California Open!

The San Francisco Boys Chorus celebrates the opening of California at the Ferry Building in San Francisco June 15, 2021. The story and photographs were featured in the New York Times.


Enjoy our online Spring Concert

Sat, Jun 5, 2021, 2:00 PM   Click here for tickets and more information
The San Francisco Boys Chorus’ Spring Concert features works by Bach, Faure, Dvořák, Webber, folk songs, and barbershop! All the works express hope and comfort. Over 100 choristers will welcome summer as they sing the beloved Scottish folk song, Wild Mountain Thyme. Audiences always enjoy seeing the boys of the Chorus come together and create something beautiful, and this is especially true now. This concert is a compiled video, which you can watch from your own home.

A Virtual Deck the Hall

For the holidays, a virtual Deck the Hall event with conductor Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser is slated for Dec. 5, featuring seasonal music, audience sing-alongs, organist Jonathan Dimmock, members of the San Francisco Symphony Chorus and the San Francisco Boys Chorus. Don't miss it! PERFORMANCES - December 5, 6 and 19, 2020


Mark your calendar! Set your DVR! Tell your friends! The SFBC will once again be seen on KQED-TV Channel 9. Broacasts are on December 15 and 24 as well as other overnight repeat showings. The program features a compilation from San Francisco Boys Chorus holiday performances! Don't miss this favorite holiday treat brought to you by KQED-TV and the San Francisco Boys Chorus. Enjoy the classics and popular favorites as the boys sing to warm your heart with holiday cheer. Recorded with full orchestra in the beautiful Calvary Presbyterian Church in San Francisco.

 SFBC at Fleet Week

Fleet Week welcomes back the San Francisco Boys Chorus for a special performance as part of its 2020 Honor Our Fallen Tribute Concert. Streamed on Facebook and YouTube Live on October 10th at 6:00 pm PST during the 1st San Francisco Fleet Week.



Due to COVID-19 restrictions all rehearsals and auditions will be held online until further notice. As soon as it is safe again, rehearsals will resume at our 4 rehearsal sites in San Francisco, San Mateo, Oakland and San Rafael.

SFBC/KPIX 70th Anniversary Video

Holiday Concert on KQED-TV

December 24 2019
December 25 2019
December 25 2019

A Ceremony of Carols

Fri, Dec 20, 2019
St. Ignatius Church, SF 

East Bay Holiday Concert

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December 14 2019
St. John’s Presbyterian Church, Berkeley
Joined this year by guest artist, Christopher Oglesby, a rising opera star and an Adler Fellow at the San Francisco Opera.

Ghirardelli Square Tree Lighting

55th Annual Tree Lighting
November 29 2019

Macys Great Tree Lighting

November 29 2019
Union Square

Deck the Hall

Sunday Dec 8, 2019 | 11am and 3pm | Davies Symphony Hall
Our boys in this popular family program with the San Francisco Symphony.

Hansel and Gretel

Nov 15 - Dec 7, 2019 | War Memorial Opera House
SFBC boys performed in San Francisco Opera's enchanting production of holiday favorite Hansel and Gretel

Musica Marin

October 18, 2019
St. Stephen's Church, Belvedere

Fleet Week 2019

October 9, 2019
SF Jazz

Internationl Tour,  Germany

July 3-10 2019
Wednesday July 3 | Stiftskirche, Römhild
 Thursday July 4 | Georgenkirche, Eisenach
 Friday July 5 | Thomaskirche, Leipzig
 Sunday July 7 | Kirchensaal, Herrnhut
 Tuesday July 9 | Gedächtniskirche, Berlin
 Wednesday July 10 | Dom St Peter und Paul, Brandenburg an den Havel

SF Opera Carmen

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June 5-29 2019
Our young men appeared in a new produciton of Carmen at San Francisco Opera.

East Bay Spring Concert

June 9 2019 | Lake Merritt United Methodist Church
Joined by Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions finalist and rising opera star Patricia Westley.


Spring Into Summer


Saturday, June 1 2019
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater
Fetaturing the glorious voices of the San Francisco Boys Chorus and special guest artist, world-famous soprano Deborah Voigt.

Holy Names Children's Choral Festival

May 4 2019 | Holy Names University

Gala and Auction

March 9th, 2019 | 6pm
InterContinental Mark Hopkins
Benefitting the San Francisco Boys Chorus' Tuition Assistance Fund



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Golden State Warriors
March 5, 2019 | Oracle ARENA

Speaker Pelosi Party

January 6 2019
SFBC sang at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's New Year party.


Goodwill Donate-A-Thon

December 31 2018
This is Goodwill's biggest event of the year. We are proud to participate again in support of this fine non-profit local organization.

KQED-TV Broadcasts

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For the fourteeneth consective year our recent holiday concert was aired on KQED-TV

East Bay Winter Concert

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December 15 2018
St John's Presbyterian Church, Berkeley
Another fabulous chance to hear our top groups perform with special guest artist soprano Ellen Leslie, two-time winner of the Metropolitan Opera Regional Council Auditions.

