BCCO is a 210-voice, non-auditioned chorus based in Berkeley, with singers from around the Bay Area.

Ming Luke, BCCO Music Director
Ming Luke, BCCO's Music Director
Photo by Art and Clarity

BCCO Spring concert:

Felix Mendelssohn: Elijah Oratorio, Op. 70

Concert soloists:
      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.


<div style="border:solid thin gray;padding:10px;width:600px"><div style="width:110px;float:left;margin-right:10px"><img src="/sites/default/files/images/spring-2013/date.jpg"> </div><strong>Save the date for our BCCO Spring Fundraiser, Saturday March 16, 2013 at Northbrae Community Church.</strong><br /> <br />  We\'ll have a fabulous BCCO potluck dinner (6:30 - 7:30 pm)  followed by dancing to the music of the <em>What\'s Up Big Band</em>, <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j63R4LK9wyQ">[click for youtube video of the group!]</a> featuring David Lichtenstein on the sax. <br /> <br />  Tickets ($30) will go on sale in January, but be sure to mark your calendars so that you can join us for this community event.    </div>