Berkeley Women's Community Chorus

REHEARSALS:   Thursdays, beginning August 31  7-9 pm  &  a Saturday or Sunday rehearsal TBD

DRESS REHEARSALS:  Tuesday Nov, 14 and Thursday, Nov. 16 (required attendance)  7-10 pm
LOCATION of REHEARSALS: Northbrae Community Church, 941 The Alameda, Berkeley 94707   
Sunday, November 19   4pm

Free practice MP3 files will be available to download and Youtube links for listening will be provided.

Return completed form with check payable to “BCCO”    and send to Debra Golata 1731 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, Ca 94703--by July 15 for early registration (to assure music order) or by Aug. 15 (music may be delayed) REGISTRATION FEE: $140 (for 13 rehearsals and a final dress rehearsal)  and $25 for music.

For more information contact  Debra Golata or call  510-984-8892

More repertoire information soon to come.

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Repertoire:   (subject to change)                                                                                                                                                

Dixit Dominus - Baldassare Galuppi

Jubilant Song Norman Dello Joio

El Paso de la Siguiriya

Tundra (Gjeilo)

Wir eilen (Bach)

Oiseaux Si Tous (Mozart)

A Wink and a Smile





BACKGROUND OF THE WOMEN'S CHORUS: In response to the overwhelming interest in Berkeley Community Chorus and Orchestra, which has a full membership, a new women’s chorus was developed, directed by Debra Golata. We hold to the high standards of BCCO--singing in 2 to 4 part harmony, in a variety of languages with development of vocal and musical skills.

DIRECTOR DEBRA GOLATAreceived a bachelor’s degree in music education from Michigan State University and a master’s degree in choral conducting from San Jose State University.  She has studied modern and flamenco dance, acting, and classical voice in San Francisco, New York City and Santiago de Compostela, Spain.  Her vocal performance experience includes solo recitals, opera, musicals, and professional choral singing. She sang with the acclaimed Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra Chorale for 15 years, and she has concertized throughout the United States and Mexico with classical guitarist Jon Harris.  For Oakland’s Rockridge Chorale she performed as vocal soloist in India and England and has served as accompanist, assistant conductor and vocal coach for the San Francisco Lyric Chorus.  She is organist and music director at Northbrae Community Church in Berkeley and teaches private voice and piano lessons, as well as general music classes for schools in the Bay Area.