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Bay Choral Guild Auditions

Experienced singers are cordially invited to audition with the Bay Choral Guild. There are openings for all voices. Bay Choral Guild holds auditions for new members in September, January, and March. Auditions are by appointment only.

In your audition you will be asked to sing a prepared piece of any style that shows your vocal ability and musicality; classical selections are preferred. You will also be asked to do some vocalizing and sight-reading. The audition lasts 10-12 minutes. An accompanist will be provided.

  • Contact us by email at auditions@baychoralguild.org or by phone at 650-493-6012 for more information and to schedule an appointment. We will want to know:
    • Name
    • Address
    • Phone
    • Email
    • Voice part and previous choral/musical experience
    • How you heard about us
  • Schedule an audition time
  • Attend audition
  • Results will be communicated at time of audition or via email in the days following your appointment
  • We will send applicable registration forms and documents
  • Dues: $125 per quarter
  • Music: $30 or less per quarter
  • Uniform tunic for women: $40 (men wear tuxedo purchased on their own)

Scholarships available. Application and screening required. Special scholarships offered to high school and collegiate singers accepted into the Guild (audition required).

BCG rehearses on Monday evenings, 7:30-10:00 pm at First United Methodist Church, corner of Hamilton and Webster, Palo Alto. There is also one Saturday daytime (9:30–3:30) workshop per quarter. Please consult our rehearsal and performance calendar PDF to see what is expected of you.