Sunset Arts Concert

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December 9 2018
Episcopal Church of the Incarnation, San Francisco
A community concert in the Sunset bringing joy and spirit to the Avenues. Featuring special guest artist soprano Ellen Leslie, two-time winner of the Metropolitan Opera Regional Council Auditions to help us celebrate the season.

Baroque around the Christmas Tree

December 8 | 7PM Calvary Presbyterian Church, San Francisco
Featuring Baroque masterworks by Bach and Durante as well as hit tunes for the season! Always a popular holiday treat to hear our angelic voices with orchestra.

Macy's Tree Lighting

November 23 | 6:00pm
Union Square, San Francsico

San Francisco Opera


Our boys were featured in both Pagliacci and Tosca productions with the San Francisco Opera this fall.

Sing a Celebration - 70 Years of Song! 

June 2 2018 | Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater, SF
Performance with world-famous opera superstar Leah Crocetto to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the San Francisco Boys Chorus.

Tony Bennett Way Sign Unveiling


Picfest Choral Festival

with our Intermediates Chorus
June 2018

Composer and conductor Bob Chilcott returned to picfest for the sixth time for another amazing journey of music-making. The Youth Choral Festival is open to boychoirs, girlchoirs, mixed treble choirs, young women’s choirs, young men’s choirs and mixed SATB choirs through age 18.

Holy Names University Children's Choral Festival

May 5 2018
Holy Names University, Oakland

Golden Gate Men's Chorus Joint Concert

May 5 and 6 2018
Mission Dolores Basilica, SF

GGMC Anthem

70th Anniversary Gala

March 10th, 2018
The St. Regis Hotel, SF


Holiday Concert Broadcast
December 19, 20 2017

East Bay Winter Concert

December 16 2017
St. John’s Presbyterian Church, Berkeley

Sunset Music and Arts

December 10 2017
Incarnation Episcopal Church, SF

Handel to Hollywood

December 9 2017
Calvary Presbyterian Church, SF
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Tree of Hope

December 4 2017
San Francisco City Hall

Deck the Hall

December 3 and 4, 2017
San Francisco Symphony


Macy's Tree Great Lighting

November 24, 2017
Union Square, SF

Holiday Performance

November 17, 2017
Ghirardelli Square, SF


Downtown San Rafael

October 28, 2017
4th Street, San Rafael

Making Strides

October 28, 2017
Golden Gate Park


September-December 2017
San Francisco Opera

Sufism Reoriented

September 17, 2017
Temple Walnut Creek

Summer of Song

June 17 2017
Calvary Presbyterian Church, SF

2017 National Tour

July 12 2017 | Evensong at Washington National Cathedral
July 14 2017 | Concert at historic African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas, Philadelphia
July 15 2017 | Concert at Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, Philadelphia
July 16 2017 | Morning Choral Mass at St Thomas' Church, 5th Avenue, New York City
July 18 2017 | Concert at St Bart's Church, Park Avenue, New York City

St. Paul’s Towers, Oakland

June 4 2017

Getting Together

May 6 2017
Cathedral of Christ the Light, Oakland
Joint Performance with San Francisco Girls Chorus

Children's Choral Festival

Holy Names University
May 6 2017
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Choral Concert

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April 29 2017

Opera Aria

April 28 2017
San Francisco Opera
George Peabody Elementary School, SF
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Opera Aria Performance

West Portal Elementary
April 19 2017

City Church San Francisco

Easter Sunday at Davies Symphony Hall
April 16 | 11am

Bar Mitzvah Private Performance

April 8 2017

Annual Gala and Auction


March 4th, 2017
St. Regis Hotel

An elegant evening and fun silent and live auction, enjoy local wine with 3 course dinner and wonderful music in the 5-Star atmosphere of the St. Regis San Francisco. Benefits the SFBC music education and training program.

A Holiday Celebration

December 17 2016
Oakland Cathedral 
The stunning sound of our boys' voices in a glorious space. Fun seasonal songs, the swinging rhythms of Broadway and sing-along carols. With guests, the Berkeley’s Crowden Chamber Singers.

KQED-TV Broadcast


Holiday Concert Broadcast
Dec 20th 2016
Our holiday selections in the comfort of your own home

Swing a Christmas Carol!


December 10 2016
Calvary Presbyterian Church, SF
Catchy numbers, Broadway swing, favorite holiday songs and the ethereal sound of our boys' voices echoing in the lofty space. Joined by the SFBC Orchestra, what more could you want at holiday time? Don't miss this annual extravaganza. A San Francisco favorite!

Deck the Hall

December 4 2016
San Francisco Symphony


SFBC and San Francisco Symphony
performing fun holiday songs and much, much more. This family-friendly concert and party is a Symphony tradition! Members of the San Francisco Symphony and guest artists perform holiday favorites tailored for children, complete with a festive sing-along.

Macys Great Tree Lighting

November 25 2016
Union Square, SF


Perfomances during the evening included the San Francisco Boys Chorus.

