Welcome to The Calling All Choir!
The Calling All Choir, headed by renowned composer and musician, Mark Growden, is a unique and inclusive community choral group, based here in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Presenting a vast range of compositions from around the world — traditional, jazz, classical, experimental — the Calling All Choir brings music to underserved communities and performs benefits, surprise street concerts, and out-of-town events.
The Chromatic Community Music Center and the Calling All Choir are excited to host the SF SingFest, a festival celebrating community music making! It will feature a concert with four non-audition choruses from the Bay Area and beyond, totaling more than 200 voices.
Featuring The Calling All Choir – directed by Mark Growden; The Oakland Interfaith Community Choir – directed by Terrance Kelly (a project of the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir); Mothersong Chorus – directed by Noe Venable; and Emandal Chorale from Willits, CA – directed by Don Willis.
Music will be wide-ranging, beautiful and fun; the acoustics at the Mission Dolores Basilica are glorious!
We welcome singers of all levels, whether you’re a seasoned professional or a shower diva. No audition or previous experience necessary—simply bring your enthusiasm and desire to participate.
Registration for the Calling All Choir Spring 2017 season will begin in January. Rehearsals will start in February 2017, with the first two weeks as open houses, so potential new members can drop in and check out the choir. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Come sing with us!
“Mark embodies whatever feeling we put out and lets us know that he is high on us, and then let’s us get high off him.”
“The Choir has brought this shower singer out of the closet (or shower). Who needs team sports when you have a group of people who play and sing beautifully together under the guidance of gifted teacher and composer, Mark Growden.”
“I feel lucky to have an opportunity to sing with such an amazing group of singers. From the first night, Mark’s arrangements and the richness of sound that came together was just awesome. Thanks for calling me to the Calling All Choir!”
“Choir has turned out to be so much better than my wildest expectations. The bar is high but the supports, resources, and music education that the director Mark Growden and his team supply, ensure that anyone willing to sing, can–even someone with a thin voice and hearing aids like myself. If you want to sing, check it out”
“I was the complete newbie who was affected enough by last year’s finale to take a chance and go to Song Camp. The Choir experience has exceeded my expectations! I’m an extreme novice beginner, who with an enthusiastic gifted director and community spirit, has begun to discover one’s voice enough to perform in this season’s finale!”
“What a fantastic performance. A bright & unbridled night!”
“I am so glad I was there to witness such a beautiful event! The feelings I had while listening were so heart-centered.”
“In the Spring Finales, when Mark gave us the signal to give it all… I was down in the front row so I heard and felt everyone do just that – give their all. Wow. I felt like the Grinch who Stole Christmas where my heart suddenly grew.”