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].

Notre Dame de Namur University - Musical Arts Department

The Department of Musical Arts offers comprehensive professional training for the aspiring performer in concert, opera, and musical theater. Degrees include BFA in Musical Performance, MFA in Musical Performance and Graduate Performance Certificate.

Founded: 1851
Artistic Director: Debra Lambert

Notre Dame des Victoires Choir

Artistic Director: Steven Olbash
Where to hear them: Notre Dame des Victoires Church

Notte Voci

Notte Voci, founded in early 2016 is a classical vocal ensemble specializing in opera, musical theatre and art songs with piano or digital orchestral accompaniment for special events. You can book us on our FB page or on Gigsalad!

Founded: 2016
Artistic Director: Kristin Genis-Lund and Rachel Warner

Nova Vista Symphony

Founded: 1966
Artistic Director: Anthony Quartuccio
Where to hear them: Silicon Valley area


NovAntiqua is a collaborative collective of musicians (professional singers and actors, musical directors, music teachers, conductors, composers, and pianists) dedicated to performing vocal music in its many forms: choral, solo, chamber and small ensemble. Its members come from a wide variety of musical backgrounds and its repertoire reflects this diversity; NovAntiqua concerts run the gamut from medieval and Renaissance music to contemporary, jazz & gospel, and cabaret & musical theater.

Founded: 2015
Artistic Director: vocal (choral, solo, chamber) music/Dominic Lim
Where to hear them: Oakland, CA

Numi Opera

Numi Opera is a Los Angeles-based opera company. Conceived by Founding Director Gail Gordon, Numi Opera is a company inspired by her desire to stage works like the company’s debut productions, Alexander Von Zemlinky’s Der Zwerg, and Erich Wolfgang Korngold’s Die Tote Stadt. These works not only share a connection to Los Angeles but also share the fate of having been suppressed and banned by the Nazi regime due to the Jewish heritage of the composers. Gordon, the child of Jewish immigrants, feels deeply that the neglect of works of art such as these due to Nazi suppression over the greater portion of a century must be rectified in order to heal a portion of the many injustices perpetrated on the underrepresented and oppressed throughout music history.