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.”
Laney College’s 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 225A-D). Dedicated to promoting choral excellence in the greater Oakland area, OCC is an outgrowth of the Laney College Choir, founded in 2004.
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 many languages. Recent concerts have featured major works by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Britten, Fauré, Handel, Ives, Fanny and Felix Mendelssohn, Mozart, Oliveras, Poulenc, Ramirez, Schubert, Stravinsky, Vivaldi, and others.
Oakland City Chorus is also a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to promote choral excellence in the greater East Bay Area.
Practice Recordings Available in CANVAS
Fall 2021 CLASS CODES:
TUESDAY 6PM: 41458, 41459, 41579, 43201, 43202, 43203
*Do NOT sign up for Music 25 or 26 if you are joining the Oakland City Chorus.