Berkeley Women’s Community Chorus

Fall 2022 Season! Rights, Rites and Rise

  • Rehearsals weekly from Sept 1 – Nov 10, 7-9 pm
  • Extra Saturday Rehearsals TBA 9:30-12:30 pm
  • Dress Rehearsals Nov 15, 7-9:30 pm & Nov 17, 7-10 pm
  • Concert Nov 20, 4pm

Here is a repertoire and listening list

Registration Process

  •  1. Register or let Deb Golata know your intentions by AUGUST 7 so we know that the chorus is a “GO”. 
  • 2. Link to registration form is HERE. Print a copy and mail or email a filled-out form to Deb Golata
  • 3. Payment:   
    Mail a check payable to BCCO to: Debra Golata 1731 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, 94703

    or…


Music Director: Debra Golata
dgolata@yahoo.com


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. The repertoire is classically based but also includes selections from world music and jazz standards. 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 GOLATA received 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.

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