On Sept 30, 2016, BCCO’s longtime rehearsal space at First Congregation Church … [Read More...]
Welcome to StoryChorus
Community storytelling for the Berkeley Community Chorus & Orchestra
At StoryChorus, you will find anecdotes, stories, photos, music and musings contributed by the Berkeley Community Chorus & Orchestra and its extended “family.” Begun in early 2016 as a community storytelling project to celebrate BCCO’s 50th anniversary, StoryChorus continues to capture memories, experiences and observations of past and present singers, orchestra members, music staff, our audience and others who share our journey.
Support BCCO as it begins its next half-century!
More than 50 years of joyful rehearsals, breathtaking choral masterpieces, a loyal community of singers, growing audiences, dynamic performances, an outstanding orchestra, thrilling soloists, gifted young assistant conductors, highly successful composer competitions, a tradition of free concerts and of welcoming singers of all levels of experience, with no auditions. Founded in 1966 by Eugene Jones — the first African American conductor of a large Bay Area chorus and orchestra — BCCO choristers sing with deep commitment to community and an understanding of the power of music and the arts to create a better world. Help us keep singing for another 50 years!
New from the BCCO Community
Reflections on Dvorak's Stabat Mater, including his sensitivity to setting text, how … [Read More...]
We who sing in the BCCO chorus are very observant when it comes to our rehearsal … [Read More...]
Throughout this semester, I'll try to share with you my experiences with this chorus … [Read More...]
BCCO’s commanding performances of Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem at UC Berkeley’s … [Read More...]
Some reflections on the ways music benefits us and brings us together in challenging … [Read More...]