Come sing with us at American River College!

American River College is often thought of as THE place for singing the Sacramento region—thus

I’m Ralph Hughes, and I’d be delighted to have you come sing in one of the two choirs I direct at American River College—the Concert Choir and Chamber Singers. Here is bit more information about these two choirs.

Concert Choir/Advanced Concert Choir

Concert Choir is open to anyone who can match pitch. This 2-unit class meets in Room 547 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 to 11:50 am. The choir welcomes all who love to sing. We sing a wealth of songs from spirituals to classical to Broadway musicals and more. Simply sign up for MUP 350 Concert Choir. Feel free to call (916) 484-8357 or simply show up for the first class session on January 16th.

Chamber Singers/Advanced Chamber Singers

Chamber Singers is ARC’s auditioned choir for those up for a bit more challenge. This 2-unit class meets in Room 547 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:30 to 11:50 am. The audition requires you to demonstrate you can learn your part on a portion of a given choral piece. You can request the piece in advance by emailing Ralph Hughes at or find it under the CS Help Files.

Please use the resources found on this site to learn more about the pieces, to learn your vocal part, and to help make our time together fun, efficient, and meaningful. Great music always goes beyond what you see on the page—it must be invested with your soul, your energy, and your passion.

© Ralph Hughes 2014