Audition Information
Audition Information


We're looking for talented new singers

Sing glorious music with our professional symphony in San Jose's beautiful California Theatre!

Symphony Silicon Valley Chorale and Music Director Elena Sharkova are thrilled to announce the 2016-2017 concert programs. In December 2016, the Chorale, along with members of Symphony Silicon Valley, ring in the season with its 11th annual family favorite — Carols in the California. This festive holiday concert has become a San Jose tradition and we are sure you’ll enjoy the sing-alongs and good tidings that has made this a can’t-miss part of the holiday season. Maestro Constantine Kitsopoulos, musical director of the esteemed Queens Symphony Orchestra in New York, leads Symphony Silicon Valley and Chorale in Mozart’s sublime Requiem. The ladies of Chorale create magic with the symphony in a live performance of Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone. The season finishes with Chorale’s 30th anniversary celebration in a program dedicated to the passionate and exciting traditions of Argentine music and dance. Argentina’s vibrant Maestro Carlos Vieu leads the symphony and chorus in Luis Bacalov’s Misa Tango.

BONUS! Interested chorale members have an opportunity to perform Vaugh William’s passionate Dona Nobis Pacem in Carnegie Hall in New York!

Auditions for SSV Chorale will be held through the summer by appointment, and at 7 pm August 30th and September 6th at our normal rehearsal venue. During our performance season, weekly rehearsals are held on Tuesdays, 7-9:45 PM at Campbell Seventh Day Adventist Church, 600 West Campbell Ave, Campbell (Map ), and auditions can be scheduled before rehearsal.  Our season begins on September 6, 2016.


Please fill out the audition request form here so that we can contact you to schedule an audition.

At the audition, interested singers should be prepared to sing a solo piece (aria or art song that demonstrates your capabilities, accompanist will be provided), demonstrate vocal range and training, sight-singing skill (be prepared for a 16 measure tonal sight reading test and 7 short tonal memory tests), foreign-language skills and excellent musicianship.

Once accepted, members should be willing and available to commit to the rehearsal schedule and concert engagements. Members are also responsible for an annual member fee and their own concert attire.

We have open rehearsals. Chorale welcomes prospective singers, members of the community and press  to attend a general rehearsal for a glimpse of the dynamics and intensity of our concert preparations. For directions and updates on our rehearsal venue, please contact

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P.O. Box 790, San Jose, CA 95106-0790
325 South First Street, San Jose, CA 95113
Phone or Fax: (408) 286-2600

Supported, in part, by a Cultural Affairs grant from the City of San José