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: 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 (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.
Are you currently accepting new members?
We are accepting new members for the 2017 season through February 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 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 13, 3:00 to 5:00 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