The Fog City Singers are a men's vocal ensemble in San Francisco (est. Fall 2015).
We like barbershop—we recently finished 7th at the 2018 Int'l Barbershop Chorus Contest—but we love other music too.
Our mission is to create a close fraternity of musicians; to apply diverse, world-class resources to our art; and to revolutionize how barbershop music is performed and appreciated.
We rehearse in San Francisco on select Monday nights and Saturday mornings at:
Want to spend a rehearsal with us? Come visit! We love guests. See our calendar below for exact rehearsal dates.
We value diverse musical backgrounds. We value virtuosity. We value humility. We take our music-making seriously, but we never take ourselves seriously.
If you're an experienced singer interested in singing with us—for just one set or forever!—you can audition at the beginning of our next concert set.
In July 2018, we competed at the Barbershop Harmony Society's International Chorus Contest for the second time. We place 7th with a 91.2 out of 100, rising 2 places and ~3 points from our debut the year before. The piece below is a snippet from the ballad we prepared, Santa Fe from "Newsies":
In November 2017, we presented our fall concert: A Little Folk 'n Poetry. The program featured folk songs and choral settings of poetic texts, all hailing from the Americas and the British Isles. The pieces below include David's Lamentation, an American colonial tune from composer William Billings (1778), and I Heard You Singing by Eric Coates, arranged by Jay Giallombardo.
In July 2017, we competed in the Barbershop Harmony Society's 2017 International Chorus Contest. Through some small miracle—and through a lot of hard, focused work—we placed 9th in a supremely talented field of groups from all over the world. Here are our two songs: Who's Lovin' You (Smokey Robinson, arr. A. Dale) and 'Til I Hear You Sing (from "Love Never Dies," arr. T. Hicks).