Hungarian Anniversary Celebration

October 23 2016
Green Room, SF Veterans Building

The Intermediate Chorus performed for the 60th Anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956.

Corporate Event

October 17 2016
SF City Hall



SFBC Saturdays!

October 15 2016
St. Paul's Church, San Rafael


Festive songs and games

Laguna Honda Hospital

October 15 2016

Lagunda Honda

150th anniversary of the opening of Laguna Honda Hospital. SFBC joined forces with the SF Girls Chorus at the ceremony

Spirit of Marin 

Friday, September 23, 2016
St. Vincent’s School for Boys, San Rafael


Awards Luncheon Performance

Korean Day Cultural Festival

September 17, 2016
Union Square, San Francisco

Korean Day

A performance to celebrate the diversity of San Francisco as part of the Annual Korean Day Cultural Festival.

Tony Bennett  Statue Unveiled!

August 20 2016
Fairmont Hotel, SF


SF Boys Chorus and SF Girls Chorus performed Tony Bennett's signature song "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" and "Happy Birthday"

Korean War Memorial Opening Ceremony

Monday, August 1, 2016
Presidio of San Francisco


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After more than six years of planning, fundraising, and hard work, and thanks to the generosity of hundreds of individuals and organizations, the Korean War Memorial will soon be a reality. The Opening Ceremony will take place from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon on Monday, August 1, 2016.

Sing a Mile High Festival

June 29 - July 3 2016
Denver, Colorado
Our Intermediate Chorus under their director Ildigo Salgado participated in the SING A MILE HIGH CHORAL FESTIVAL in Denver, Colorado

Carmen - S. F. Opera

May-June 2016
War Memorial Opera House, SF 


"Both the children’s and adult’s choruses create full 
textures of sound and act with commitment."
Starkinsider June 2016
"the...children’s chorus sang superbly."
San Francisco Chronicle, June 2016


Special Celebration Event with SONOS
June 25 2016
Cathedral of Christ the Light, Oakland


The SFBC and world renowned bellringing ensemble SONOS raised the rafters with sound in the glorious space of Oakland's Cathedral of Christ the Light. Featuring the world premier of An die Musik a new work by SONOS director Jim Meredith.

The Songs of Summer

June 18, 2016
Calvary Presbyterian Church, SF


Head into summer with the heavenly voices of the San Francisco Boys Chorus featuring the evergreen Summertime from Porgy and Bess, Francisco Núñez's charming Misa Pequeña Para Niños and an exciting program of songs for summertime.

SF Opera Arts Education Reception

May 30 2016
Wilsey Opera Center, Opera House SF


Musica Marin

May 22 2016

Ascend Gala Performance

May 19 2016
St Regis Hotel

Children's Choral Festival

April 30 2016
Holy Names University

SF Opera ARIA Festival

April 30 2016
Wilsey Center for Opera

Opera ARIA!

Thursday, April 28th
Jefferson Elementary School

SFBC Saturdays!

Saturday April 23
Holy Names University

Spring Choral Concert

Saturday April 23 | 7:30pm
Holy Names University 

Annual Gala and Auction

March 5 2016
St. Regis Hotel, San Francisco

Opera San Jose


February 2016
SFBC Boys featured in Carmen

SF Mayoral Inauguration

January 8 2016 City Hall, San Francisco
SFBC sings at inauguration ceremony for San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee

KQED-TV Broadcast

KQED 9:Tue, Dec 22, 2015
KQED 9:Wed, Dec 23, 2015
KQED 9: Fri, Dec 25, 2015

A Winter Songfest

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December 12­ 2015 | 5 PM | San Francisco
With members of the San Francisco Academy Orchestra
December 19 2015 | 7:30 PM | Oakland with special guest artists, the Crowden Chamber Singers

Train Rock Concert

December 14 2015 | The Fillmore

SFBC opened for Train rock concert at the Fillmore in San Francisco. Then joined the band for John Lennon and Rolling Stones numbers.

Deck the Hall

December 7 2015
San Francisco Symphony
SFBC and San Francisco Symphony sang fun holiday songs and much, much more. This family-friendly concert and party is a Symphony tradition! Members of the San Francisco Symphony and guest artists perform holiday favorites tailored for children, complete with a festive sing-along.

Tree of Hope 2015

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Rotunda in San Francisco City Hall
December 2 2015

San Francisco Opera 2015

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October/November 2015
War Memorial Opera House
Two of our boys have been cast in principal roles in San Francisco Opera's upcoming production of Mozart's engaging The Magic Flute.

Oakland As Anthem


September 22 2015 
Our boys sang the national anthem to open the game at the Coliseum!

Concert Tour to Australia


July 11 to 20, 2015 

Our boys delighted audiences in Sydney (San Francisco sister city) and Canberra this July. Performances at St Andrews Cathedral in Sydney and St Saviour's Cathedral, Goulburn (Canberra Diocese) topped the list of concert venues.

