Berkeley Community Chorus & Orchestra

A Community in Harmony

BCCO spring concert Dvorak Stabat Mater

First performance: Prague, 1880
Dvořák composed the Stabat Mater after his family suffered devastating losses, which renders a universal quality to this work of grieving and, ultimately, reassurance. The concert begins with Beethoven's Egmont Overture, whose turbulent, agitated energy echoes, on a small scale, the Stabat Mater.


"Working with BCCO really opened my eyes to fine arts that are available and accessible to an entire community — the Mozart in January was one of the greatest things I've ever been a part of."

Ariana Strahl, soprano soloist for our January 2017 Mozart's Requiem and our upcoming June concert of Dvořák's Stabat Mater