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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 Dress Rehearsal will be held Thursday, August 9th and the Summer Chorus concert will take place on Friday, August 10th at 7:30 p.m. (6:30 p.m. call). 


Dan Forrest: Requiem for the Living
Also featuring music on the themes of death and life by Beethoven, Dello Joio, Tin and others


The Stanford Summer Chorus rehearses on Tuesday nights, 7:00 - 10:00 p.m., starting on June 26th in Campbell Recital Hall at Braun Music Center on the Stanford campus. | 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 26th. 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 Orchestra 

Conductor: Paul Phillips

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


This year, the Summer Symphony Orchestra concert will take place on Friday, July 27th at 7:30 p.m. in Bing Concert Hall.


  • GRIEG, Norwegian Dances, Op. 35                               
  • SIBELIUS, Finlandia, Op. 26. No. 7
  • CHAUSSON  Poème, Op. 25   Aditya Chander, violinist   2018 Concerto Competition Winner.
  • BORODIN, Symphony No. 2 in B Minor  


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

Rehearsal Schedule:

  • Tuesday, July 3
  • Thursday, July 5
  • Tuesday, July 10
  • Thursday, July 12
  • Tuesday, July 17
  • Thursday, July 19
  • Tuesday, July 24
  • Thursday, July 26: Dress Rehearsal in Bing Concert Hall (7:00 – 10:00 p.m.)
  • Friday, July 27: 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 Symphony Orchestra website.


Email Conductor, Paul Phillips.

Last modified on: 
Thursday, April 26, 2018