvador, Nicaragua, Mexico, Cuba, and to various labor, community, and women's struggles closer to home. Our music includes not only the Nueva Cancion (or "New Song Movement") of Chile, but styles based in the folk and social justice movements of all of Latin America. We sing in nursing homes, elders' residences, hospitals, migrant labor camps, juvenile halls, rehabilitation centers, and schools, in addition to our public concerts and performances.

Hometown: Berkeley, CA


Devil Mountain Chorus

The Devil Mountain Chorus is a men's a cappella chorus dedicated to singing well and having fun. We are based in Walnut Creek and perform music in Barbershop, doo-wop and other styles.

Hometown: Walnut Creek, CA


Golden Gate Boys Choir

The Golden Gate Boys Choir and Bellringers is an independent organization committed to the tradition of boy choir training. We offer extensive instruction in musical skills and choral performance for boys and young men in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. The choir develops repertoire,vocal skills, and knowledge of music theory. These skills are proudly showcased in performances at local, national and international levels.

Hometown: Hayward, CA


Berkeley Broadway Singers

Berkeley Broadway Singers (BBS) is a 75-member community chorus under the music direction of Trente Morant. We sing songs from Broadway shows and movie musicals, with a strong dash of standards from the Great American Songbook, nostalgic tunes from the 20s, 30s, and 40s, as well as jazz, Latin, doo-wop, blues, and other popular music.

Hometown: Berkeley, CA


Soli Deo Gloria

Soli Deo Gloria is a San Francisco Bay Area auditioned choir dedicated to the performance of masterworks of the sacred repertoire in a concert setting. The choir's membership is drawn from six Bay Area counties and rehearses in Alameda. SDG has been singing top-quality sacred choral music since 1975 and been conducted by Allen H Simon since 1991.

Hometown: Alameda, CA


Pacific Boychoir

Pacific Boychoir choristers participate in a very old tradition. Boychoirs have been around for hundreds of years, dating back at least to the fourth century. Early modern boychoirs were trained to sing with the collegiate and cathedral choirs of Europe. Today, most boychoirs are not affiliated with churches, though much of the great music written for boys came out of this tradition.

The Pacific Boychoir aims to match the world's best boychoirs (e.g., the Vienna Boys of Austria, Drakensberg of South Africa, the American Boychoir of Princeton). Critical reviews imply that the Pacific Boychoir is succeeding! Choristers learn that extraordinary accomplishment teaches lifelong lessons. Hard work leads to mastery. Personal responsibility and teamwork go hand in hand. The challenge of improvement leads to the joy of art well performed.

Hometown: Oakland, CA


Cantabella Children's Choir

1992 Bee Chow began a music literacy class of 10-12 children, ages 5-7, inspired by Zoltan Kodaly's philosophy that the singing voice should be every child's first and lifelong musical instrument. The class gradually developed into the Cantabella Children's Chorus with a total membership of about 250 singers. Many members of the chorus are now very accomplished musicians, studying one or even two other musical instruments. Most importantly, they continue to enjoy singing, harmonizing and performing as a choral group. Choral singing has proven to be a great way to touch and be touched by music!

Hometown: Livermore, CA


East Bay Harmony

East Bay Harmony is an a cappella chorus of women and men that offers an opportunity to all to experience the joy of singing in harmony with others, learn and improve musical skills, and promote music in a warm, welcoming community. With no auditions required, EBH embraces popular music as a source of enjoyment and connection that can be shared by all, regardless of background or musical experience.

Hometown: Oakland, CA


Contra Costa Chorale

We perform concerts in the fall and spring in East Bay venues, singing two concerts for each set. Occasionally, we have been asked to sing at various events in the area such as appearances in 2014 at the Home Front Festival and the California Alliance for Retired Americans. During December the singers also perform in smaller groups singing carols at Rossmoor, Mechanics Bank, National Park Service functions and other businesses and events. These appearances are great fundraisers and lots of fun!