East Meets West

Purple Silk Music

May 17, 2015 | Cathedral of Christ the Light, Oakland | 7:30pm
A collaboration between the San Francisco Boys Chorus and Purple Silk Music, Oakland's non-profit music education program for inner-city youth.

Let America Sing


May 16 | Calvary Presbyterian Church, SF | 2 pm 
A magical trip through the melodies of America from beloved Stephen Foster and Gerschwin to Broadway and a world premiere by noted San Francisco composer Emily Shisko. Our talented boys raise their voices to the good old USA!! hails alumnus Reed Campbell

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"Campbell was raised in San Francisco by parents who worked in the arts (his mother, a ballet dancer, and father, an actor), and as a member of the San Francisco Boys' Chorus (SFBC), he had the opportunity to perform around the world, which sparked his lifelong love for travel, and singing. He also gained a rich musical background at a young age, which has given him a particular appreciation for the wonderful George and Ira Gershwin songs around which Nice Work revolves. In fact the success of this show, Reed feels, "is a testament to the timeless appeal of classic musical standards that continue to entertain generation after generation."

Nancy Pelosi Party

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January 11 2015


Watch SF Boys Chorus choristers featured in Holiday in Focus segment December 25th at 5:30pm and repeats at 10:30pm. Also on KICU TV 36.
December 25 2014
"Holiday in Focus" segment
Also aired New Year’s Day 2015



Aired December 23 2014
Viewers enjoyed the sounds and sights of the San Francisco Boys Chorus and Orchestra in their ever-popular holiday program featuring carols and songs from all over the world.

A Winter's Concert

December 20 2014
Cathedral of Christ the Light, Oakland

KTVU Ch. 2 Holiday in Focus

December 2014
Hear what our boys have to say

A Choral Celebration

December 13 2014
Calvary Presbyterian Church, San Francisco

Home Alone

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Dec 12 and 13, 2014
San Francisco Symphony
SFBC sang the score

Deck the Hall

December 7 2014 11am and 3pm
San Francisco Symphony

A Feast of Song

CD released December 2014
A Feast of Song, featuring songs of many styles. Don't miss the opportunity to do your shopping and give the best gift of all - San Francisco Boys Chorus!

Macy's Tree Lighting

November 28 2014 6pm
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Singing holiday songs

San Francisco Opera

October - December 2014
Tosca and La Boheme - SFBC boys appeared in two productions at the San Francisco Opera.

SFBC Sings the Anthem

September 23, 2014

SFBC sings with Musica Marin

September 21, 2014
Belvedere. CA

SFBC guests with Midsummer Mozart Festival

Friday, July 25th - St. Mark's Lutheran Church, San Francisco
Saturday, July 26th - First Congregational Church, Berkeley
Sunday, July 27th - Bing Concert Hall, Stanford University
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Mozart Madness

June 14, 2014
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Soaring Voices in Oakland's stunning cathedral. Mozart and much much more in the Cathedral of Christ the Light's glorious acoustics.

Mozart Madness

June 7, 2014
Calvary Presbyterian Church
Magical Mozart and much, much more. Enjoy the soaring voices of boys of all ages.

Childrens Choral Festival

May 2, 2014
Holy Names University
SFBC Apprentices perform at the Holy Names University 18th annual Childrens Choral Festival.

SFBC sings at Musica Marin

May 2, 2014
Musica Marin a non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote, support and inspire classical music in Marin and the greater Bay Area by offering small, world-class concerts in sensory-rich environments.

Gala & Auction

March 1, 2014
St. Regis Hotel, San Francisco

Sine Nomine Concert

February 25, 2014 8pm
St Mark's Lutheran Church, SF
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SFBC in a joint concert with Sine Nomine from Cuba.

Friendship Across the Ocean 2014

February 5, 2014 7:00pm
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
SFBC sang with over 200 young singers and musicians from China.

Oakland Cathedral Winter Concert 2013

December 21 2013
Cathedral of Christ the Light


A Holiday Concert by the Chorus in Residence. Hear the heavenly voices of the San Francisco Boys Chorus in this heavenly space as they sing music by Mozart, Bach, and Palestrina alongside special holiday showtime favorites and carols.


December 23, 24, 25, 26 2013
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Recorded at Mission Dolores Basilica
Music by Bach, Britten alongside popular holiday favorites

Stanford Live

December 15 2013 | 2:30 pm
BingBing Concert Hall, Stanford University
Let the angelic blend of voices of the San Francisco Boys Chorus enliven your holiday season with traditional classics, beloved carols, and irresistible favorites.

Tree of Hope San Francisco City Hall

December 10, 2013
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Sing for the Holidays - CD Release  

December 2013

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Hear your holiday favorites and much more

A Not So Silent Night

December 7  2013
Mission Dolores Basilica, SF

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Uplifting voices and holiday cheer in one of San Francisco's most historic venues. SFBC in music by Mozart, Bach, and Palestrina alongside special holiday showtime favorites and carols.

