Something to Sing About prompts and responses:
Musical Magic working with BCCO- There have been many magical music moments in working with BCCO but these two stand out for me: St. John Passion in the Berkeley Community Theater and Dvorak's Requiem in Prague.
Wish BCCO a Happy Birthday!- An online guest book for our 50th anniversary concerts! Wish BCCO a happy 50th birthday, and share your thoughts and memories about singing, the chorus, and the concert.
Dewey Livingston on Eugene Jones and the doves- Dewey Livingston tells of a magical music moment with Eugene Jones.
Jeff Mertens on Singing with the Trees- BCCO trombone player Jeff Mertens tells of a magical moment with former music director Eugene Jones.
Brahms Requiem on Mother’s Day- Brahms Requiem on Mothers Day
The Right Place- A new member finds that he has come to the right place.
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. [soliloquy id=”4111″] On Saturday (November 14) we were joined in the morning […]
The “B” in BCCO: Berkeley- As we sang our response to the city's proclamation, we were tied to the "B" in BCCO, to our origins as the Berkeley Community chorus & Orchestra.
Finlandia, 50 years ago- Finlandia,by Jean Sibelius, was often performed as an audience sing-along under Arlene Sagan. It also has an unexpected connection to BCCO's anniversary.
How I Backed into BCCO- Alto Karen Davison talks about her journey to BCCO, and how she found herself so involved with the chorus.
Verdi’s Requiem, BCCO in 2004 with Arlene- Verdi's Requiem 2004 with Arlene
Verdi’s Requiem as singer and conductor- BCCO Music Director Ming Luke reflects on singing and conducting Verdi's Requiem.
My First Rehearsal with BCCO- Music Director Ming Luke remembers his first rehearsal with BCCO.
50 Years Ago- As Berkeley Community Chorus & Orchestra enters its 50th year, we're wondering what was happening 50 years ago, when Eugene Jones started the chorus?
Duruflé lit up the heavens- Duruflé's Requiem, performed in a howling rainstorm, led us to a magical experience.
BCCO, heard around the world!- Encourage friends who listened to our concert on the stream to add their location and any reactions to the performance in the comments here, so everyone can see how far our voices reached!
In the Beginning: your first rehearsal- What are your memories of your first rehearsal or your first season, of singing in your first concert?
Verdi Requiem through the Ages- In Aspire to the Stars, Arlene Sagan asked "If people want to sing Verdi, and have never sung before, where do they go?" BCCO, of course!
Magical Musical Moments- Sometimes while rehearsing or performing, I ( or you) might have the experience of magical moment -- the harmony is perfect, our voices are all blending, we are really one with each other and the music.