Who are the singers in the Chorus?

We are computer professionals, homemakers, teachers, sales representatives, doctors, students, artists, retirees, and consultants. We live in Oakland, San Francisco, Santa Rosa, Menlo Park, San Leandro, Castro Valley, Livermore, and Marin. And we all love to sing! The Chorus ranks include an array of experience levels, and with designated section leaders and vocal coaching available, the Oakland Symphony Chorus is a great place to develop your voice.


  • Perform at the Paramount Theatre with the Oakland Symphony Orchestra
  • Learn great choral masterworks and new commissions
  • Join a diverse, welcoming community
  • Develop your singing voice
  • Meet new friends

The Cost

For the 2023-2024 season Oakland Symphony Chorus dues are $400.

The Audition

We are not currently holding formal auditions. If you wish to join the chorus, please attend one of our open rehearsal. At the end of open rehearsal our Chorus Director, Ash Walker, will hold listening session for new signers wishing to join. For more please visit our open rehearsal page and fill out the open rehearsal form. We’d love to hear from you!


Wednesdays, 7:30 pm to 10 pm

Dress Rehearsals: Information about dress rehearsals, fall and spring Chorus retreats, and other required Chorus activities are provided in the Chorus calendar at the beginning of each season.

Rehearsals are held at

Finnish Hall
1970 Chestnut Street
Berkeley, California 94702