BCCO runs on energy from dedicated and talented volunteers, who take care of everything from setting up chairs for rehearsals to writing newsletters, from raising funds to serving on the volunteer Board. Learning and performing great choral masterworks is our reason for existence, but a lot goes on behind the scenes to make it all work.
BCCO Finds a New Home- BCCO responds to the fire at First Congregational Church
BCCO Volunteers put the “C” in Community- From setting up rehearsal chairs to coordinating all-day rehearsals, 82% or 183 of our 223 chorus members volunteer to keep BCCO running.
Who designed BCCO’s 50th Anniversary logo…?- Love that logo...!
Coincidence on a rainy day- What can happen when you volunteer
The Homeless among us- This piece discusses visits by the homeless to our rehearsals
The Interloper- Interloper wanting to sing with us at St. Joe's
BCCO at People’s Park- Longtime bass player Mardi Mertens tells what happened in 1969 when BCCO tried to play in People's Park.
BCCO Board Meetings — a sketch- A sketch of BCCO Board meetings by tenor Pam Miller
Heart and Dove T-Shirts for the England Tour- BCCO soprano Mary Borders describes the creation of heart and dove t-shirts for a chorus tour of England.
Chichester Psalms and the Lady with the Big Hat- The tale of the lady with the big hat who joined us to sing the Chichester Psalms, but sang with us only once.
Christian Fritze, BCCO Board President Extraordinaire- By dint of his musical education, experiences and finely honed abilities in numerous other areas, Christian Fritze is well positioned to continue the traditions and practices of BCCO’s excellent leadership and rich fifty-year history.
Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack…- Betty Pigford and Jim Demlet were waving at the camera, sporting gloves in the stands on a cool evening.
Bill Hocker, BCCO Photographer- Bill Hocker began taking photos of BCCO in the spring of 2011. He was originally attracted to the space and architecture of St. Joseph the Worker Church, but once he started photographing the chorus he was hooked.
BCCO sets record for concert set up- When we performed at St. Joseph the Worker Church, setting up for concerts was a marathon. BCCO volunteers (and friends and family) did it all.
Hearts and Doves: Evolution of a Symbol- The heart and dove symbol links today’s singers and orchestra members with the hundreds of others who have been part of BCCO over the past five decades.