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].

Teatro ZinZanni

Founded: 2000
Artistic Director: Norman Langill
Where to hear them: Pier 29, The Embarcadero (at Battery Street), San Francisco, CA

Teja Gerken

Acoustic guitar.

Founded: 1970

Telluride Chamber Players

Founded: 1973
Artistic Director: Roy Malan
Where to hear them: Telluride Chamber Music Festival, Telluride CO

Temescal String Quartet

Founded: 2007
Artistic Director: Katherine Button
Where to hear them: San Francisco, Berkeley

Temescal String Quartet

String Quartets from Hayden to Prokofiev

Founded: 2004
Where to hear them: San Francisco Bay Area

Temple Choir at FPCO

Founded: 1863
Artistic Director: Dr. Cyril Deaconoff
Where to hear them: First Presbyterian Church of Oakland

Temple Hill Choir & Orchestra

Founded: 2002
Artistic Director: Alan Chipman
Where to hear them: Oakland California Temple - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Temple Hill Choir and Orchestra

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The Temple Hill Choir and Orchestra present sacred and classical oratorios, Christmas concerts, American music concerts, and other fun music for communities throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Each Easter, the Temple Hill Choir and Orchestra join with singers from around the Bay Area to present Interfaith concerts including Lamb of God Easter Oratorio at various churches, which in the past has included St. Mary's Cathedral in San Francisco, Oakland Temple Hill Auditorium, the Santa Clara Mission Church at Santa Clara University, and the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Joseph in San Jose. All concerts are free and open to the public as a gift to the community. Some concerts have benefited Bay Area charities including the Refugee Relocation program of Catholic Charities, and the annual American Red Cross Bay Area Interfaith Blood Drive.

Founded: 1999
Artistic Director: Alan Chipman
Where to hear them: St. Mary's Catholic Church on April 9, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. - Lamb of God Easter Oratorio Oakland Temple Hill Auditorium on April 15 and 16 at 7 p.m. - Lamb of God Easter Oratorio Cathedral Basilica of Saint Joseph in San Jose on April 22 and 23 at 7:30 p.m. - Lamb of God Easter Oratorio

Temple Hill Symphony

Founded: 1996
Artistic Director: John Pew
Where to hear them: Mormon Temple, Oakland Hills

Temple Sinai, Oakland

Tenth Avenue Players (TAP)

Tenth Avenue Players (affectionately known as TAP) formed when four long-time friends and musical colleagues decided to slow down and dig deep. Frustrated with tight rehearsal schedules and a never-quite-satisfied urge to explore further, these award-winning musicians aligned themselves with a mission to perform, promote, record, and commission great chamber music at the highest level. Marked by their powerful sound and profound unity of expression, many performances by the San Francisco-based group feature dynamic instrumentation, as the ensemble expands and contracts with repertoire for duo, trio, quartet and beyond. The musicians of TAP each have varied and busy performing careers, having performed on the stages of Alice Tully Hall, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Davies Symphony Hall, the New York City Center, and through the airwaves of WNYC, WHYY, WQXR, WFMT Chicago, and KALW. Committed to promoting the work of living composers, all members have premiered, presented, and/or commissioned new music.

Founded: 2016
Artistic Director: Laura Gaynon

Terra Cultura

Terra Cultura's mission is to cultivate resilient communities empowered through education and collaboration in agroecology, sustainable living and the arts.

Founded: 2017