Founded in September of 2013, the Oakland Interfaith Community Choir now has over 120 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.
This year, OICC sold out their annual Summer Gospel Concert at the First Congregational Church in Oakland and performed at the 2nd Annual SF SingFest, presented by the Chromatic Community Music Center.
Interested in joining the Community Choir?
OICC rehearses once a month and will perform about four times in 2018. The first rehearsal of the new year is January 13, 2018, at 3:00 PM. If you would like to join the choir, you are welcome to attend rehearsal. Please arrive at 2:30 PM for registration if you are new to OICC. There are no auditions, but members are required to pay a monthly administration fee to support the infrastructure of the choir.
- March 29: Bridges with San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus, OIGC, and OIYC at Davies Hall in SF
- April 7: Annual Spring Musical
- July 14: OICC Summer Gospel Concert
- December 1 or 8: 33rd 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 13, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m
February 17, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m
March 3, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
March 17, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m
April 5, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m
May 19, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m
June 16, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m
July 12, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m
September 15, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m
October 20, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m
November 17, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m
November 29, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m