Join Bay Choral Guild for our 34th Season!
Our 2012/2013 Season Programs:
Dec 7, 8, 9: Christmas Majesty
Benjamin Britten's Ceremony of Carols, contemporary Advent music from
Poland and classic Christmas favorites. Harp accompaniment.
March 15, 16, 17: Pilgrimage
In celebration of the 400th anniversary of Tomas Luis de Victoria's death
and the pilgrimage trail to Santiago de Compostela, we present Gabriel
Jackson's "To the Field of Stars", accompanied by cello and percussion.
June 7, 8, 9: Our American Heritage
A survey of American choral music from its beginnings to the 21st
century, featuring works by Copland, Barber, Thompson and Bernstein. We'll
finish the concert, and our season, with Broadway arrangements, jazz and
popular favorites. Piano accompaniment.
We rehearse Monday nights, 7:30 pm, at First Methodist Church, corner of
Hamilton and Webster, Palo Alto. Our concerts are in Campbell, San
Francisco and Palo Alto.
There are openings for all voices. Auditions are held by appointment. You
will be asked to sing a prepared piece of any style that shows your vocal
ability and musicality (a classical selection is preferred), and also do
some vocalizing and sight-reading. The audition lasts 10-12 minutes. An
accompanist will be provided.
Date: Monday, Sept 10, 6:30-8:00 pm
First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto
Corner of Hamilton and Webster
Palo Alto, CA 94301
To schedule an audition,
About the Bay Choral Guild:
Bay Choral Guild, under the direction of Sanford Dole, is a 40-voice
auditioned chorus based in Palo Alto with singers from around the Bay Area.
It has built a reputation over the years for high-quality performances and
innovative programming of demanding repertoire from all periods. The Guild
performs classical vocal repertoire, from Renaissance and Baroque works to
contemporary. Programs feature local composers and new works on a regular
Additional information about Bay Choral Guild is available at
You can find audition information on the Bay Choral Guild website,