In January 2018, the Berkeley Community Chorus & Orchestra presented, for the first time, an all-Russian repertoire, under the direction of Ming Luke. In the first half of the program, the orchestra played a suite from Prokofiev’s ballet Romeo and Juliet.
BCCO trombone player Jeff Mertens tells of a magical moment with former music director Eugene Jones.
Longtime bass player Mardi Mertens tells what happened in 1969 when BCCO tried to play in People’s Park.
Dana Kemp is a trumpet player who was a member of the Berkeley Community Chorus Orchestra for many years, frequently featured as a soloist.