Oakland City Chorus
Oakland City Chorus , based at Laney College, is open to people of any age from the greater community. OCC performs a wide variety of repertoire including: Classical Music, World Music, and Spirituals. We have sung in Farsi, Hebrew, Hindi, Latin, Luo, Mandarin, and many other languages. A placement audition and enrollment in either Music 125, 128, or 225 at Laney College are required.
Director John Reager holds two Master of Music degrees in Vocal Performance and Composition from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He studied conducting with David Conte, Anthony Pasqua, and Sonja Neblit. He was an AGMA tenor and soloist for eight seasons with the San Francisco Symphony Chorus and has directed numerous choirs. He is published by G.I.A. in Chicago.
OCC received 501 (c)(3) status in 2014. Visit the support page to see how you can help.
Sun. Mar. 22, 4 PM Benefit Concert for Laney’s Oakland City Chorus. Laney Theater. The program will feature the chorus, soloists, and instrumentalists from the community. $15 General/$10 Students and Seniors. (Tickets)
Sun. May. 17, 4 PM Oakland City Chorus and Oakland Civic Orchestra: Beethoven “Choral Fantasy” and Brahms “Song of the Fates.” Laney Theater. $20 General/$10 Students and Seniors.
*Do NOT sign up for Music 25 or 26 if you are joining the Oakland City Chorus.