Founded in September of 2013, the Oakland Interfaith Community Choir now has over 100 members. OICC was started to fill a need in the community for a low-commitment, high-energy group that follows the same mission as its parent choir: to inspire joy and unity among all people through black gospel and spiritual music.
In 2016, OICC went on their first out-of-town tour to Eureka, CA, where they performed with the Arcata Interfaith Gospel Choir. They also hosted the first-ever Oakland Interfaith Concert for Peace and sang at the inaugural SF SingFest, presented by the Chromatic Community Music Center.
- April 29: Spring Musical at the International Interfaith Gospel Music Conference, hosted by OIGC
- July 22: OICC Summer Gospel Concert
- November 4: SF SingFest
- December 2: 32nd Annual Holiday Concert at the Paramount Theatre
What does it cost?
There is a monthly administration fee of $20 to be in OICC. We ask that you commit to the full season (January–July or September–December).
What else should I know?
The choir rarely reads music; most songs are taught by ear. Bring a recording device or your phone to record the songs. Also bring a notepad to write down lyrics. Some singers also bring water to drink during rehearsals.
Are you currently accepting new members?
We are accepting new members for the 2018 spring season beginning in January.
Do I have to audition?
Nope—OICC is a non-auditioned choir. Just show up and make a joyful noise!
How often does OICC rehearse?
OICC rehearses one or two times per month at Imani Community Church in Oakland. Rehearsals are typically held on Saturdays from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
January 14, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m
February 11, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m
March 11, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m
March 30, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
April 15, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m
May 20, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m
June 10, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m
July 6, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m
July 15, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m
July 20, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m
September 16, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m
October 21, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m
November 18, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m
November 30, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m