About us

The University of California Men’s Chorale (UCMC) is Berkeley’s oldest and most venerable choral group. We sing pieces selected or arranged by our members, so we naturally sing music of nearly all genres and styles, including pieces both a cappella and accompanied. We sing both songs arranged only for male voices and songs for mixed voices (which we sing with our beloved sister group, The University of California Women’s Chorale).

UCMC is also more than just a choral group. Our focus is not just to sing well, but to have fun doing it. We strive to create a fun and welcoming atmosphere, both musically and socially, and we’re driven almost entirely by our members’ goals. We’re currently seeking new members of all voice parts, so if you’re at all interested, please set up an audition and shoot us your questions!

We generally perform in a few large concerts per semester in addition to various (generally optional) small concerts. Our large concerts typically include a joint classical piece with the UC Alumni Chorus, joint seasonal and thematic concerts with UCWC, and general UCCE events. Our small concerts include caroling during the holiday season and concerts on Sproul. See our auditions page for details about rehearsals.

Here is a sample of our work from years past:

We are a proud member of our parent group, UC Choral Ensembles.

We are hosted by the OCF, a great (and free) resource for computing on the Berkeley campus, and to them we are eternally grateful.

An obligatory disclaimer: We are a student group acting independently of the University of California. We take full responsibility for our organization and this web site.