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.
Each singing season begins in September and new members are welcome through Monday, October 1st. Come check us out--September is free. In October we close rehearsals until June after our annual Friends and Family Concert. (But if you are a Bass or Baritone and feel like you can learn music fairly easily, please feel free to contact us as we are always a little short of deep voices.)
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 and Family concert 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 for membership dues that help us exist, The dues go toward paying our director, renting rehearsal and performance space and purchasing things like risers, sound systems, etc.
FOR MORE INFORMATION - Check out our website: http://www.eastbayharmony.org