Philippines Disaster Benefit Concert

November 24 2013
Cathedral of Christ the Light, Oakland
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Benefit Concert for victims of the Philippines Typhoon.
The Cathedral of Christ the Light in Oakland and the San Francisco Boys Chorus (SFBC) held an emergency benefit concert on November 24th for the victims of the typhoon in the Philippines. The concert featured the San Francisco Boys Chorus (Chorus-in-Residence of the Cathedral of Christ the Light), and members of the San Francisco Opera Chorus and the San Francisco Symphony Chorus.  The performance was conducted by Maestro Ian Robertson, Artistic Director of the San Francisco Boys Chorus, with Jerome Lenk, organ and featured SFBC repertoire as well as excerpts from Giuseppe Verdi's monumental Requiem.
All benefits went to Philippines victims through Catholic Relief Services

65th Anniversary Concert Tour to Costa Rica

July 2013
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In July 2013 the San Francisco Boys Chorus embarked on a concert tour to Costa Rica, making its first visit ever to Central America. During the 8 day tour, the chorus sang four concerts including a performance at the National Theatre in San Jose, Costa Rica and workshops with local children's choruses. The SFBC has toured extensively throughout the world in its 65 year history having visited every continent except Antarctica.

Oakland Cathedral Spring Concert

June 2, 2013
Cathedral of CHrist the Light
The Grammy award winning San Francisco Boys Chorus and Bell ringers held a special 65th anniversary concert on June 2. Audiences enjoyed the SFBC's celebrated sound ("Exemplary" - San Francisco Chronicle)and Venezuelan guest artist Jimmy Kansau performed music of Latin America and the Caribbean. Also featured was Durante's radiant Magnificat alongside fun numbers from Oliver! and the Beatles.In Oakland's breathtaking Cathedral of Christ the Light, this concert offered a second chance to celebrate the SFBC's 65h anniversary repertoire.

65th Anniversary Concert

June 1, 2013 2pm
The Grammy award winning San Francisco Boys Chorus and Bellringers performed a special 65th anniversary concert. Audiences heard the SFBC's celebrated sound ("Exemplary" San Francisco Chronicle) with Venezuelan guest artist Jimmy Kansau who performed music of Latin America and the Caribbean. On the prgram too was Durante's radiant Magnificat alongside fun numbers from Oliver! and the Beatles.In San Francisco's Palace of Fine Arts Theater near the beautiful SF Marina, this concert was a sunny celebration of a remarkable anniversary.


December 2008
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The San Francisco Boys Chorus and Men's Chorale with full orchestra appeared on PBS stations throughout Northern California in a performance of music which brought a message of joy and peace at holiday time. Featuring celebratory choruses of J. S. Bach as well as popular holiday music. The program was recorded in beautiful Calvary Church in San Francisco.

San Francisco City Hall Presidential Inauguration Send-Off Concert
January 15 2009
Hosted by Mayor Gavin Newsom in San Francisco City Hall’s Rotunda. Concert featured the patriotic repertoire to be sung by the San Francisco Girls Chorus and the San Francisco Boys Chorus in Washington DC.

Barack Obama Presidential Inauguration

January 19 2009
Washington DC
Spring Concert
Music of the Americas
June 13, 2009


Oakland Athletics
The National Anthem
September 18 2009


Well known singer and SFBC alum Jon Fromer passes


65th Anniversary Gala

March 9, 2013

Navidad Nuestra - Winter Concert 2012

December 8, 2012
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SFBC winter concert featuring Ramirez' Navidad Nuestra, a folk drama of the nativity in the rhythms and traditions of Hispanic America, and other fun sing-along holiday favorites.

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December 2012
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Oakland Cathedral Winter Concert

December 15, 2012
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SFBC Winter Concert in the breathtaking Cathedral of Christ the Light in Oakland featuring Navidad Nuestra and other fun sing-along holiday favorites.


November-December 2012
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 SFBC as children's chorus in San Francisco Opera's production of Tosca. SFBC soloist as Shepherd Boy.

Oakland A's National Anthem

September 15, 2012
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A Song and Dance for All - Spring Concert 2012

June 16 2012
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Concert and Interactive Arts Day

The Magic Flute

May-June 2012

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SFBC boys' trio garners rave reviews. 
“Not least were the Three Spirits...who have to have been the best Three Spirits that ever hit the earth.”

San Francisco Opera Medal

June 2012

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War Memorial Opera House. SF
SFBC Artistic Director Ian Robertson awarded coveted San Francisco Opera Medal.

SFBC Graduate Chorale with Paul Simon

June 2 2012

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Davies Symphony Hall, SF
San Francisco Symphony Black and White Ball

Golden Gate Bridge 75th Anniversary

May 27 2012


Crissy Field, San Francisco
 "There were few dry eyes when the San Francisco Boys Chorus sang "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" on Crissy Field, with the bridge as a backdrop." San Francisco Chronicle 

SFBC and the Copenhagen Royal Chapel Choir

Sunday, May 6 2012
Grace Cathedral, San Francisco 

2012 CRCC Poster - FINAL

Fable and Faith with Robert Moses Kin Dance Company

May 5 2012
Luckman Fine Arts Complex, Los Angeles 

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Reprising the hugely successsful 2011 production of Fable and Faith, the San Francisco Boys Chorus and Robert Moses' Kin once again share the stage.

