The California Golden Overtones are the premier all-female a cappella group at the University of California, Berkeley. Founded in 1962, the Overtones have recorded multiple albums, most recently "No Boys Allowed," and placed second in the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA) in 2001.

The Overtones have also recently been named one of “the 10 Female Groups Running the A Cappella World” by College Magazine. However, the greatest fans in the world the Overtones perform for are Cal students, for whom they've sung for more than 40 years.

The Overtones can be found performing regularly at Cal Football games and University functions, as well as all around the Bay Area at private events and parties. Come watch the Overtones perform live in front of the Sather Gate, every Friday at 1pm!



Interested in joining our group? Come to our Fall 2021 auditions at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 4th. Auditions will be held in the Cesar Chavez Basement, through the Strawberry Creek entrance. All you need to prepare is a short, minute long solo of any song of your choice. If you have any questions or time conflicts, please email our business manager, Kate Boyle, at overtones@ucchoral.berkeley.edu. All vocal parts and beatboxers are welcome! For more updates, follow our instagram @californiagoldenovertones.

West Coast A Cappella

Thank you to everyone that came out to West Coast A Cappella 2019! The show was a lot of fun, and all the groups that participated put on amazing performances. If you couldn’t make it, videos of each performance are now uploaded to the West Coast YouTube channel. Check out the "West Coast A Cappella 2019!" playlist. Stay tuned for information about West Coast A Cappella 2021!

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