BCCO is a 210-voice, non-auditioned chorus based in Berkeley, with singers from around the Bay Area.
BCCO Spring concert:
Felix Mendelssohn: Elijah Oratorio, Op. 70
Carrie Hennessey, Soprano »
Megan Berti, Mezzo Soprano »
Brian Thorsett, Tenor »
James R. Demler, Baritone »
Although Felix Mendelssohn’s oratorio Elijah was completed in 1846 — just a year before the composer’s untimely death — its origins lay almost a decade earlier, right after the success of his first oratorio, St. Paul. While Mendelssohn had originally turned to a childhood friend, Carl Klingemann, to prepare a libretto, nothing came of their correspondence. Similarly, conversations about a text for Elijah between Mendelssohn and Julius Schubring, another longtime friend and the librettist of St. Paul, petered out after 1839. Read More »
Concert dates and venue:
June 13 - 8:00pm
June 14 - 4:30pm
June 15 - 4:30pm
Hertz Hall, UC Campus
Our Concert Admissions are Free – Donations Appreciated!
All concerts are Wheelchair accessible.