Joining Soli Deo Gloria

We are eager to have new singers join us. We’ll be welcoming new members for our 2023-24 season, featuring Bach, Handel, and Haydn, in September. SDG shares a family-like atmosphere which is very welcoming to new arrivals.

New members may try us out at 7:15 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 11, 2023, at Christ Episcopal Church, in Alameda. There is plenty of street parking. We encourage you to sing with us for the first rehearsal, then, if you’d like to continue, stay for an evaluation with the director at the end. Please let us know if you’re planning to come.

The evaluation by the director will explore your vocal range and include some brief sight-reading. Most of the process consists of listening to singers together. In this way, new members feel more at ease singing in a group and Dr. Simon can listen for overall blend among singers. Each singer will also sing alone in a supportive environment. You do not need to prepare in any special way, but will be given excerpts of music from the upcoming concert to sing. Ability to improve a musical phrase on the second or third try is more important than first-time sight-reading.

Please send an email for more information.