Below are some upcoming events, sponsored by musical and choral organizations not directly connected to BCCO. Because they help advance the collaborative spirit among Bay Area groups, we strongly urge singers to consider joining these efforts. We’ll attempt to update this list often and invite other choral organizations to submit projects to be included here.
Each summer, the Oakland Symphony Chorus hosts a Summer Sing-Ins series. Each Sing-In focuses on a major work or style of music and is open to anyone in the community. It is your opportunity to experience singing in a large chorus and be part of the music making. Sing-Ins are led by some of the leading conductors of the Bay Area. Past conductors have included Lynne Morrow, Vance George, Michael Morgan, and Sanford Dole.
Please note that Sing-Ins are on Wednesday nights from 7-9:30 pm, at the Oakland Masonic Center, from mid-July thru the end of August.
2019 Summer Sing-Ins Schedule
July 10 – Arnold Lee – Mozart’s Great Mass in c minor
July 17 – Michael Morgan – Faure’s Requiem, Boito’s Mefistofele Prologue
July 24 – William Sauerland – Handel’s Messiah Choruses, parts 2 & 3
July 31 – Lynne Morrow – Verdi’s Requiem
August 7 – Robert Geary – Durufle’s Requiem and Bach b minor Mass choruses
August 14 – Derek Tam – Israel in Egypt
More information: OSC Summer Sing-In
MANY VOICES, SUMMER NIGHTS
Join us for our NEW Tuesday evenings community sings!
July 30: Mozart Requiem and Vivaldi Gloria, with Wei Cheng, UC Berkeley
August 6: Broadway Blast! with Trente Morant, Berkeley Broadway Singers
August 13: Brahms A German Requiem, with Magen Solomon, SF Bach Choir
7-10 pm, Calvery Presbyterian Church, 2515 Fillmore, SF
Tickets: $15 or all 3 nights for $40; students $5
More information: SF Bach Choir
California Bach Society Summer Choral Workshop 2019
BACH ST. JOHN PASSION
Saturday, August 17, 2019
10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
$55, includes music and lunch
Experience Bach's St. John Passion first-hand with Paul Flight and members of the California Bach Society. Paul Flight will offer insightful commentary as we sing beloved chorales and exciting choruses. Workshop singers participate in the stirring crowd choruses during the narrative, as well as in the chorales, familiar and comforting to the congregations in Bach's time.
Scores will be provided at the workshop and will be available for download several weeks in advance. Food and drinks will be provided.
Sales will begin on April 26. Purchase tickets here (via Brown Paper Tickets)
To order tickets by mail, print out the Workshop flyer here, include a check for $55 to the California Bach Society, and mail to:
California Bach Society
PO Box 1526
Palo Alto, CA 94302
SCHOLA CANTORUM Silicon Valley
Join us this summer for our annual sing-alongs of beloved choral masterworks. You bring the voice; we supply the scores; our accompanist Dawn Reyen provides the 10-fingered orchestra; and a variety of local conductors stitch it all together. Stay tuned for full details and ticket sales.
|7/8||Bach Magnificat; Schubert Mass in G|
|7/22||Vivaldi Gloria; Fauré Requiem|
|8/5||Vaughan Williams Dona Nobis Pacem|