Choruses of
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Other Websites Useful to the Choral Community

Major sites - Multipurpose

ChoralNet: The Internet Center for Choral Music

  • "A central portal to online resources and communications for the global choral music community." Extensive. Hosts 2 email discussion lists and 3 web forums. Comprehensive list of chorus websites and other regional and international lists (over 3400 links). All kinds of resources, news, information to support those involved in every aspect of choral singing and performance.

Singer Network

  • A new initiative by Chorus America to provide choral singers with a multifaceted information and communication service. Includes news, articles, recordings, forums, discounts on books and CD's, a calendar and other services.

    "Singer Network is a dynamic web-based community for, by and about choral singers. When you join, you gain unrestricted access to a worldwide family of singers like yourself who love choral singing...and to a rich compendium of articles and vital resources that will help you keep singing for a lifetime."

Major Sites - Professional Associations

Chorus America

  • Chorus America is a national, nonprofit service organization serving professional, volunteer, children/youth, and symphony/opera choruses and the leadership of these organizations: artistic directors, administrative staff and board members. There are currently over 700 member organizations and 500 individual members. Its strength is in its training and support for those involved in choral management, through conference sessions, workshops and other service. Chorus America has also become a leading advocacy organization on behalf of choral singing in America.

American Choral Directors Association

  • ACDA is a national, "nonprofit music-education organization whose purpose is to promote excellence in choral music" and, through arts advocacy, to "elevate choral music's position in American society." There are currently approximately 18,000 individual members, representing all types of choral groups, but most are connected with schools and colleges.

International Federation for Choral Music

Related Professional Associations

California Music Educators Association

National Association of Teachers of Singing

American Guild of Organists

Organizations Representing Types of Chorus

A Cappella Almanac - CASA (Contemporary A-Cappella Society of America)

Barbershop Harmony Society (formerly Society for the Preservation & Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America)

Sweet Adelines International

Gay and Lesbian Association of Choruses

Sacred Harp Singing

Other General Information Resources

"A Capella Music and Theater" (on TheaterSeat/Store website)

Lists of Choruses

The best collection of other lists is on ChoralNet.

Concert Calendars

San Francisco Classical Voice

  • Bay Area website journal of classical music. Also provides a "Performance Calendar" listing events for the current and following month in each of the five regions of the Bay Area.

Chorus Concert.info

  • Calendar listing choral music concerts in the North Bay (north of San Francisco), as well as some in other parts of the San Francisco Bay Area (principally San Francisco and the East Bay)

In C Major: Fine Art Music Performance

  • Comprehensive West Coast classical music performance calendar, including many Bay Area choral performances

Chorus America Concert Calendar

  • Searchable national calendar of concerts by Chorus America member choruses

San Francisco Bay Area Choral & Music Organizations and Discussion Lists

ba-acappella - The Bay Area A Cappella Community

  • Gateway site for a cappella groups in the Bay Area.

ba-choral (a Yahoo group)

  • Email list and bulletin board for the San Francisco Bay Area choral community (singers, directors, staff, board members, others). Complements ba-acappella.
  • You must signup as a Yahoo group member, but participation is free.
  • The primary bulletin board related to the San Francisco Bay Area Chorus Directory and this Choral Archive website.

ba-acappella (a Yahoo group)

  • Email list and bulletin board serving the San Francisco Bay Area a cappella community

San Francisco Early Music Society

Classical & Choral Music Magazines and Blogs

San Francisco Classical Voice

  • "the Bay Area's website journal of classical music criticism. Published every Tuesday, SFCV features reviews of musical performances in the greater Bay Area. " Publishes and archives reviews of many choral performances. Also provides a "Performance Calendar" listing events for the current and following month in each of the five regions of the Bay Area.

Choral Music Magazine

  • National web magazine devoted to choral music

Choral Music (Repertoire)

ChoralNet - Choral Repertoire Site

Musica: The International Database of Choral Repertoire

  • A project of the International Federation for Choral Music, working to create a comprehensive database of the choral music repertoire of the world

Other Discussion Lists and Bulletin Boards

ChoralNet E-mail Lists

  • ChoralList, ChoralAcademe, ChoralTalk (free, moderated, signup required for ChoralAcademe, ChoralTalk, searchable archives)

ChoralNet Forums [free bulletin boards]

  • Auditions (Audition Notices, Choirs wanted) [both for choral singers]
  • Choral Music Discussions (Choral Chat, EuroChoralTalk, Foro de Musica coral Latinamericana, ItaliaCorale, Tours and Exchanges)
  • Choral Repertory (Composers and Publishers Forum, Favorites, Looking for...)
  • Employment (Choral-Related, Conductors, Jobs Wanted, Paid Singers, Pianists/Organists)

Chorus America Bulletin Board

  • From Chorus America home page, log on to Members Only section, to view or post to the bulletin board/forum
  • Nonmembers may view the concert calendar and job listings, but only members may post to these sections
  • If you are part of a chorus which is a member of Chorus America, contact your leadership for your access ID.

American Choral Directors Association Forums

  • General Discussion; Job Board; Repertoire and Standards; Student E-Forum; Discussion of ACDA Convention
  • Free; guests may post


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Last partially updated 10/10/13