SF Chronicle- “The gentle voices of the choir filled the great room with dramatic swells that touched on the full spectrum of emotion – with moments of high intensity giving way to unbridled jubilation.”
Mozart Coronation Mass and Spring by Marty Stoddard (world premier). Tues., May 21, 7 PM, Odell Johnson Theater, Laney College, Oakland. General Admission $20, $10 Students/Seniors.
Igor Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms and the world premier of The World Is Charged by Preben Antonsen. (December 2019, TBA)
Oakland City Chorus provides opportunity for members of our community to sing a rich mixture of choral masterpieces and world music with no dues or membership fees except enrollment in a 1- unit class at Laney College (Music 125, 128, 146, or 225). Dedicated to promoting choral excellence in the greater Oakland area, OCC is an outgrowth of the Laney College Choir, founded in 2004. Visit the JOIN page for more information.
We perform a wide variety of repertoire including Classical Music, World Music, Spirituals, and New Music. We have sung in Farsi, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Latin, Mandarin, Spanish, Xhosa, and others. Recent concerts have featured major works by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Britten, Fauré, Hensel, Ives, Mendelssohn, Poulenc, Ramirez, Schubert, and Vivaldi and others. Please visit the Concerts page for current information.