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Rehearsal & Concert Fall 2023


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 Fall 2023 program called "Stand Up: Support Ukraine & Fight Antisemitism." In this concert program, we hope to bring awareness to historical and cultural themes impacting Jewish and Ukrainian peoples. We are fortunate to have singers in AfterGlow Chorus from both of these communities.

We will be singing music with both Ukrainian and Jewish roots, including selections from classical, jazz, pop, and Broadway genres, including:

  • "Oi u luzi chervona kalyna" (traditional Ukrainian folk song)

  • "Bless the Lord, O My Soul" by Kyrylo Stetsenko

  • "A Quiet Night - Tyhoyi Nochi" by  Natalia Tsupryk (Bay Area Premier)

  • “1944” by Jamala (Eurovision Song winner)

  • "Even When He Is Silent" by Kim Andre Arnesen

  • "Eli, Eli" written by Hannah Szenes in 1942 and set to music by David Zehavi in 1945 (original AfterGlow arrangement)

  • "For All We Know" by J. Fred Coots

  • "Lullabye" by Billy Joel

  • “Glitter in the Air” by Pink

  • "Sunday" by Stephen Sondheim

Here is a YouTube Playlist of the songs we will be singing:

We are honored to be performing one of these special concerts at the wonderful Temple Beth Abraham in Oakland.

Here is the accelerated rehearsal schedule (ALL DATES ARE MANDATORY):

  • Tuesday 9/26 from 7 pm - 9:30 pm

  • Thursday 9/28 from 7 pm - 9:30 pm

  • Tuesday 10/3 from 7 pm - 9:30 pm

  • Thursday 10/5 from 7 pm - 9:30 pm

  • Tuesday 10/10 from 7 pm - 9:30 pm

  • Thursday 10/12 from 7 pm - 9:30 pm

  • Tuesday 10/17 from 7 pm - 9:30 pm

  • Thursday 10/19 from 7 pm - 9:30 pm

  • Saturday 10/21 from 1 pm - 4 pm (DRESS REHEARSAL)

  • Sunday, 10/22: Concert #1 (Call Time 1:30 pm for 4 pm concert @ First Presbyterian Church of Oakland)

  • Thursday, 11/2 (REFRESH REHEARSAL) from 7 pm - 9:30 pm

  • Sunday, 11/5: Concert #2 (Call Time 12:30 pm for 3 pm concert @ Temple Beth Abraham of Oakland)

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