JOIN AFTERGLOW CHORUS
Auditions Now Being Held
AfterGlow Chorus is always looking out for talented, experienced singers interested in performing in a high-quality, chamber choir. AfterGlow has already impressed audiences with its high level of excellence and musicianship.
Some of the choir's singers are active, professional musicians who wish to sing in a volunteer choir to pursue their musical passion. Other vocalists of the chorus include college students, graduate school students, music teachers, church musicians, lawyers, tech engineers, scientists, as well as many others. All are enthusiastic in the pursuit of making fun, joyful music together through the unique pleasure that only comes with singing in harmony.
Our singers are drawn not only from Oakland but throughout the East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area. Many live or work in and around Oakland (e.g., Alameda, San Leandro, Castro Valley, Hayward, Emeryville, Lafayette, Walnut Creek, Richmond, Berkeley, and San Francisco).
Our singers come from a variety of backgrounds and ages. Many of our singers have studied music in college, while others have significant singing experience via school or community choirs. All are committed to a high standard of musical excellence while also having fun in the process. If you are an experienced singer looking for a high-quality choir, why not get in touch?
Unlike most other choruses, AfterGlow rehearses in intensive, 3 or 4 week sprints right before each concert. Prior to the first rehearsal, singers learn, study, and practice their music on their own.
Rehearsals are very fast-paced due to the compressed schedule and high-caliber of singers. Rehearsals are held at Pacfic Boychoir Academy in Oakland in the popular Piedmont Avenue Shopping District area. The rehearsal location is accessible by mass transit. Many singers also carpool with each other. Free parking is also readily available.
Auditions are currently being scheduled for our next concert on March 22, 2020 called "Love and All That."
The diverse and fun concert program includes a wide range of composers and artists, including Maurice Duruflé, Moses Hogan, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Z. Randall Stroope, The Jackson 5, Adele, Justin Bieber, Sam Smith, and Stevie Wonder. Here is a YouTube playlist of the program.
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.
Please click the button below to schedule an audition.