JOIN AFTERGLOW CHORUS
AfterGlow Chorus is always looking for talented, experienced singers interested in performing in a premier, chamber choir. AfterGlow has already impressed audiences with its high level of excellence and musicianship.
Many of the choir's singers have studied music in college, while others have significant singing experience via college a cappella groups. Some of the singers are active, professional musicians who wish to sing in a volunteer choir to pursue their musical passion. Other vocalists include music teachers, college & graduate school students, lawyers, medical professionals, tech engineers, scientists, as well as many others. All are committed to a high standard of musical excellence while also having fun in the process.
Our singers are drawn not only from Oakland, but throughout the East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area. Most of our singers live or work in and around Oakland (e.g., Alameda, San Leandro, Castro Valley, Richmond, Berkeley, Hayward, Emeryville, Orinda Lafayette, Walnut Creek, and San Francisco).
Unlike most other choirs, AfterGlow rehearses in intensive, 4-week periods right before each concert. Prior to the first rehearsal, singers learn, study, and practice their parts on their own.
Rehearsals are very fast-paced due to the compressed schedule and high-caliber of singers. Rehearsals are held at First Presbyterian Church of Oakland in the popular Uptown neighborhood in Oakland. The rehearsal location is very easily accessible by mass transit (e.g., BART). Many singers also carpool with each other. Free parking is also readily available.
We are currently scheduling auditions for our Spring 2023 concerts. Rehearsals are on Tuesdays and Thursdays evenings from 7 pm - 9:30 pm beginning on April 4, 2023 for a 4-week period. The concerts are on April 30 & May 7, 2023 in Oakland.
The Spring Concert program is called, "Crazy Love: Agony & Ecstasy."
Here are just some of the intense, emotional pieces that we will be performing:
"Hurt" by Eric Whitacre (a fantastic, powerful arrangement of the classic Nine Inch Nails song)
"Madness" by Muse
"O Perfect Love" by Steven Murphy
"Make Me Feel" by Janelle Monáe
"Creep" by Radiohead
"The Lover's Ghost" by Ralph Vaughan Williams
"Amor de Mi Alma" by Z. Randall Stroope
"Still in Love" by Thirdstory
The audition itself is simple and straightforward. You will be asked to sing any a cappella song of your choosing that you have prepared. There will also be some vocalizing and sight singing.
Unlike many other choirs, there are no fees or tuition to sing in the chorus.