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].
Chamber Music Performance
The Calling All Choir is a San Francisco community singing organization led by founder and artistic director, Mark Growden. Our mission is to provide San Francisco Bay Area communities with a self-selecting choral group that performs works that are moving, challenging, beautiful, and often fun. Now in its 11th season, our choir includes seasoned professionals and devoted amateurs. Members range in age from 8 to 80 plus and readily share with each other the fun and experience for growing musically.
The Center for Literary Arts (CLA) provides readings, lectures, conversations, and seminars that allow the San Jose community to interact with writers of contemporary literature who have demonstrated exceptional voice and vision. Its mission is to spread the influence of, and interest in, literature throughout the South Bay and to facilitate cross-cultural understanding in the region’s ethnically diverse population through the appreciation of works of literature. Since 1986 the CLA’s Major Authors Series has been the most significant literary series in the region, and has included five winners of the Nobel Prize, sixteen winners of the National Book Award and twenty-nine winners of the Pulitzer Prize. The Center for Literary Arts is funded entirely by grants and donations from individuals and foundations, and supported, in part, by a Cultural Affairs grant from the City of San Jose and a Community Arts Fund grant from Arts Council Silicon Valley. Additional support is given by Poets & Writers, Inc. through a grant it has received from The James Irvine Foundation. The Center for Literary Arts is part of the College of Humanities and Arts at San Jose State University.