On January 4, 5, and 6, 2019, BCCO performed Antonín Dvořák’s 1885 cantata The Spectre's Bride, based on Svatební … [More...]
Community Storytelling for the Berkeley Community Chorus & Orchestra
For more than 50 years, the Berkeley Community Chorus & Orchestra has provided people of all musical abilities and backgrounds to sing major symphonic choral works — and has performed them free of charge for the community. StoryChorus was founded in our 50th year as a way to capture and share our history and the joy we feel while singing and playing in this unique musical organization.
New stories by and about the BCCO community
Recorded at a Monday night rehearsal of the Berkeley Community Chorus & Orchestra, as we prepare for this exciting … [More...]
Julia Morris is known to BCCO as the always smiling, energetic assistant conductor beginning in fall, 2018. I spent some … [More...]
Folk tales, like dreams, often make a visit into the dark of night and/or a dense forest where confusion and danger come … [More...]
Here are just a few thoughts to share because I’ve been puzzled by The Spectre’s Bride. I’ve been asking myself why … [More...]
A Bouquet, a collection of 13 poems, and the text of Dvorak’s cantata, The Spectre’s Bride In Czech, Dvorak’s title is … [More...]
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More than 50 seasons 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!