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San Francisco Boys Chorus

San Francisco Boys Chorus

Professional level Boys Choir based in San Vrancisco

The Grammy award winning San Francisco Boys Chorus (SFBC) was founded by Gaetano Merola and Madi Bacon in 1948 to provide trained boy singers for the San Francisco Opera, and is today led by Artistic Director, Ian Robertson.

Maestro Robertson, who also serves as Chorus Director for the San Francisco Opera, has since 1996 built SFBC to over 220 singers from 50 Bay Area cities and more than 120 schools at campuses in San Francisco, Oakland, and San Rafael in California.

The SFBC recently performed at the inauguration of President Barack Obama in Washington, D.C., and has performed for His Majesty King Gustav of Sweden; HRH Queen Elizabeth II of England; HRH Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall; Mikhail Gorbachev, President of the former Soviet Union; the late Pope John Paul II; General Colin Powell; Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi; Senator Dianne Feinstein; Senator Barbara Boxer; Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger; and San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom.\

Directed by Ian Robertson.

Audition Policy - Auditions are held in September, January and April. Auditions are informal and last ten minutes. Boys are asked to sing a song of their choice, clap in time to rhythm, and match a pitch played on the piano. Boys are invited to join the Chorus on a three-month probationary period.

Rehearsal Information - Rehersals Every Wednesday night from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m. at Lakeside Presbyterian Church

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