Sing for America Inaugural Concert

April 17, 2012
Herbst Theatre, San Francisco
SFBC performed with Sing for America (SFA), a new non-profit organization focused on supporting the performing arts.

Training Chorus Spring Concert - Springtime Melodies

May 12 2012
St. Dominic's Church, SF
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Carmina Burana with the San Francisco City Chorus

March 23, 25 2012
Collaboration with the San Francisco City Chorus in its production of Carl Orff's Carmina Burana.

SFBC sings at Tony Bennett celebration

February 14, 2012
San Francisco City Hall

Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School Choir from London - joint concert

February 11, 2012
St Dominic's Catholic Church, SF 

Nancy Pelosi’s New Year’s Party

January 9 2012

Ed Lee's Inauguration as San Francisco Mayor

Saturday, January 8, 2012
San Francisco City Hall
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KQED-TV broadcast of SFBC Holiday Concert 

December 19 and 20, 2011
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Winter Concert - Swing Noël!

December 17 2011
Cathedral of Christ the Light, Oakland
Celebrating the holiday season with the Grammy award-winning San Francisco Boys Chorus at the Cathedral of Christ the Light. Led by Artistic Director Ian Robertson, the Concert Chorus, SFBC’s premiere performing ensemble and the Graduate Chorale presented selections from Charpentier’s swinging baroque Messe de Minuit pour Noël as well as other up-beat holiday favorites.

Winter Concert - Swing Noël!

December 10, 2011
St. Dominic's Catholic Church, SF
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Celebrating the holiday season with the Grammy award-winning San Francisco Boys Chorus at St. Dominic's Church in San Francisco. Led by Artistic Director Ian Robertson, the Concert Chorus, SFBC’s premiere performing ensemble, the Graduate Chorale, and a chamber orchestra present selections from Charpentier’s swinging baroque Messe de Minuit pour Noël as well as other up-beat holiday favorites.

Deck the Hall

December 2, 2012
Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco
Annual appearance by the SFBC with the San Francisco Symphony at this fun and uplifting event for adults and kids.

SF  Giants Game National Anthem

September 26, 2011
AT&T Park, SF

San Francisco Opera's productions of TURANDOT and CARMEN

September-December 2011
War Memorial Opera House
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 "...the best ever ensemble of children’s voices – all under the preparation of Chorus Director Ian Robertson"

"And a special Hats-Off to young Gabriel Laude as “the Guide” to Micaëla in Act III. A member of the elite Concert Group of the SF Boys Chorus, Gabriel’s impeccable French was formidable." San Francisco Sentinel

KQED-TV broadcast of Sea to Shining Sea DVD

July 2, 2011

KQED-TV Channel 9, SF

Recorded in Washington DC during the days surrounding the 2009 Presidential Inauguration, this program captures the San Francisco Boys Chorus in unique historic settings.


Chorus America article featuring the SFBC Graduate Chorale

July 2011

SFBC appearance in the first episode of America Sings

June 22, 2011


World Premiere Series hosted by Drew Lachey. Groups from colleges, universities and the military, from  barbershop to doo wop to gospel choirs were featured.

Spring Concert - To Russia with Song

June 4, 2011
Calvary Presbyterian Church, SF

SFBC's Spring Concert including a preview of the songs being performed on its upcoming tour to St Petersburg, Russia and Copenhagen. Featuring excerpts from the towering musical monument that is Mozart's Requiem, as well as characteristic American folksongs, deeply-hued spirituals and exuberant Broadway hits.

Russian Federation Consulate Event

May 24 2011
Russian Federation Consulate, SF

A send off concert and reception for the SFBC Tour to St Petersburg took place at the Russian Federation Consulate in San Francisco. Many supporters and friends came to hear the boys sing selections from their touring repertoire and to offer good wishes and bon voyage.

International Tour 2011

July 2011
Performances in Russia and Denmark
Performance Venues:
Copenhagen Cathedral, home of the Royal Danish Chapel Choir
St Mary's Lutheran Church, St. Petersburg, Russia
Catherine the Great Theatre, The Hermitage, St Petersburg
Glinka Cappella Concert Hall, St Petersburg

Oakland A's National Anthem

October 2010
Oakland Coliseum



2011 Gala & Auction

February 26, 2011
Ritz Carlton Hotel SF

GalaSan Francisco Boys Chorus “Celebrate the Children” at the 2011 Gala Auction Evening at the elegant Ritz Carlton Hotel in San Francisco. A silent auction, a sumptuous repast and entertainment by the Concert Chorus and special guest artists made for an unforgettable evening. 

Fable and Faith - Robert Moses Kin Dance Company Collaboration

February 2011
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts


Photo: RJ Muna

SFBC collaboration with Robert Moses' Kin Dance Company's Fable and Faith production.

