BCCO’s commanding performances of Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem at UC Berkeley’s … [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 early 2016 as a community storytelling project to celebrate BCCO’s 50th anniversary, StoryChorus continues to capture memories, experiences and observations of past and present singers, orchestra members, music staff, our audience and others who share our journey.
Support BCCO as it begins its next half-century!
More than 50 years 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
Some reflections on the ways music benefits us and brings us together in challenging … [Read More...]
Reflections on our two works for this week's concert: Mozart's Requiem, which many of … [Read More...]
Please share your reflections, stories, photos about Bill Beahrs in the comments … [Read More...]
3 December 2003, dress rehearsal at St. Joseph's: The evening light in the church is … [Read More...]
On Saturday, June 4, 2016, we streamed our performance of Benjamin Britten's War … [Read More...]