Bay Area Music Groups
The Bay Area is home to literally hundreds of classical music organizations, from community choruses to world-renowned orchestras, opera companies and chamber ensembles. This listing provides all the vital statistics for Bay Area music groups, as well as a summary of what they do best. Search by type of organization or alphabetically. Note to classical music groups: If your organization is not listed here or there is an error in your listing, please email [email protected].
BARS provides a safe and inclusive environment for musicians of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions. BARS makes cultural, social, and educational contributions to the San Francisco Bay Area by performing ambitious repertoire.
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BASOTI is an intensive summer program designed to meet singers where they are in their careers, and take them to the next level.
The Bay Area Vocal Academy (BAVA) Summer Intensive is for young singers (advanced middle-schoolers and high schoolers) looking to immerse themselves in the art of singing. Singers will learn vocal technique, stagecraft, score preparation/study, repertoire, and some foreign language. This classical singing program will touch on American Art Song, German Lieder, Italian Arias, and some Musical Theater. Our expert faculty will lead voice lessons, piano coachings, and seminars on all aspects of preparing a song. The singers will show their artistic growth in a final showcase performance at the week’s end.
The Bay Choral Guild is a 40-voice, auditioned chorus based in Palo Alto with singers from around the Bay Area. BCG's outstanding musical ensemble and rich repertoire are the foundation for innovative programs that bring works together in new and unusual ways. Our concerts offer both audiences and singers the opportunity to enjoy fresh and exciting choral music experiences, and balance enjoyment of the music with new insight and understanding. BCG rehearses in Palo Alto on Monday evenings at 7:30pm from September through June. We perform three times a year in Palo Alto, San Francisco and Campbell.