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. Matthew Lutheran Church (Choir room, north entrance), 399 Wiget Lane, Walnut Creek, California
During the California Shelter-in-Place restrictions, our weekly rehearsals will be conducted via Zoom.
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. During the California Shelter-in-Place restrictions, we are not performing public concerts. We are, however, working with audio and video technology to create digital performances.
You may attend two rehearsals before committing to join us. Full rehearsals are from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Mondays in the music room at Saint Matthew Lutheran Church, 399 Wiget Lane, Walnut Creek, California. Plan to arrive 15 minutes before the start of rehearsal. Sectional rehearsals are held occasionally on other days as arranged by section leaders. During the California Shelter-in-Place restrictions, our weekly rehearsals will be conducted via Zoom.
Simple, short auditions are required to enroll. To schedule an audition January (for the Spring season) or August (for the Fall season), contact Membership Support Nancy Hickman by email or call (925) 899-5050. Be prepared to sing a short song of your choice.
During the California Shelter-in-Place restrictions, private auditions will be conducted by our Music Director, Stevie Greenwell, via Zoom.
The season dues of $225 include rehearsals, concerts, sheet music and voice part practice recordings. They are non-refundable. Concert attire is decided by a vote of the membership, and each member must sell a minimum of 3 general admission concert 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 severl 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 most or all of the program will be sung “off book.” Members contribute by volunteering to serve on at least one committee per season.
Questions about the group may be directed to Membership Support 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!