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Summer Session Ensembles: Chorus and Symphony

Summer ensembles are open to both students and community members, with auditions and rehearsals beginning in mid-June.  Please review the resources below for more information about these opportunities.

Summer Chorus

Summer Chorus Director: Rafael Ornes

The Stanford Summer Chorus is a non-auditioned community chorus sponsored by the Stanford Department of Music. Membership is open to everyone; singers typically come from all corners of the Bay Area, and from all age groups and ability levels.


The concert will be on Friday August 9, at 7:30pm in Bing (6:30 p.m. call). 


Felix Mendelssohn - Psalm 42
Adolphus Hailstork - I WIll Lift Mine Eyes
Randall Stroope - Psalm 23
Georg Philipp Telemann - Psalm 117 (Laudate Jehovam)


The Stanford Summer Chorus rehearses on Tuesday nights, 7:00 - 10:00 p.m. The first rehearsal will be on Tuesday, June 25th. | Directions to Campbell Recital Hall


Members pay a $60 participation fee (waived for Stanford faculty and enrolled students), and purchase the music at the first rehearsal. We recommend you arrive between 6:30 - 6:45 p.m. to register and pay your fee at the first rehearsal on June 25th. All scores will be available at the first rehearsal, or at the Stanford Bookstore.

Please contact Rafael Ornes, director of the Summer Chorus with any questions.

Stanford Summer Symphony 

Conductor: Paul Phillips

The Stanford Summer Symphony is open to all members of the Stanford community. Although Stanford students are given priority, the Summer Symphony also welcomes musicians from the local and non-Stanford community.


This year, the Stanford Summer Symphony concert will take place on Friday, July 26th at 7:30 p.m. in Bing Concert Hall.


  • SCHUMANN Overture, Scherzo, and Finale, Op. 52
  • BIZET L’Arlesienne Suite No. 2
  • MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 4 in A Major, “Italian”, Op. 90


The Summer Symphony rehearses Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7:00 – 9:30 p.m. in Dinkelspiel Auditorium throughout the month of July.

Rehearsal Schedule:

  • Tuesday, July 2
  • Wednesday, July 3
  • Tuesday, July 9
  • Thursday, July 11
  • Tuesday, July 16
  • Thursday, July 19
  • Tuesday, July 23
  • Thursday, July 25: Dress Rehearsal in Bing Concert Hall (7:00 – 10:00 p.m.)
  • Friday, July 26: 6:00 – 6:45 p.m. warm-up; 7:30 p.m. CONCERT, Bing Concert Hall



Audition requirements can be found hereFind out more at the Stanford Summer Symphony website.


Email Conductor, Paul Phillips.

Last modified on: 
Monday, May 6, 2019