We would love to have you join the Diablo Women's Chorale!
We hope you will audition to become a member. See audition information below.
Full rehearsals are:
Mondays from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 3051 Putnam Blvd, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
DWC, formed in 1942, is a lively and cohesive group of singers from around the East Bay committed to sharing our joy and love of music with our community and members through study, practice and performance.
Repertoire and Concerts:
The Chorale sings a range of music in two-, three-, and four-part harmony, with an emphasis on modern American music. Songs are sung a cappella, with piano, and also with a rhythm section or small jazz ensemble. Opportunities for solos and small group ensembles are often available for more experienced singers. We perform at least two main concerts per year in December and May. We also occasionally perform for various community organizations.
You may attend two rehearsals before committing to join us. Full rehearsals are from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Mondays at St. Mark's Lutheran Church - 3051 Putnam Blvd, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523. Plan to arrive 15 minutes before the start of rehearsal. Sectional rehearsals are held occasionally on other days as arranged by section leaders.
Simple, short auditions are required to enroll. To schedule an audition January (for the Spring season) or August (for the Fall season), contact Membership Chair Nancy Hickman by email or call (925) 899-5050. Be prepared to sing a short song of your choice.
The season dues of $225 include rehearsals, concerts, sheet music and voice part practice recordings. They are non-refundable. Specified concert attire is required, and each member must sell concert tickets amounting to the price of 3 general admission tickets per season.
While not professionals, our members are enthusiastic musicians with a great love of music, a devotion to the group, and an enjoyment of the process of learning together. Before you decide to join, please determine that you will be able to commit to rehearsal and concert attendance and several hours per week of independent practice. Some sight reading ability is preferred, but not required. Voice part recordings are provided to facilitate learning the music, and all of the program will be sung “off book.” Members contribute by volunteering to serve on at least one committee per season. Members are also expected to participate in fundraising activities for the chorale.
Questions about the group may be directed to Membership Chair Nancy Hickman by email or call (925) 899-5050.
We sincerely hope you enjoy this lively group of community singers and decide to join us!