What we're about

Come sing with East Bay Harmony, an Oakland-based a cappella chorus established in 1999. We rehearse weekly and exist to promote the fun of singing together and building community through music making. The chorus is made up of around 80 men and women, from age 18 to 90!

We're open to new members starting in June, for our casual summer sessions. The official singing season begins in September. Come check us out--September is free! At the end of the month we close rehearsals until the following June after our annual Friends & Family Concerts.

THE BASIC INFO - No audition required - all adults welcome! - No music reading skill required! - Super fun, friendly community, low-pressure environment - Eclectic, all a cappella repertoire - We provide easy-to use online tools for helping you learn your part quickly and accurately -

Periodic performances in the community throughout the year in addition to our big Friends & Family concerts in the Spring - Weekly post-chorus small group harmony singing sessions.

WHAT WE SING Our repertoire has included jazz, pop, blues, rock, R&B, folk, and spirituals, and is chosen democratically each year by the chorus membership. Here’s what we're singing for 2018/19: "Baba Yetu" (Christopher Tin); "Because" (The Beatles); "Dancing Queen" (Abba); "Down in the River to Pray" (Traditional); "Georgia on My Mind" (Hoagy Carmichael & Stuart Gorrell); "Hymn of Axciom," (Vienna Teng); "Soul Bossa Nova" (Qunicy Jones); "Superstition" (Stevie Wonder)

REHEARSAL INFO

WHEN: Monday nights from 7:00pm to 9:00pm

WHERE: St. Paul's Episcopal School, 116 Montecito Ave., Oakland (across from Lake Merritt) We're not affiliated with the church; we just rent space there.

DUES: Your first month is free! After that we charge $35/month dues. The dues go toward paying our director, rehearsal pianist, renting our space and purchasing things like risers, sound systems, etc.

FOR MORE INFORMATION - Check out our website: http://www.eastbayharmony.org

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Sing!

St. Paul's Episcopal School

$5.00

East Bay Harmony A Capella Chorus is back for our Summer Sessions! This week we're offering a special Summer Session Workshop on singing and celebrating a cappella rounds, led by former EBH member (and force of nature) Ruth Anne Grove. Best part? No parts! Everyone learns the same song and the magic begins with the timing. If you've been waiting to check out the chorus, this is a great time to meet everyone and try us out. This is a drop in schedule, you don't need to commit to the whole summer. We ask $5 for each Summer rehearsal you attend to pay for our Director's time and space rental. During our main season (September-May) the chorus numbers around 80 members. During the summer it's a bit smaller. (You might not see many RSVP's on MeetUp because most attendees are established chorus members.) The Summer schedule will be (roughly) 3 Mondays per month: June 17th, June 24th, July 1st July 15th, July 22nd, July 29th August 12th, August 19th, August 26th We will resume regular rehearsals and start learning new songs for the 2019/20 season on September 9th. THE BASIC INFO - No audition required - all adults welcome! - No music reading skill required! - Super fun, friendly community, low-pressure environment - Eclectic, all a cappella repertoire - We provide easy-to use online tools for helping you learn your part quickly and accurately. REHEARSAL INFO WHEN: Monday nights from 7:00pm to 9:00pm WHERE: St. Paul's Episcopal School, 116 Montecito Ave., Oakland. We're not affiliated with the church; we just rent space there. Go to the modern glass doors next to the church. Look for the white East Bay Harmony doorbell and we'll buzz you in. Hope to see you come check us out! Allison

Sing!

St. Paul's Episcopal School

$5.00

East Bay Harmony A Capella Chorus is back for our Summer Sessions! We've just concluded our 2018/19 season and we're back for our informal summer rehearsals. If you've been waiting to check out the chorus, this is a great time to meet everyone and try us out. This is a drop in schedule, you don't need to commit to the whole summer. We ask $5 for each Summer rehearsal you attend to pay for our Director's time and space rental. For the Summer, we'll be doing a combination of singing easy a cappella arrangements, skills building, ice-breakers and an occasional workshop led by a special guest. It will be musical and fun! (Plus snacks!) During our main season (September-May) the chorus numbers around 80 members. During the summer it's a bit smaller. (You might not see many RSVP's on MeetUp because most attendees are established chorus members.) The Summer schedule will be (roughly) 3 Mondays per month: June 17th, June 24th, July 1st July 15th, July 22nd, July 29th August 12th, August 19th, August 26th We will resume regular rehearsals and start learning new songs for the 2019/20 season on September 9th. THE BASIC INFO - No audition required - all adults welcome! - No music reading skill required! - Super fun, friendly community, low-pressure environment - Eclectic, all a cappella repertoire - We provide easy-to use online tools for helping you learn your part quickly and accurately. REHEARSAL INFO WHEN: Monday nights from 7:00pm to 9:00pm WHERE: St. Paul's Episcopal School, 116 Montecito Ave., Oakland. We're not affiliated with the church; we just rent space there. Go to the modern glass doors next to the church. Look for the white East Bay Harmony doorbell and we'll buzz you in. Hope to see you come check us out! Allison

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St. Paul's Episcopal School

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