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].


This 20-voice ensemble of professional singers specializes in new works and commissions by composers from around the world. With a resident composer and an annual Choral Institute for high school singers, Volti has been recognized by ASCAP and other organizations for its commitment to the future of the choral art form.

Founded: 1979
Artistic Director: Robert Geary, founder and artistic director
Where to hear them: Venues throughout Bay Area

Vox Dilecti

Founded: 1979
Artistic Director: Larry Marietta
Where to hear them: San Francisco, Berkeley