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].
The Academy offers 8 levels of chorus programs for boys age 4 - 18. In 2004 the PBA started a day school with a full academic program.
Pacific Chamber Orchestra (PCO) brings together seasoned Bay Area professional music in intimate local venues to create inspirational classical music to enjoy with your friends and neighbors. PCO wants you to spend your time listening to classical music performed by musicians drawn from the San Francisco Symphony, Opera, Ballet and Broadway shows and soundtracks recorded at Skywalker Ranch. PCO also take seriously its mission to bring musical education to local schools by performing at several school venues throughout the school year.
Occasionally prepares choral works like Messiah and the Four Coronation Anthems for performance with the Pacific Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Lawrence Kohl.
Pacific Chamber Symphony has a season of 3 to 5 concerts sets with performances in San Francisco, Napa, Alameda and Contra Costa counties
Named a “venerable chorus” by Joshua Kosman (SF Chronicle), Pacific Edge Voices (formerly Pacific Mozart Ensemble) is a Grammy®-nominated chorus that has been captivating audiences around the world for 36 years. They are best known for their extensive, diverse repertoire of high quality choral music, as well as collaborations with high-profile and popular artists such as Dave Brubeck, Meredith Monk, and Bobby McFerrin, and recent intercultural collaboration projects with Cuban and Persian composers.
The Pacific Musical Society, founded in 1910, is the oldest active musical organization in the San Francisco Bay Area. Since our inception, we have nurtured the growth and careers of many young classical musicians through our annual competition. Recently we have expanded our mission, creating the Pacific Musical Society & Foundation, which will provide support throughout our musicians’ careers. Our goal is to help serious students of classical music not only find viable, fulfilling careers, but also emerge from their training with the life skills necessary to be successful all-rounders. In doing this, we are starting to tackle some of the broader, systemic problems that create roadblocks for young musicians pursuing a career in classical music. Your financial support directly contributes to our mission. Click here to donate.
Pacific Opera Project was founded in July of 2011 with the purpose of bring accessible, affordable, and entertaining opera to audiences across Los Angeles.
Mission Statement: To provide quality opera that is innovative, affordable, and entertaining in order to build a broader audience.
Vision Statement: In the future, opera will become a greater part of popular culture, as we develop a larger local community of opera lovers and launch the careers of opera makers.
Pacific Symphony, led by Music Director Carl St.Clair for the last 28 years, has been the resident orchestra of the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall for over a decade. Currently in its 39th season, the Symphony is the largest orchestra formed in the U.S. in the last 50 years and is recognized as an outstanding ensemble making strides on both the national and international scene, as well as in its own community of Orange County.