Founded in September of 2013, the Oakland Interfaith Community Choir now has over 90 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.
The year, 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: OICC Summer Gospel Concert
- December 2: 31st Annual Holiday Concert
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 (Jan-July or Sept-Dec)
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.
Are you currently accepting new members?
We will accept new members in January 2017.
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-two times per month at Imani Community Church in Oakland. Rehearsals are typically held on Saturdays from 3-5 PM.
January 14, 3-5 PM
February 11, 3-5 PM
March 4, 3-5 PM
April 15, 3-5 PM