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].

Hamilton Square Baptist Church, San Francisco Jubilate Music Ministry

Music Educator, classical and church music, children through adults, choirs, orchestra, handbell choir.

Artistic Director: Florence Fong, EdD.

Handel and Haydn Society

Founded: 1815
Artistic Director: Harry Christophers
Where to hear them: Boston, MA

Harbin Conservatory of Music

The International Music Competition at Harbin is pleased to announce the second iteration of its event, to be held during the period between 28 August and 10 September, 2019. Open to musicians from across the world, IMCH is a rigorous and educational opportunity for competitors to refine their performance skills and receive feedback from an expert panel of judges. A selection of 30 pianists, 30 violinists, 35 vocalists and 6 composers will be invited to compete for several prizes after passing a qualifying round of video submissions.

Founded: 1900
Where to hear them:

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass

Free annual festival with Bluegrass and other styles, on 4-6 stages in Golden Gate park.

Artistic Director: Warren Hellman
Where to hear them: Speedway Meadow, Golden Gate Park

Harker Concert Series

Founded: 2011
Artistic Director: Chris Florio
Where to hear them: The Harker School


Harmonikos is a group of young composers who write music that ranges in style from romantic to post-modern. The group holds concerts every few months at the Crowden Music Center. For more information, visit

Founded: 2009
Where to hear them: The Crowden Music Center

Harmony '84

Japanese women's chorus group

Founded: 1984
Where to hear them: Palo Alto and SF/Bay area

Harmony Sweepstakes A Cappella Festival

We present a cappella groups at regional events around the country.

Founded: 1983
Artistic Director: John Neal

Harpeggio Music

Founded: 1998
Artistic Director: Stephanie Janowski & Heather Paschoal

Harpist Sarah Goss

Experienced classically trained Concert Harpist. Orchestral, Chamber, Sessions, Shows. Also Events, Weddings etc (classical and modern styles).