Sitting at the piano every week, playing entire scores with two hands, our accompanists support us in learning the music. We’ve been blessed with some very talented and hardworking musicians who have become integral parts of our musical and community lives.
Carrie Hennessey and Jason Sherbundy: a recital preview - Carrie Hennessey and Jason Sherbundy treated BCCO chorus members to a preview of their upcoming recital, a benefit for BCCO, as they performed Beim Schlafengehen, by Richard Strauss, one of his Vier letzte Lieder (Four Last Songs).
Jason Sherbundy, Portrait of our Accompanist - A portrait of our accompanist, Jason Sherbundy
Singing Collin’s Praise - As BCCO members we have witnessed Collin’s extraordinary accompanist abilities. Recently, a small group of us enjoyed a wonderful concert at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music showcasing his talents as a composer and conductor. All the music he created, using texts of Pablo Neruda, e.e.cummings, Emily Dickinson and Christina Rossetti, was beautiful and showed […]
Farewell to Collin, an extraordinary musician - A farewell to Collin Whitfied, our extraordinary accompanist, as he heads off to the next phase of his life.
The Sockettes, World Premiere Performance - The World Premiere of the Sockettes at the 2016 Untalent Show, March 5, 2016, a BCCO retreat tradition. Costumes: Linda Morris, Direction: Pam Miller, un-talent: evenly distributed! note – it took a bit for the cameraman to realize that dead-center perspective was needed and reposition himself. So keep watching to get the better visuals.
Accompanist Extraordinaire: Collin Whitfield - When Collin Whitfield was seven, his Dad’s friend needed to get rid of a beat-up, 90-year-old upright piano, chipped ivory keys and all.
BCCO All-Day Rehearsals: a tradition of music and fine food - All-day rehearsals have been a BCCO tradition that lets us delve into aspects of the music and of singing that we often don’t have time for during the regular Monday night rehearsals and give us a chance to learn from other conductors and musicians. On Saturday (November 14) we were joined in the morning by soprano Shauna […]