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)
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.