Hometown: El Cerrito, CA


Vukani Mawethu

Vukani Mawethu is a nonprofit multiracial choir which sings the freedom songs of Southern Africa, primarily of South Africa in Zulu, Xhosa, Sethu, and English, and also gospel, spirituals, labor and civil rights songs linking peoples inVukani Mawethu the U.S., South Africa, and around the world. Formed in 1986 by the late great James Madhlope Phillips, an ANC union and cultural organizer, for a major concert at UC Berkeley's Zellerbach Hall, we are united by our strong opposition to racism and apartheid and by our love of the rhythms and melodies which have grown out of century-long struggles for freedom.

Hometown: Oakland, CA


Berkeley Community Chorus & Orchestra

The Berkeley Community Chorus & Orchestra's mission is to make the joy of choral music available to everyone. As a non-auditioned chorus that performs with an orchestra and professional soloists, we inspire singers at all levels of ability to sing choral masterworks. By presenting free concerts and creating ways to encourage emerging composers and educate young people, we enrich the cultural life of our community.

Hometown: Berkeley, CA


Bella Musica Chorus & Orchestra

a community chamber chorus based in Berkeley, is to provide rewarding musical and educational experiences for chorus members and audiences alike within the greater San Francisco Bay Area. We embrace a wide range of vocal repertoire from traditions medieval to modern, including well-known to newly-composed compositions. Our singers come from diverse backgrounds and the East Bay communities at large, and are dedicated to offering the highest caliber of performances at reasonable prices. Our concerts often feature local soloists, instrumentalists and composers.

Hometown: Berkeley, CA


Voena

Voena (Voices of Eve 'N Angels), founded in 1994, has performed for Presidents Clinton and Bush in Washington D.C. and Pope John Paul II at the Vatican in Rome. As goodwill ambassadors, they have toured with their message of celebrating global diversity to China, Mexico, Italy, Greece, and Japan - from the White House, Mondavi Music Festival, Davies Hall to Carnegie Hall. With 100 + voices ranging in age from 6 to 18, VOENA achieves rich and inventive a cappella vocal arrangements by using multiple percussion instruments, dance, and theatrical elements, performing in a splash of color, and embracing our many cultural differences.

Hometown: Benicia, CA


WomenSing

Since 1965 WomenSing has engaged and delighted audiences in the Bay Area and beyond. Their reputation for excellence draws members from the entire San Francisco Bay Area. Singing with a vibrant and beautifully blended sound, WomenSing programs include both the traditional and the unexpected, featuring great landmarks of the treble repertoire, seldom-performed works, new music, commissions from nationally recognized composers, and familiar music from all eras. Performances include rewarding collaborations with major performing groups such as San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus, Jubilate Orchestra, California Shakespeare Theatre, Dimensions Dance Theater of Oakland, Piedmont East Bay Children's Choirs, and Contra Costa Children's Chorus and the finest Bay Area musicians.

Hometown: Orinda, CA


Piedmont Children's Choir

Founded by Suzie Rahl in 1982, the Choir has established itself as a leading force in international choral activities and the commissioning and performance of new music. The Choir's annual concert schedule regularly features over 50 performances, divided among the fifteen various choirs that comprise the organization. The Choir's flagship performance group, Ensemble, tours internationally and competes in festivals and competitions throughout the world, frequently winning top honors and awards at competitions and music festivals in Europe, Asia, and North America.

Hometown: Oakland, CA


Bay Area Classical Harmonies (BACH)

In BACH, we believe the language of music crosses all barriers. By presenting the musical heritage of various cultures along with Western Classical music through a diverse roster of ensembles, we strengthen, enrich and connect the musical communities of the Bay Area and beyond, exposing various audiences to a wide spectrum of musical genres. Seeking to resonate with generations young and old, BACH provides a vibrant, energetic environment for young artists to perform alongside seasoned professionals.

Hometown: Oakland, CA


Alameda Sings!

The Alameda Community Chorus is a unit of Alameda Parks and Recreation. We also participate in civic events and generally try to make Alameda a more harmonious place!

