The Sonoma Valley Chorale

Last Sunday I attended the “When Irish Eyes Are Shining”  performance of the Sonoma Valley Chorale. It was sold-out and for good reason. These performers, many of them your neighbors, were magnificent under the direction of the chorale’s third excellent conductor, Travis Rogers. The hour and a half of beautiful choral music kept the audience in concentrated rapture. Mr. Rogers invited those in attendance to come again either as audience members or as singers. The Sonoma Valley Chorale has been performing for decades and is truly a Sonoma Musical Treasure. To get information here’s their website:
Eric Norrbom


As an non-audition adult community chorus (18+), the Sonoma Valley Chorale always extends a big welcome to new voices looking for a place to call home. If you are within a Tuesday night’s commute distance to the town of Sonoma, there is a place for you to come and share your gift. Rehearsals begin promptly at 7:00 and end at 9:00 at First Congregational Church/Shir Shalom @ 252 W. Spain, Sonoma, CA 95476 unless otherwise noted on the schedule. Good strong male voices are especially encouraged.

In an effort to update and confirm our present database of existing singers, all existing as well as newcomers need to please fill out the application form under “Join the Chorale” for the upcoming Spring Concert Series. The link following will take you there. Thank you.

Click here to access our Eventbrite site for paying the registration fee online.



The Sonoma Valley Chorale takes the health of its singers and audience seriously. During rehearsals, singers will have the option of wearing masks.  Seating for rehearsals will  maintain socially distant spacing. Singers who are exhibiting symptoms,  have tested positive, or have had direct contact with a person known to have COVID are expected to stay at home and quarantine per guidelines in effect at the time.  The Chorale will not require singers to show proof of vaccination to participate.  Each member is responsible for taking steps to protect themselves and others. We expect that singers who test positive after a rehearsal will be let the Board know immediately so that we can let others attending know of possible exposure.  Specific names will not be disclosed.  Neither the Chorale nor the First Congregational Church/Congregation Shir Shalom will be liable for singers contacting COVID or any resulting impact.  This policy is subject to change as County requirements change.