Recipient of the 2011 Chorus America / ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming, the International Orange Chorale of San Francisco (IOCSF), led by Artistic Director Zane Fiala, was founded in 2003. Named after the color of the Golden Gate Bridge, the International Orange Chorale of San Francisco is an auditioned all-volunteer chamber choir devoted to performing established repertoire of all periods, with particular attention to contemporary music, including newly commissioned works by promising composers.

IOCSF has performed world premieres of twenty-five choral works and has also presented regional premieres of five works, including Milton Babbitt’s Music for the Mass, Thomas Ades’ Fayrfax Carol, Jake Heggie's Faith Disquiet, and Pulitzer Prize-winner Caroline Shaw's Fly Away I. IOCSF has collaborated with Frederica von Stade, Zheng Cao, Jake Heggie, and Nicolle Foland; appeared as part of the Noontime Concert Series at Old St. Mary’s Church and the Noe Valley Chamber Music Series in San Francisco; performed in collaboration with the Yale Glee Club at Grace Cathedral; participated in the Haiti Earthquake Relief Concert at the Cathedral of Christ the Light in Oakland; and served as a Featured Ensemble, giving both performances and master classes, at the Chorus America National Conference.

Since its inception, the group has been committed to performing free concerts featuring challenging and imaginative a cappella choral programming.

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About Zane Fiala

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Zane Fiala has been a member of the International Orange Chorale of San Francisco (IOCSF) since 2007 and was named Artistic Director in 2009. During his time with the chorale, Fiala has collaborated on concerts and new works with composers including Jake Heggie, David Conte, Joseph Gregorio, Robin Estrada, and Shaffer McGee. In 2010, he conducted IOCSF in the West Coast premiere (and first ever unaccompanied performance) of Milton Babbitt’s Music for the Mass. As director for IOCSF, Fiala has also conducted a performance with the Yale Glee Club, worked with guest clinicians including Joseph Jennings, Ian Roberston, Magen Solomon, Vance George, and Ragnar Bohlin, and most recently led the ensemble in performance as part of the 2011 Chorus America Convention in San Francisco. His work with the ensemble has led to the premieres of nine compositions, including two of his own, 'Es la manana llena' and 'Cosmos.'

Mr. Fiala received his M.A. in Choral Conducting from San Francisco State University, where he studied with Joshua Habermann, and his B.A. in Jazz Studies from Columbia College Chicago.

Our Staff

ZANE FIALA, Artistic Director
KENRIC TAYLOR, Administrative Director
JEREMY FAUST, Director of New Music Development

Valerie Moy, Operations
Jaime Raba, Legal & Finance

Rebecca Eiseman
Elizabeth Kimble
Joshua Saulle

Asher Davison, Copyeditor
Jon Diaz, Publicity
Kyle Hovatter, Events
Alana Price, Design
Nicholas Weininger, Website


JAIME RABA, Vice-Chairman / Treasurer

Jeremy Faust
Zane Fiala, Artistic Director
Valerie Moy


The International Orange Chorale of San Francisco (IOCSF) will present “By Popular Demand: Audience Favorites from our First Ten Years” on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 7:30 PM at All Souls Episcopal Parish, 2220 Cedar St, Berkeley, and on Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 6:00 PM at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, 3281 16th St, San Francisco. The concert features a selection of the best works favored by IOCSF audiences at previous concerts, including pieces written for IOCSF by Dominic DiOrio, Aaron Pike, Joshua Saulle, and Nicholas Weininger, as well as music by Hugo Alfvén, Ivo Antognini, Robin Estrada, Gustav Holst, and Sven-David Sandström.



Below is a selected assortment from past IOCSF concerts and recording projects. Please be patient as some of the clips may take a few seconds to load.

Milton Babbitt

Agnus Dei

Milton Babbitt


Jason Bush

Salve Regina

Zane Fiala


Frank Martin


Ugis Praulins


Joshua Saulle

Ave Maria

Fredrik Sixten

There is no Rose of such Vertu

Nicholas Weininger

it may not always be so


The International Orange Chorale of San Francisco usually holds auditions in the summer, though we may hold auditions at other times if there is an opening in one of our sections. If you want to be notified when we schedule auditions, please contact us as described below.

We are an auditioned, all-volunteer (unpaid) ensemble of approximately 32 singers. Rehearsals are most Sunday evenings (usually 5-8pm) in San Francisco’s Mission neighborhood. We sing challenging and rewarding a cappella choral music, with particular attention to modern composers and to premiering new compositions.

Further information about the music we have sung is available on our Wikipedia page.

If you are interested in auditioning, please e-mail auditions@iocsf.org and include the following information:

  • General information about your choral experience, including any Bay Area ensembles you have sung with
  • Your sight-singing experience and level
  • Your preferred choral voice part (S, A, T or B)
  • Any additional voice parts you can comfortably sing for an entire season

Contact Us

International Orange Chorale of San Francisco

77 Van Ness Ave #2222, San Francisco, 94102