Summer 2021 singing with BCCO

Works by Johannes Brahms. Featured work: Gesang der Parzen (Song of Fates). We’ll also rehearse Liebeslieder Walzer nos. 5, 8, 11 and Waldesnacht (Op. 62 no. 3)

Mondays at 6:45pm PDT
June 7 – 14 – 21 – 28

Registration for August series still open!

Please register by July 5 if you’d like a paper copy of the score. Registration with PDF scores is open until Aug 1. Please use the link at the bottom of this page.

Quilt Songs: Women Weaving the Fabric of Life. A work in five moments inspired by the quilts of Kay McCarthy, composed by Carol Barnett (1949-), Ysaÿe Barnwell (1946-), Gabriela Lena Frank (1972-), Libby Larsen (1950-), and Alice Parker (1925-). Quilt Songs was commissioned in 2015 by Minnesota’s Vocal Essence chorus. They’ve published a booklet of Composer’s Notes accompanied by images of the quilts and poems that inspired each movement, view it here.

Mondays at 6:45 pm PDT
August 2 – 9 – 16 – 23

6:45 – 7:30 Vocal exercises & warmup, ear training, music analysis, etc.
7:30 – 8:45 Rehearsing the featured works
8:45 – 9:xx Easy sight-singing and popular songs

These are virtual Zoom rehearsals. Join for the full evenings or just for the segments that appeal.


Tuition for the four August rehearsals is $30.

Sheet music

Quilt Songs is under copyright. You can elect to work from a PDF score for viewing on a screen or printing at home. The price for a PDF from the publisher is $7.50 We will make the purchase for you and email you the PDF file. If you prefer a paper score, we can obtain those from the publisher for $12.50 per copy and will make them available for pick-up at the home of a singer in Berkeley during the week before rehearsals begin. You must register by July 5 to order a Quilt Songs paper score for pick-up in Berkeley. If you live outside the Bay Area, please choose the PDF; we will not mail paper scores.

– Register here –

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