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].
Marin Baroque, founded in 2012, is a 16-voice emerging-professional chamber choir and period-instrument orchestra based in San Rafael, Marin County, CA. Daniel Canosa is Music Director.
Four levels of classes are offered for girls in 1st through 10th grades. Music theory, note reading, voice training, and ear training are an integral part of the weekly classes. Choristers are also introduced to rhythm and percussion instruments as part of their music instruction
After more than forty years of presenting concerts, the Marin Music Chest made the annual scholarship program its primary mission, providing financial support to promising Marin County students of classical music.
Marin Oratorio is a 100-voice chorus headquartered at the College of Marin, Kentfield, CA.
The chorus sings major works, with professional orchestra and soloists, and performs annually in December and May. Auditions are conducted at the beginning of the season, in late August, and again in January.
This orchestra comprises both professional and community musicians, presenting a wide array of classical music. With its Youth Orchestra and annual Family and Holiday Concerts, the Marin Symphony is a major presence in Marin County.
The 44-member Chamber Chorus sings annual Holiday Concerts in the San Rafael Mission Church. These concerts are presented on the first weekend of December and include a mix of world Holiday music, featured youth choirs, vocal soloists, Marin Symphony instrumentalists, smaller vocal ensembles, and audience-sung carols.
The 45-member Chamber Chorus sings annual Holiday Concerts in the San Rafael Mission Church. These concerts are presented on the first weekend of December and include a mix of world Holiday music, featured youth choirs, vocal soloists, Marin Symphony instrumentalists, smaller vocal ensembles, and audience-sung carols.
Youth Orchestra composed of approximately 80 high school and middle school musicians in Marin and neighboring communities.
Connect with their audience - not just through the music itself, but through the ways in which they introduce their pieces, giving some historical background before each piece.