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].
In 1987, Artistic Director David Morales founded Cantare Con Vivo (To Sing With Life) as a non-profit, tax-exempt music organization. From its inception, the 24-singer mixed choral ensemble has provided choral music with an uncompromising commitment to excellence for its singers and listeners. In 1989 they expanded to 40 singers and remained as such for a decade, until February 1999, when Cantare reorganized, forming three distinct wings to its program: Cantare Chorale (100 voices), Chamber Ensemble (24 voices), and a Music Education and Outreach Program for children in Oakland's urban center currently serving 2000 students each week.
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Cappella Romana is a professional vocal ensemble dedicated to combining passion with scholarship in its exploration of the sacred music in the Christian traditions of East and West. Founded in San Francisco in 1991, the ensemble is known especially for its performances and recordings of Greek and Russian Orthodox choral works, Byzantine chant, and early and contemporary sacred music.
The Society presents a season of world-class performances yearly, and also runs a competition for aspiring young musicians for audiences of the Central Coast