Gavin Newsom's Inauguration as Lieutenant Governor of California

January 2011
State Capitol, Sacramento

Zheng Cao and the SFBC on ABC Good Morning America

December 2010
ABC News Nationwide
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The remarkable story of mezzo-soprano Zheng Cao who performed as guest artist at the 2010 SFBC Winter Concerts.
Photo: Julie Bernstein


December 22 and 25, 2012
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KQED-TV broadcast the San Francisco Boys Chorus’ new HD Holiday Music program, featuring the boys and men, with full orchestra, singing classics and holiday favorites. Made possible by the generous support of the Bowes Foundation

Winter Concert, Bach to Broadway

December 2010
Calvary Presbyterian Church, SF
Winter Concert 2010
Winter Concert special event featuring the San Francisco Boys Chorus in a romp through 
your favorite seasonal Broadway hits. The music of Johann Sebastian Bach made a
joyful contrast showcasing our Concert Chorus, Men's Chorus and full orchestra.
An extravanza of singing and bell-ringing which brought good cheer!
Photo: Julie Bernstein

Deck the Hall - San Francisco Symphony 

December 2010
Davies Symphony Hall, SF
Bach to Broadway Oakland
December 18, 2010 
Cathedral of Christ the Light, Oakland
With special guest,mezzo-soprano, Zheng Cao
and the youthful voices of International Orange Chorale
October 2010
War Memorial Opera House

Choristers and soloists in San Francisco Opera's production of Massenet's Werther


From Sea to Shining Sea
July 5, 2010
KQED-TV9 San Francisco
Recorded in Washington DC, this program captures the San Francisco Boys Chorus in unique historic settings.

Faure Requiem CD released
Released July 2010



The San Francisco Boys Chorus under the leadership of Artistic Director, Ian Robertson, is pleased to announce the release of its latest CD, The San Francisco Boys Chorus sings Fauré and Messager, featuring Gabriel Fauré's moving Requiem Op. 48 and the Messe des Pêcheurs de Villerville, a charming work jointly composed by Fauré and his fellow Frenchman, André Messager.
Vivaldi Gloria and Magnificat CD released
Released June 2010
The San Francisco Boys Chorus is proud to announce the release of their CD recording, The San Francisco Boys Chorus Sings Vivaldi: Gloria and Magnificat, the latest in a series of new releases featuring Maestro Ian Robertson leading the San Francisco Boys Chorus and Orchestra and leading Bay Area soloists. These works represent Vivaldi's most famous choral pieces and are outstandingly popular. Their wonderfully sunny nature, with their distinctive melodies and rhythms, is characteristic of all Vivaldi's music, giving it an immediate and universal appeal.
San Francisco Symphony
April 2010
SFBC's Zachary Weisberg with Michael Tilson Thomas
San Francisco Boys Chorus' Zachary Weisberg sang the soprano solo in Bernstein's Chichester Psalms with the San Francisco Symphony under conductor Michael Tilson Thomas.
What the Press said:
"The real highlight of the performance was the boy soprano, Zachary Weisberg, who has sung a number of bit parts at the San Francisco Opera over the last couple of years. Davies Hall is a huge barn for any vocal soloist to project in, so I expected Weisberg's voice to be small and sweet but instead he filled the entire place." - SF Civic Center
"Boy soprano Zachary Weisberg sang with winsome sweetness in the second movement." San Jose Mercury News
"The boy soprano, Zachary Weisberg, was self-possessed, and sang beautifully, in the frightening manner that only boy sopranos can sing." Opera Tatler
"...the angelic, magnificent performance of the boy soprano, Zachary Weisberg,... It's a shame that he'll grow out of this boy voice, it is precious."
American Boychoir Joint Concert
April 2010
Joint Concert - SF Boys Chorus with American Boychoir
The San Francisco Boys Chorus and the American Boychoir performed a special joint concert on Saturday, April 24, 2010 at the historic Saints Peter and Paul Church in San Francisco’s North Beach.
About the Evening: The American Boychoir dazzles audiences with its unique blend of musical sophistication, effervescent spirit, and ensemble virtuosity. The Boychoir performs with world-class ensembles including the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and the New York Philharmonic.
The San Francisco Boys Chorus is an internationally acclaimed Grammy-award winning not-for-profit music education and performing arts organization at the heart of San Francisco's cultural center. The San Francisco Boys Chorus recently performed at the inauguration of President Barack Obama in Washington, D.C., and regularly appears with San Francisco Opera, San Francisco Symphony, and at numerous private and civic engagements in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Haiti Earthquake Relief Concert

January 24, 2010
Cathedral of Christ the Light, Oakland
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Mezzo Soprano Frederica von Stade Haiti Earthquake Relief Concert

The San Francisco Boys Chorus concert for Haiti Earthquake victims in collaboration with the Archdiocese of Oakland and the Cathedral of Christ the Light raised more than $27,000, with almost 2000 people in attendance at the acoustically acclaimed cathedral. The concert, under the direction of Ian Robertson, also featured acclaimed mezzo-sopranos Frederica von Stade and Zheng Cao, members of the San Francisco Opera Chorus, International Orange Chorale, Cathedral organist Rudy De Vos and accompanists Ernest Fredric Knell and Charles Calhoun.

