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].
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.
Serve as the focal point for Art and Culture in the Bayview Hunters Point Community by providing accessible, diverse, and high - quality arts education, cultural programs and community events in a safe environment.
The BBC Proms is a classical music festival held every summer at the Royal Albert Hall in London, and in recent years has explored new venue spaces through the innovative “Proms at ...” series of events. Its aim is to bring the best in classical music to the widest possible audience, which remains true to founder-conductor Henry Wood's original vision in 1895. The BBC took over the Proms in 1927 and began broadcasting the concerts with the aim of "truly democratising the message of the music, and making its beneficent effect universal."
“Proms” is short for promenade concerts — informal and inexpensive concerts with an opportunity for promenaders (“prommers”) to stand and listen.
Listeners can stream performances from the Proms online.
As part of his continuing commitment to social justice and the plight of the homeless, local composer Henry Mollicone will conduct two performances of his Beatitude Mass. Both concerts are free; donations will be gratefully accepted, and all proceeds will be directed to local organizations that provide support and services to the homeless in our communities.