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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.

Saringhimig Singers is a group of 30 quality volunteer singers who are dedicated to superior choral performance in all styles performing throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and internationally. Since the group's beginning in 1974, the members have all shown a strong dedication to the group as well as to each other. Having incorporated the rigorous rehearsal and performance schedule into our lives, we are as much a big family as a choral group. The uniqueness and magic of this group is due to its director and founder, Mr. George Hernandez.

Location: For additional information on joining please contact (415) 585-3377

The San Francisco Concert Chorale seeks to create a vibrant community of vocal musicians interested in furthering their musical education. We focus on the rehearsal process, providing world-class musicians to coach and mentor singers to an exacting professional standard. The end of the journey is a celebration of performance that is shared by the external community.

Location: Please call for audition information 415.840.0675

Since 1984 San Francisco Choral Artists has thrilled Bay Area audiences with its perfectly balanced blend of voices, innovative programming, and elegant presentation of both choral classics and vibrant new music by contemporary composers.

Location: About auditions

Established in 1989, the San Francisco Choral Society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the performance of beautiful, inspiring choral music. To date, we have shared our joy and enthusiasm for choral music with more than 60,000 concertgoers.

Location: Auditions will be conducted at Lakeside Presbyterian Church, 201 Eucalyptus at 19th Avenue in San Francisco. Additional auditions following the first three rehearsals of each cycle. Call (415) 566-8425

The world's first mixed lesbian and gay chorus, LGCSF is dedicated to building and enriching the Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender (LGBT) community through song and a love of music. Since LGCSF's first concert 23 years ago at a local middle school, the Chorus has performed around the world, and hundreds of times in San Francisco. The Chorus has provided a forum for San Francisco's gay and lesbian music lovers to develop their talents, find good friends, and share their gifts with San Francisco's diverse communities.

Location: Contact our manager to arrange an audition. or call 415-295-4469

The San Francisco Bay Area Chamber Choir was founded in 1978 by Dr. Harry Carter, then Director of Choral Activities at California State University Hayward, now California State University East Bay. Since its origin, the choir has been highly acclaimed for its sensitive and exciting performances of extremely varied and demanding literature.

Location: Rehearses at Faith Lutheran Church in Castro Valley, CA on Sunday evenings from 6-9 PM.

Founded in 1975, the Coro Hispano de San Francisco is a chorus of the Spanish-speaking communities of the San Francisco Bay Area dedicated to exploring and performing the choral literature of the peoples of Latin America, Spain and Portugal. Ranging from the 12th through the 20th century, this repertory embraces both classical and folk music from all parts of the Hispanic World, as well as ethnic music in Amerindian tongues.

Location: Auditions are available throughout the year. To arrange an audition, please call (415) 864-4681

The San Francisco Lyric Chorus is an auditioned nonprofessional chorus that performs a repertoire representing all periods of choral music, with a special interest in presenting little known, rarely performed works of exceptional merit.

Location: Auditions are by appointment only. Please call Music Director Robert Adams at (415) 721-40771

The mission of the San Francisco City Chorus is to provide rewarding musical and educational experiences for singers and audiences alike in the San Francisco Bay Area. We embrace and perform a full range of music, from early music to contemporary compositions. Our singers, who come from diverse backgrounds and all regions of the San Francisco Bay Area, are dedicated to offering the highest caliber performances for audiences at reasonable prices..

Location: Rehersals Every Wednesday night from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m. at Lakeside Presbyterian Church

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. SDG has been singing since 1975 and been conducted by Allen H Simon since 1991.

Location: Auditions are low-key and done in a group. It is not necessary to prepare a song. Please call 888-SDG-SONG (888-734-7664) for more information.

Push the boundaries of your experience with the professional singers of Volti and conductor Robert Geary. Bold, daring, stimulating music from the shimmering edges of creative thought. Lushly gorgeous performances that traverse the range of human emotion. Join Volti for an exciting journey of discovery, a joyous exploration of what's still out there…

Location: To schedule an audition contact us by calling (415) 771.3352 or contact Robert Geary directly via e-mail:

Formed in 2003, the International Orange Chorale (IOCSF) is an auditioned volunteer based chamber choir devoted to performing both established repertoire of all periods and newly commissioned works of promising composers. We have performed exclusively free concerts at several bay area venues since our founding. Our members represent the strong talents and diversity of the San Francisco Bay Area.

Location: For more information about joining IOCSF, please email us at

Musaic's current members bring to their vocal music decades of combined musical experience in community and professional or semi-professional singing groups.

Location: Musaic is always looking for talented male singers. If you're interested in auditioning please fill out the Audition Form and click Submit.

The San Francisco Chapter of SPEBSQSA is one of the oldest on the West Coast. Chartered in 1945, only the Santa Barbara Chapter is older.

Location: Rehearsal every Wednesday night from 7:15 P.M. to 10:15 P.M. in the basement assembly hall of the Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church

The Golden Gate Men's Chorus is a select group of men representing the ethnic and social diversity of San Francisco, who share a common appreciation of choral music. The GGMC presents spring, summer, and winter programs annually, in addition to guest and community benefit performances throughout the year.

Location: Please contact about auditions

The San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus is dedicated to bringing harmony to the world through choral presentations, by honoring the dignity of its members and supporters, and by serving as cultural ambassadors for San Francisco's gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and allied communities.

Location: Interested singers may sign up for an audition via our online audition registration.

The Slavyanka Male Russian Chorus regularly presents a cappella concerts in the San Francisco Bay Area and California. The repertoire is drawn mostly from Russian sources: Orthodox liturgical, Russian and other slavic folk and composed music. It includes compositions by Mussorgsky, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, and a host of less well-known purveyors of the Slavic soul in song.

Location: For an audition appointment, contact our director, Gregory Smirnov at (650) 365-1363

Colla Voce is a men's ensemble founded in February 2004. Based in San Francisco, Colla Voce provides support, awareness, and outreach to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community through musical performances and by donating 100% of net proceeds from concert ticket sales to other charitable organizations.

Location: Rehearses from 7 PM to 10 PM at the Kanbar Performing Arts Center at 44 Page St. in San Francisco.

Sound Wave Chorus is a women's chorus committed to advancing the musical art form of barbershop harmony through education and performances.

Location: Rehearsals on Thursday nights at 7:00 pm at St. Anne’s Auditorium, 850 Judah Street, between 14th Ave & Funston.

Musae offers a new experience of women’s voices by combining musical artistry with an innovative and generous approach to performance. Music is an essential part of our lives. Our commitment to excellence and collaborative learning challenges us to push artistic boundaries each season. We believe that Musae’s heartfelt and adventurous music-making inspires audiences and builds community.

Location: Audition Information

Grammy Award-winning boys chorus offering first rate performance experience and musical training to boys in the San Francisco Bay Area for sixty years.

Location: Rehersals Every Wednesday night from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m. at Lakeside Presbyterian Church

The Golden Gate Boys Choir & Bellringers is a musical organization for boys, providing them with an outstanding opportunity to develop their talent and general musical appreciation skills through a graduated, thorough course of musical study. The GGBC teaches a wide repertoire, vocal skills, and knowledge of music theory and uses these skills in performances locally, nationally, and internationally. Members learn teamwork, independence, leadership, cultural appreciation. They also gain self-esteem, learn how to set priorities, make responsible decisions, relate to their peers, and to present themselves in public with grace and dignity.

Location: Please contact regarding auditions (510) 887-4311

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