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Christopher Verdugo

Chris Verdugo’s first introduction to the gay choral movement was at the early age of 18 when he joined the Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida. Three years later, he became Artistic Director of Paragon Productions, choreographing, directing and producing theatrical productions for cruise lines...

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Ko Cha' Ta "Seth" Young

Seth Young is the Executive Director of the Augusta Heritage Center, where he focuses on addressing the challenges facing Appalachia today through the transformative power of the traditional arts. His graduate research focuses on the impact of a mother's singing voice on brain myelination and...

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The GRAMMY® Award-winning vocal ensemble Chanticleer has been hailed as “the world’s reigning male chorus” by The New Yorker, and is known around the world as “an orchestra of voices” for its wide-ranging repertoire and...

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International Orange Chorale of San Francisco

Named after the color of the Golden Gate Bridge, the International Orange Chorale of San Francisco is an auditioned all-volunteer chamber choir devoted to the performance of 20th and 21st century music, including newly commissioned works by promising composers. Led by Artistic Director Zane...

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Kitka is a women’s vocal arts ensemble inspired by traditional songs and vocal techniques from Eastern Europe and Eurasia. Kitka’s commitment to presenting traditional song as a living and evolving expressive art form has led to adventurous collaborations with some of the world’s most exciting...

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Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir

Founded in 1986, the mission of the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir is to inspire joy and unity among all people through Black gospel and spiritual music traditions. The Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir weaves together more than 300 singers across multiple choirs from a wide range of...

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Peninsula Women's Chorus

Since 1966, the Peninsula Women's Chorus (PWC) has become synonymous with artistic excellence in choral music. Known for its adventuresome programming and recognized as one of the leading women's choruses in the U.S. and beyond, the PWC is dedicated to commissioning new works, discovering rarely...

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Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choir

The internationally acclaimed Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choir (PEBCC) has championed youth voices and diverse musicians as a thriving part of the San Francisco East Bay music scene since its founding by Suzie Rahl and Artistic Director Emeritus Robert Geary in 1982. Under the direction of...

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Ragazzi Boys Chorus, Silicon Valley

Ragazzi Boys Chorus is one of the San Francisco Bay Area’s premier music and performance organizations for boys. Currently serving more than 200 boys from over 100 schools in more than 30 communities, Ragazzi is the largest boys chorus in...

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San Francisco Choral Artists

Winner of the 2020 American Prize in choral performance, San Francisco Choral Artists (SFCA) are a Bay Area chamber choir with a mission to foster new choral music and to present eclectic, imaginative programs in performances of uncompromisingly high quality. Our repertoire spans 600 years, and...

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San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus

Founded in 1978, SFGMC sparked a nationwide LGBTQ choral movement after its first public performance at a vigil on the steps of City Hall following the assassinations of Supervisor Harvey Milk and Mayor George Moscone. Since then, SFGMC has been embedded in the fabric of San Francisco. It has...

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San Francisco Girls Chorus

Stunning range, flexibility, drama, and power are among the hallmarks of the 44-year-old San Francisco Girls Chorus’s Premier Ensemble, recognized as one of the world’s leading youth vocal ensembles. Led by Artistic Director Valérie Sainte-Agathe, the Premier Ensemble has achieved an...

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The Choral Project

The Choral Project, founded in 1996 by Artistic Director Daniel Hughes, is a group of multi-talented singers that has earned an outstanding reputation for performing high-level choral literature and bridging the gap between text and music, and singer and spectator. The ensemble has performed ...

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Volti, founded in 1979, is dedicated to new vocal music composed by a highly diverse group of mostly American composers. Each season includes multiple newly commissioned works. 

Hailed by San Francisco Classical Voice as “undoubtedly the finest collection of new music singers we have,”...

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