Hometown: Alameda, CA


WAVE - Women’s Antique Vocal Ensemble

The Women's Antique Vocal Ensemble (WAVE) was founded in 1999 and consists of women who are dedicated to promoting and performing music of the medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods. From its inception WAVE's mission has been to perform in as authentic and skilled a manner as possible, while always striving to communicate the heart and soul of this incredibly rich musical heritage. WAVE has performed concerts in the greater San Francisco Bay area as well as public service concerts and outreach programs for those in need such as hospital, senior citizens, AIDS research, the inmates at Santa Rita Jail, and concerts to benefit the restoration of California missions. Members of WAVE give of their talent to support individuals and communities as well as engender an appreciation of early music through their performances.

Hometown: Berkeley, CA


Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choirs

Founded by Suzie Rahl in 1982, the Choir has established itself as a leading force in international choral activities and the commissioning and performance of new music. The Choir's annual concert schedule regularly features over 50 performances, divided among the fifteen various choirs that comprise the organization. The Choir's flagship performance group, Ensemble, tours internationally and competes in festivals and competitions throughout the world, frequently winning top honors and awards at competitions and music festivals in Europe, Asia, and North America. Recent prestigious awards include a first prize for Contemporary Music and second prize for children's choir at the 2010 Kathaumixw Choral Festival in British Columbia; the distinction of being the only choir to win three gold medals at Grand Prix St. Petersburg (Russia) Choral Festival in 2008; and two gold medals at the 2006 Hong Kong International Children's Choral Festival, among others.

Hometown: Oakland, CA


San Francisco Bay Area Chamber Choir

The San Francisco Bay Area Chamber Choir was founded in 1978 and sings under the direction of Anthony Pasqua, who was named the choir's new Music DIrector in May 2011. Since its origin, the choir has been highly acclaimed for its sensitive and exciting performances of extremely varied and demanding literature. The choir continues to specialize in a cappella works of masters of the past and significant modern composers. The group has also performed large-scale works with orchestra and a variety of lighter works including American folk songs and spirituals.

Hometown: San Francisco, CA


Ohlone Chamber Singers

The Mission Peak Chamber Singers (MPCS) is an independent, community-based chamber choir of 35 singers now entering its second season. Prior to becoming independent, the ensemble was known as the Ohlone Chamber Singers and has a 27 year history of excellence that has not only provided superb choral music for the greater Fremont region, but has travelled extensively throughout Europe and Asia. Highlights for the second season are the annual Christmas at the Mission Concert at Old Mission San Jose in Fremont, a masterworks concert, and a tour to Wales and Ireland in July 2015. Michael Morris is the Mission Peak Chamber Singers' Artistic Director and conductor.

Hometown: Fremont, CA


World Harmony Chorus

World Harmony Chorus is an East Bay community chorus that sings a cappella World Music. Our repertoire includes poly-rhythmic African songs; ornamented, hauntingly beautiful Balkan songs, spicy Latin rhythms, and little known traditional songs from diverse cultures. The music is rhythmic, fascinating, and fun to sing.

Hometown: Oakland, CA


Pacific Masterworks Chorus

The Pacific Masterworks Chorus is devoted to high quality choral performance. We embrace a wide variety of repertoire ranging from works of the a cappella tradition through accompanied compositions, including choral masterworks. We seek to perform distinctive choral music that will have value to both our performers and to our audiences. We provide training and education in historical and contemporary choral methods for individual growth and community enrichment.

Hometown: Pleasanton, CA


Pacific Collegium

Training superb young musicians is a core part of our mission. Our after-school program offers students the chance to develop their talents and love of music in a learning environment that instills high personal standards and pride in performing at their best.

Chapel College Men and Boys Ensemble is a virtuosic choir in the English cathedral mode, where students work on a regular basis with some of the best adult choral professionals in the Bay Area. In past seasons, Chapel College boys have joined the Pacific Collegium in performances of Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610 and J.S. Bach's Mass in B Minor.

