Welcome to the Bay Choral Guild

The Bay Choral Guild is a 40-voice, auditioned chorus based in Palo Alto with singers from around the Bay Area. BCG's outstanding musical ensemble and rich repertoire are the foundation for innovative programs that bring works together in new and unusual ways. Our concerts offer both audiences and singers the opportunity to enjoy fresh and exciting choral music experiences, and balance enjoyment of the music with new insight and understanding.

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"Pro-level singing ensemble. Was like listening to KDFC-FM, but with the people actually in the same room. I kept waiting to hear Hoyt Smith intone, "That was the Bay Choral Guild... performing..."

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February 28, Campbell     March 1, San Francisco     March 2, Palo Alto

Bay Choral Guild’s Mozart Festival  is a glorious celebration of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and the Classical Era.  We’re singing three of Mozart’s choral masterpieces -Regina Coeli, Coronation Mass and Vesperae solennes de Confessore  (Solemn Vespers).

The BCG chorus, directed by Sanford Dole, will be accompanied by the renowned Jubilate Orchestra of period instruments and four superb Bay Area soloists: Ann Moss, soprano, Janet Campbell, contralto, Corey Head, tenor, and Jeffrey Fields, baritone.

We’ve started rehearsing and the music is fantastic!  You’re probably familiar with Regina Coeli and the  Coronation Mass, both beautiful, well-loved, wonderful to sing and to listen to. Vesperae solennes de Confessore may not be something you have heard. If not, you’re in for a very special treat – it’s spectacular! It’s anything but solemn and full of fireworks – incredibly exciting with orchestra and soloists!  So put Mozart Festival on your calendar – Feb. 28 in Campbell, March 1 in SF, March 2 in Palo Alto.

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