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 June 2017 concert of Dvořák’s Stabat Mater

 Audience impressions from the June 2016 War Requiem concert

It has been a while since I was so moved by a performance. It was one of the most satisfying musical events that I have ever attended.

BCCO was wonderful last night, really thrilling and most impressively performed.

At a Berkeley Community Chorus & Orchestra board meeting in May 2012, Music Director Ming Luke suggested the possibility of a chorus tour to Europe in the summer of 2013. In response to exclamations of surprise, astonishment and perhaps a measure of incredulity, Ming said, “Why not?

by Tom Clark

Although BCCO is a bit unusual for a non-auditioned chorus in that it performs choral masterpieces that exceed the ability of most amateur singers, and it offers free concerts, the truly remarkable aspect about BCCO at this point in its history is Music Director Ming Luke.

by Elaine Jackson, Soprano, Co-chair, publicity committee
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