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 performance opportunities for people who love to sing. Established in 1958, Oakland Symphony Chorus is one of the East Bay’s finest choirs, and a premier resource for continuing education in the choral arts. In June 2015, the chorus traveled to Budapest, Györ, Vienna, and Prague for its first international tour. The Chorus performs regularly with its partners, Oakland Symphony and Oakland Symphony Youth Orchestra, as well as with a variety of other Bay Area orchestras. In June 2018, the Chorus toured Italy and gave concerts in Rome, Pisa, and San Marco Cathedral in Venice. In April 2019, the Chorus premiered a new choral orchestral work, Mass for Freedom, written by Bay Area composer Michael Roberts. This commissioned work used Spirituals (which became Freedom songs in the 1960’s) as the source material.