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].

Grace Note Chamber Players

Founded: 2010
Where to hear them: San Francisco; Peninsula' Silicon Valley

Gracias Choir

International Youth Fellowship (IYF) USA will present the 2014 Gracias Christmas Cantata U.S Tour, a month-long series of show-stopping musical events across 20 U.S cities (starting 9/26). With three beautiful, music-filled acts (Birth, Happiness, and Glory), and one eternal message of hope, Gracias Christmas Cantata expresses the true meaning of Christmas: the birth of hope, faith and love in our hearts.

Greek Chamber Music Project

The Greek Chamber Music Project (GCMP) is an arts presenter and record label devoted to the music of Greek composers, shedding light on little-known chamber music works, as well as revisiting popular songs in a fresh way. GCMP has several releases to its name, including "Hellenic Song: A Musical Migration" and "The Moon is Red: A Tribute to Manos Hadjidakis." GCMP has received support from the Hellenic Society Prometheas, the Greek Department at the University of Michigan, the Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Founded: 2010
Artistic Director: Ellie Falaris Ganelin

Green Music Center

The Donald and Maureen Green Music Center is a world-class performing arts complex in the heart of Northern California's renowned Wine Country. Located on the campus of Sonoma State University, the Green Music Center consists of mutliple performance venues, a music education wing, sprawling outdoor spaces, an on-site restaurant, and much more.

Where to hear them: Green Music Center

Grgich Hills Estate

Artistic Director: Violet Grgich

Grinnell Singers

The Grinnell Singers are a group of people who are highly diverse in terms of their backgrounds, interests, and talents, but who are united in their love of singing and their dedication to the choral art. They perform music from an extremely wide variety of traditions and locales, -- from Brahms to Bluegrass, from Renaissance England to twenty-first century New York.

Artistic Director: John Rommereim
Where to hear them: Currently on tour throughout California

Grisha Guitar

Artistic Director: Grisha Goryachev

Gryphons Wild

Founded: 2011
Artistic Director: Sally Terris

Gualala Arts Center

Founded: 1998
Artistic Director: David "Sus" Susalla
Where to hear them: Gualala Arts Center, 46501 Gualala Road, Gualala, California

Gualala Arts Chamber Music Committee

Founded: 1961
Artistic Director: Steve Chell, Chair
Where to hear them: Gualala Arts Center, Gualala, CA

Guerrilla Composers Guild

Founded: 2012
Artistic Director: Nick Benavides
Where to hear them: San Francisco Bay Area