A few years ago, I was invited to rehearse the Bolshoi Orchestra, an amazing … [Read More...]
Welcome to StoryChorus
Community storytelling for the Berkeley Community Chorus & Orchestra
At StoryChorus, you will find anecdotes, stories, photos, music and musings contributed by the Berkeley Community Chorus & Orchestra and its extended “family.” Begun in 2016 to celebrate BCCO’s 50th anniversary, StoryChorus captures memories, experiences, and observations of those who share our musical journey: past and present singers, orchestra members, music staff, soloists, and our loyal audience.
Support BCCO as it begins its next half-century!
Now in its 52nd season of joyful rehearsals, breathtaking choral masterpieces, a loyal community of singers, growing audiences, dynamic performances, an outstanding orchestra, thrilling soloists, gifted young assistant conductors, highly successful composer competitions, a tradition of free concerts and of welcoming singers of all levels of experience, with no auditions. Founded in 1966 by Eugene Jones — the first African American conductor of a large Bay Area chorus and orchestra — BCCO choristers sing with deep commitment to community and an understanding of the power of music and the arts to create a better world. Help us keep singing for another 50 years!
New from the BCCO Community
Langston Hughes wrote a poem about the Mississippi. “My soul has grown deep as the … [Read More...]
The challenges and importance of singing Russian choral works goes beyond learning to … [Read More...]
THANK YOU FOR LETTING ME SING WITH YOU Last year when Kevin Westbrooke (BCCO … [Read More...]
We were lucky to capture a special moment as Carrie Hennessey and Jason Sherbundy … [Read More...]
Dvořák is one of my great musical loves; singing the Stabat Mater — my first time — … [Read More...]