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].

Calpulli Tonalequeh

Founded: 1998

Calvary ConcertConnect

Founded: 2009
Artistic Director: Alden Gilchrist
Where to hear them: Calvary Presbyterian Church, 2515 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA 94115

Calvary Presbyterian Church

Founded: 1854
Artistic Director: Alden Gilchrist
Where to hear them: Calvary Presbyterian Church, 2515 Fillmore St., SF

Calvary Presbyterian Church Chancel Choir

Founded: 1854
Artistic Director: Alden Gilchrist
Where to hear them: Calvary Presbyterian Church, 2515 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA 94115

Calvary Presbyterian Church Chancel Choir and Orchestra

Artistic Director: Alden Gilchrist

Cambrian Symphony

Founded in 2013, the Cambrian Symphony is comprised of community-minded individuals that act not only as musicians on the stage, but as students, doctors, lawyers, engineers, designers, research scientists and educators throughout the Bay Area. Their joy of making and sharing music is infectious and is the foundation for their contribution to the arts. Under the leadership of conductor Scott Krijnen, the orchestra mentors approximately 40 students from local public schools including but not limited to Title 1 schools Castillero Middle and Lincoln High Schools, providing students countless performance opportunities not available to them through their school or traditional student ensembles. Through our unique integration of volunteer professionals and students, Cambrian Symphony strives to share our joy of creating music not only with our audiences but with the future musicians in our community. As part of our mission to make music accessible to all, we offer our concerts free to the public and charge no tuition to our student musicians. Affiliated with the San Jose Dance Theatre, the Cambrian Symphony is in its fourth year of collaboration with their production of Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker, receiving rave reviews, and is now embarking on its third full season of concerts. Recent highlights include the world premiere of Luis Andrei Cobo's Piano Concerto featuring pianist Tamami Honmo on June 16, 2017, which received KDFC's Best of the Bay 2016-17 award for Best New Music Performance and Best Discovery. In 2016, Cambrian Symphony’s conductor, Scott Krijnen, was the recipient of the CSN Bay Area All-Star Teacher Award for his remarkable dedication to his students and significant presence within the community.

Founded: 2015
Artistic Director: Scott Krijnen
Where to hear them: San Jose State University, Music Concert Hall. 2018-2019 Season begins September 15, 2018

Camerata Singers of Monterey County

The Camerata Singers of Monterey County provides high quality cultural and educational opportunities for a multi-generational audience through the production of choral music recognized for its imaginative programming and performance excellence.

Founded: 1980
Artistic Director: John Koza
Where to hear them: Venues throughout Monterey County, primarily in Salinas, Monterey, and Carmel-by-the-Sea

Cañada College Faculty Music Recital

Where to hear them: Main Theatre at Cañada College 4200 Farm Hill Blvd., Building 3 Redwood City, CA 94061

Cançonier

Founded: 2008
Artistic Director: Annette Bauer / Tim Rayborn
Where to hear them: SF Bay Area and nationally

Candlelight Concert Series - The Episcopal Church of St. Mary the Virgin

Founded: 1979
Artistic Director: E.E. "Chip" Grant IV
Where to hear them: 2325 Union Street @ Steiner, San Francisco, CA 94123

Cantabile Youth Singers of Silicon Valley

Cantabile Youth Singers brings world-class artistic excellence in vocal music instruction to the youth of Silicon Valley by creating a supportive, enriching choral community for all, fostering the innate beauty, talent, and individual freedom of expression within each singer and engaging them in performances of the highest caliber.

Founded: 1995
Artistic Director: Elena Sharkova
Where to hear them: California Theatre in San Jose, First United Methodist Church in Palo Alto

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