BCCO Outreach – The Chamber Singers

Photo: Bill Hocker


The Berkeley Community Chamber Singers (BCCS) is an a cappella group that serves as BCCO’s outreach arm. Currently at 21 voices strong, BCCS sings a varied repertoire that ranges from madrigal and international music to traditional and pop Americana. BCCS performs at such venues as senior residences, hospitals, shelters, street fairs, and other community events.  – Check us out HERE.

BCCS is led by Music Director Costas Dafnis, a multiple award-winning composer and sound artist. Costas writes music for orchestral concerts, theatrical productions, dance, and interactive games. He teaches technology and composition at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and has lectured in film at the San Francisco Art Institute. His work Carmen Vocis won the 2013 BCCO Young Composition Award and was performed  by the chorus at the spring concert. 

2023 performances were at the North and South Berkeley Senior Centers, Berkeley Pines, Chaparral House, Merritt Crossing; Elmwood and Solano (Albany) street fairs; and concerts at St. Albans Episcopal Church and St. Mary Magdalen Church: Recent concert info here and here.

Confirmed  Spring 2024 performances will be added below as these are scheduled. 

  • Spring Concert,** First Church of Christ Scientist, 2619 Dwight Way, Berkeley; Sunday June 2, 4pm  
  • BCCS would love to perform at your event or venue in 2024 – please ask!
  • ** open to the public

Spring signups for new singers are underway – Join Us! The Chamber Singers meet on Tuesdays, 6:30 to 8:30 PM, at First Church of Christ Scientist, 2619 Dwight Way, Berkeley (new location).

Current membership, by section:

Soprano Alto Tenor Bass
Lin Clymer Catherine Atcheson Joan King-Angell Stan Dewey
Madeleine Gordon Janice Murota Ignacio Dayrit Kevin Mann
Christine Izaret Deborah Lloyd Eloise Fox George Martin
Alice McCain Janet Lord Janet Hack Jarred Miyamoto-Mills
Janelle Noble Lisa Nelbach Paloma Pavel Richard Page
Melody Noll Ellen Rosenfield   Howard Rosenberg
Susan Wakerlin     Brian Shillinglaw

For more information please contact:
Berkeley Community Chorus & Orchestra, 510-433-9599,
or [email us] (Please enter “Chamber Singers” in first line of the message)

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