Few wanted to serve in Nelson’s navy. Brutal and degrading, it could destroy body and soul. Many seamen, excluding the … [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
Thank you to Keith Sklower for capturing the performance of the Brahms German Requiem, and the Tragic Overture, on … [More...]
I want to thank and praise the graphic artist who put together the elegant advertising postcard for the Brahms Requiem. … [More...]
Arlene Sagan and Joe Liebling after the 2011 performance of Brahms Requiem. Photo by Bill Hocker Ein deutsches … [More...]
Emma Clarke is my granddaughter and has been coming to our concerts for the last 4 years. Even as an 11 year old … [More...]
On Monday, February 25, Ming led BCCO singers on a journey through the worlds of Brahms and requiems (BCCO has already … [More...]
Support BCCO as it sings through its next half-century!
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!