2023 Spring Concerts – archived

All seats for today’s performance have been reserved, but we always have no-shows. We will attempt to seat walk-up patrons close to curtain time to fill any empty seats.

if you have a ticket reserved:
– doors open 45 minutes before the performance
masking is required inside Hertz Hall

Concert Program

Friday, June 9, 2023, 7:30 pm
Saturday, June 10, 2023, 3 pm
Sunday, June 11, 2023, 3 pm
Hertz Hall, UC Berkeley campus

Berkeley Community Chorus & Orchestra
Ming Luke, Music Director
Samantha Burgess, Assistant Conductor

Ellen Leslie, soprano
Emily Skilling, mezzo-soprano
Brian Thorsett, tenor
Efraín Solís, baritone

Elijah, op. 70, Felix Mendelssohn (1846)

The performance will last a bit more than 2hr 45mins, including one intermission

BCCO is sustained by the work and generosity of a large community. Donations received by BCCO in the past year are listed here. Thank you.

We are honored to recognize foundational gifts made to the chorus by Herrick and Elaine Jackson and by the estates of Marian Atcheson and Charlotte Herzfeld. BCCO also thanks the two anonymous donors who underwrite our access to Hertz Hall. 

BCCO gratefully acknowledges support from the Civic Arts Grant Program of the City of Berkeley, a grant from the Alameda County Arts Commission ARTSFUND, and a grant from the California Non-Profit Performing Arts Program. 

Thank you to Assistant Conductor Samantha Burgess and accompanist Paul Caccamo for their assistance in rehearsals.

Please join us again for the next BCCO season. We hope to return on a stage filled with singers and with you in the audience for the following performances:

June 9-11, 2023 –  Mendelssohn: Elijah

Golden Gate International Children’s and Youth Choral Festival, July 9-15, 2023.

Our two sopranos singing the part of the Youth in Elijah are members of the Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choir. The Choir is hosting the 12th Tri-Annual edition of the Festival, an unforgettable week of concerts, competitions, special events, and cultural exchange. In a world filled with borders, the Golden Gate Festival helps children to build bridges. The Golden Gate bridge symbolizes the connection of two worlds – travel, conversation, and understanding between cultures. Participating choirs will sing, learn, and live with their peers from far and wide, rendering the faceless into friends.

For more information, please visit this link

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