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

Chorus dues are $400 yearly, which covers participation in all rehearsals and performances! Additional fees for chorus attire and sheet music may apply as well, but these vary from year to year. Financial assistance and monthly payment plans are available.

The Audition

Bring the music for a song that you know well including piano accompaniment

We are currently scheduling appointments for the 2022-2023 Season. Fill in the form linked below if you are interested in auditioning, or try us out at an open rehearsal on August 31 and September 7 before auditioning. Call (510) 444-0801 or email chorus@oaklandsymphony.org to set up an audition or to get more information about joining. We’d love to hear from you!

Chorus Sign-Up form


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