BCCO is a non-auditioned community chorus that performs major classical works


 

BCCO SELECTS WINNER OF THE EMERGING COMPOSER COMPETITION »

 

It was on Good Friday of 1724 when J.S. Bach’s St. John Passion was first performed at St. Nicholas Church in Leipzig. Bach had only recently been hired as Kappelmeister, having been the last choice of the consortium of Lutheran churches in Leipzig. Indeed it was to the disappointment of many that he was appointed. What parishioners expected on that Good Friday was certainly not what Bach had composed; hitherto then, musical Passions were plainchant settings of the text from the Gospel with an occasional congregational chorale. Read More »

 

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

Concert Soloists:
Jennifer Paulino, soprano »
Danielle  Reutter-Harrah, mezzo soprano »
Brian Thorsett, Tenor »
Jeffrey Fields, Baritone »
Paul Thompson, Bass »

Concert dates:
January 10, 2015 - 4:30pm
January 11, 2015 - 4:30pm

Concert Venue:

Berkeley Community Theater
1930 Allston Way, Berkeley
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All concerts are Wheelchair accessible.

 

BCCO SELECTS WINNER OF THE EMERGING COMPOSER COMPETITION

We're delighted to report that Kurt Erickson has been chosen, from almost 100 entrants around the country, as the winner of our Emerging Composer Competition. He was selected by a panel of judges and the members of the chorus.

We will commission Kurt to write a short piece in honor of BCCO's 50th anniversary, and the piece will premiere at our fall 2015 concert series. We're looking forward to working with Kurt at some rehearsals next fall!