Hometown: Oakland, CA


Anything Goes! Chorus

The Anything Goes Chorus is a mixed community chorus started in 1980 by jazz vocalist and director Ellen Robinson. The repertoire covers a variety of styles: jazz, popular, show tunes, a cappella, world music and oldies. Annual spring concerts combine both San Francisco and Oakland choruses to create a 50 member chorus with a performance at a major venue in the Bay Area. Their performances create a beautiful, moving and fun program that always has a few surprises with a sprinkling of choreography and props. In addition, the chorus performs at Bay Area assisted living facilities sharing the joy of singing with those who can't get out to hear music.

Hometown: Oakland, CA


Diablo Women's Chorus

he Mission of the Diablo Women's Chorale is to share our joy and love of music with our community and members through study, practice and performance. We strive to be educational, entertaining, inspirational and seek to build fellowship on a foundation of dignity and respect.

Hometown: Walnut Creek, CA


Oakland Symphony Chorus

The Oakland Symphony Chorus enriches our community through high quality musical performances and educational workshops that raise appreciation and understanding of choral music, while providing opportunities for people who love to sing. Established in 1958, the 120-member Oakland Symphony Chorus has been recognized as one of the East Bay's finest choirs and a premier resource for continuing education in the choral arts.

Hometown: Oakland, CA


Bay Area Armenian Choral Ensemble

The Bay Area Armenian Choral Ensemble was founded in 2014 with the goal of studying and performing the Armenian rich choral repertoire. Being of Armenian descent, the choir wants to introduce a new genre of music to the Bay Area's (and beyond!) intelligent and curious audience members.

Experience has proven that short-term gigs don't produce great results. Bringing a few singers together - no matter how good they are - rehearsing for a few short weeks and performing two concerts does not do justice to the music and is not fulfilling. We believe that the singers of a good chamber choir should sing and perform together for a long period time and, virtually, become like family members to be able to produce stellar music.

Hometown: Oakland, CA


Danville Girls Chorus

The Danville Girls Chorus (DGC) is incorporated as a non-profit, independent music education organization. DGC offers a complete program of choral music education through a variety of learning experiences and performance opportunities. Singers are taught the basics of vocal production and learn the fundamentals of musicianship and note-reading. They are exposed to a variety of musical styles ranging from classical and folk tunes to contemporary and pop music.

Hometown: Danville, CA


Blackhawk Chorus

The Blackhawk Chorus, based in Danville, CA, performs great choral music in the Bay Area and around the world. With nearly 140 members, the chorus continues to grow in both quality and artistry with every new season under the direction of Diane Gilfether. The chorus has performed on tour in Austria, the Czech Republic, England, Scotland, Wales, Lincoln Center in New York City, and at the Vatican in Rome. In the summer of 2012, the group revisited the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland, singing in the beautiful cities of Waterford and Cork.

Hometown: Danville, CA


Distaff Singers

The Distaff Singers is an Oakland based community chorus comprised of women from around the Bay Area. The organization was established for the enjoyment and enrichment of its members and to benefit youth music programs in the Bay Area. Our repertoire includes a variety of music styles including classical, folk, contemporary, jazz, pop and traditional songs from cultures around the world. We're committed to performing a high quality sound and have fun entertaining our audiences. To benefit youth music programs, Distaff Singers holds an annual benefit concert. With our concert, we raise funds to help provide music education grants for young people in our communities.

Hometown: Oakland, CA


Harmony Fusion

A fusion of harmony, the ensemble was formed by the consolidation of two smaller choruses, both chapters of Sweet Adelines International. Harmony Bay Chorus, chartered in 1973, had a home in Oakland at the Lake Merritt United Methodist Church. Harmony Crossroads, chartered in 1993, was based at the Pleasanton Community Church in Pleasanton. The two groups once had occasion to sing together and, lo and behold, the blend was instantly intoxicating. We knew that together we had a sound that we wanted to hold onto.

Hometown: Haywood, CA


Voices Lesbian Choral Ensemble

We are an a cappella performing group based in Oakland, California. We promote lesbian visibility and musical excellence through the beauty of our songs. We strive as an organization to reflect the diversity within lesbian communities, and are dedicated to social change that overcomes oppression in all it's forms.

Hometown: Oakland, CA



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