The Choir Program at Saint Francis offers four levels of academic classes and a lively extracurricular schedule. The ensembles stage several community performances, participate in school liturgies and compete at local festivals. This is a vibrant program with unique vocal ensembles and opportunities for performance. Our travels have taken us to Southern California, NYC, Australia and Italy.

Choral Ensembles

Concert Choir

Concert Choir is an academic class, non-audition class that meets during the school day. We perform four times each year as well as compete in the CMEA choral festivals. There are no requirements to enroll in Concert Choir other than a willingness to sing!

Chamber Choir

Chamber Choir membership is by audition only. If you are interested in a challenging vocal experience please feel free to contact the Choral Director, Mrs. Margaret Durando. This choir performs with Concert Choir, Liturgy Band and String Ensemble throughout the year.

Additional Ensembles

Liturgy Band is an ensemble whose soul purpose is to prepare for all school liturgies including Collaboration Masses and all student body Masses. Liturgy Band shares liturgies with members of the Chamber Choir and String Ensemble at a variety of school and community events.

String Ensemble is a supplement to the Chamber choir. Students who play with this after school ensemble perform at all choral concerts. The Strings accompany both choirs as needed as well as perform on their own for school and community events.

News List

  • Choir groups get golden success

    Posted May 7

    The chamber choir and women’s ensemble continue to impress and have received high marks for recent performances, most notably gold ratings in New York City.

  • Choir students recognized

    Posted March 15

    Several choir students have been recognized recently for their voices.

  • Choir takes gold in Southern California

    Posted March 8

    Congratulations to the Saint Francis women’s ensemble and choir as both groups won first place in their respective categories at the recent CMEA Festival in Southern California.

Upcoming Calendar


Fall Band & Choir Concert

Performing Arts Center 7:30pm

Chamber Choir Field Trip to West Valley College Choir Festival

West Valley College 12:30pm - 4:30pm

Winter Choir Concert

Performing Arts Center 7:00pm

Choir Concert

St. Patrick's

Band / Choir Tour Information Meeting

Malcolm Center 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Choir Concert

Performing Arts Center 7:00pm

CMEA Festival

Gunn High School

Farewell Band / Choir Concert

Performing Arts Center 6:00pm - 9:30pm

Choir Director

Mrs. Margaret Durando
(650) 968-1213 x691