Audition Information
Audition Information


We're auditioning new singers for 32nd season

The Symphony Silicon Valley Chorale, directed by Elena Sharkova, has become known in the Bay Area and beyond for its eclectic mix of concert programs: from choral-orchestral masterworks to contemporary, jazz, and folk-inspired compositions. As the chorus-in-residence for Symphony Silicon Valley, Chorale performs regularly with world-renowned vocal and instrumental soloists and conductors on stage in the historic California Theater in San Jose.

Symphony Silicon Valley Chorale and Music Director Elena Sharkova are thrilled to announce the 2017 - 2018 concert season. Led by assistant conductor Michael DiGiacinto, the season begins with a collaboration with Maestro Qing Yu Chuanji and his esteemed A Sharp Choir for a world premiere. The magical world of Harry Potter returns to the bay area as the chorale joins Symphony Silicon Valley in The Prisoner of Azkaban. In December, the Chorale, along with members of Symphony Silicon Valley, rings in the season with its 12th annual family favorite — Carols in the California. This festive holiday concert will feature Rutter’s Gloria, Gabrieli’s Hodie Christus Natus est, Praetorius’s In Dulci Jubilo along with audience sing-alongs and carols. Elena Sharkova returns to prepare the Chorale in the final concert of the season, Haydn’s masterwork The Creation, conducted by Grammy winning conductor John Nelson.

Come join us and sing glorious music with our professional symphony! Auditions for SSV Chorale will be held on August 22, 2017. Weekly rehearsals are held on Tuesdays, 7-9:45 pm, at Campbell Seventh Day Adventist Church, 600 W Campbell Ave., Campbell(Map ), and auditions can be scheduled before rehearsal.  Our season begins on August 22, 2017.


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