Haiti Benefit Concert Photo Set

Cathedral of Christ the Light Residency

Oakland Cathedral of Christ the Light
The Cathedral of Christ the Light and the San Francisco Boys Chorus have established the Grammy-award winning group as Chorus-in-Residence at the Cathedral in downtown Oakland. 

The partnership begins January 4 and allows boy singers from East Bay communities to rehearse and perform at the Cathedral.  “We are delighted with the move to the Cathedral,” said Ian Robertson, the Chorus' Artistic Director.  “This is an important step that will help us better serve the East Bay community and provide the opportunity of music education to an even larger number of boys.” 

The San Francisco Boys Chorus also will continue to hold training programs in San Francisco and Marin County but will add performances at the Cathedral several times a year. Performance schedules will be announced soon, adding to a growing list of musical and cultural events at the Cathedral Center.  Full news and event schedules can be found at

Rudy de Vos, Cathedral Music Director, said “We enter this partnership excited about the teaching component that the Boys Chorus brings to the Cathedral Center. Education within the community is a foundational ministry for the Cathedral Center."

“As well, the recent Chanticleer concert at the Cathedral illustrated beyond a doubt that the Cathedral’s choral acoustics are world-class.  We look forward to the Boys Chorus performances.”

The Cathedral of Christ the Light is located in downtown Oakland on Lake Merritt at Grand Avenue and Harrison Street.  It is the newest Cathedral in the world, designed by Craig Hartman and his Skidmore, Owings & Merrill team and dedicated in September 2008 during a month-long series of Catholic liturgies and community events.

Our partnership with The Cathedral of Christ the Light

January 2010

The San Francisco Boys Chorus was names Chorus-in-Residence at the Cathedral in downtown Oakland.

The partnership began in January 2010 and allows boy singers from East Bay communities to rehearse and perform at the Cathedral. “We are delighted with the move to the Cathedral,” said Ian Robertson, Chorus Artistic Director. “This is an important step that helps us better serve the East Bay community and provide the opportunity of music education to an even larger number of boys.”

Rudy de Vos, Director of Music at the Cathedral, says “This partnership is about the teaching component that the Boys Chorus brings to the Cathedral Center. Education within the community is a foundational ministry for the Cathedral Center."


Spring Concert 2011

SF City Hall Tree Lighting
December 2009
SF Boys Chorus at the City Hall Tree Lighting December 2

Holiday CD Released
"It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!"
December 2009
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Suor Angelica and Otello performances at the San Francisco Opera
September-December 2009

Holiday Concert on KQED-TV

December 2009

The San Francisco Boys Chorus performs Marc-Antoine Charpentier's glorious Te Deum with full orchestra, including the "royal" additions of trumpets and drums, as part of its Holiday Concert. Maestro Ian Robertson, conducting. The work's brilliant, powerfully dramatic impact suggests that it must have been written in celebration of some special occasion, such as the August 1692 French victory at Steinkerque. SFBC's Concert Chorus and Men's Chorale join forces for this splendid performance. Also featuring all SFBC training chorus levels and Bellringers performing holiday favorites.
Mon, Dec 21, 2009 and Tue, Dec 22, 2009 - Duration: 28:46 CC Stereo TVG

Pacific International Children’s Choir Festival
June 2009
SF Boys Chorus Summer EventsSFBC was proud to participate in the 2009 Pacific International Children’s Choir Festival (PICCFEST) in Oregon.

President's Cup
October 7, 2009
SFBC with the SF Girls Chorus at the PGA Presidents Cup Event
The San Francisco Boys Chorus sang at the opening ceremony of the Presidents Cup at Harding Park Golf Course, Wednesday, October 7th 2009.  This was a great day for the Chorus and for San Francisco, which is only the 2nd US city selected to host the event and a first for the West Coast.

Inauguration of President Barack Obama

Photos of a breathtaking moment in history where the San Francisco Boys Chorus along with the San Francisco Girls Chorus sang in the musical prelude of the 2009 Presidential Inauguration.  [photo gallery] 

Winter Concert 2008

December 13, 2008
In Calvary Presbyterian Church, San Francisco
Featuring Mozart's "Organ Solo Mass" and holiday favorites.

Macy's Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Union Square, San Francisco
November 28 2008
Union Square Macys

San Francisco City Hall Tree of Hope

December 9, 2008
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Deck the Hall

December 7, 8 2008
San Francisco Symphony
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San Francisco Opera productions of Boris Godunov and La Boheme

October-December 2008

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60th Anniversary Year (2008)


An Anniversary About Lives Changed - San Francisco Classical Voice
Growing Old on the Wings of Song - San Francisco Examiner
San Francisco Boys Chorus turns 60 - San Francisco Chronicle