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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Bay Choral Guild presents a premiere performance of composer Paul Ayers’ Messyah!

In this fresh take on Handel’s beloved oratorio, Ayres re-conceives each Messiah movement in one of the musical styles that have appeared since Handel wrote the original. In the course of the evening we encounter jazz, gospel, mash-ups, improvisation, sight-gags and more, with all the variations clearly rooted in Handel’s familiar melodies and harmonies.

BCG will collaborate with the Redwood Symphony, Eric K. director, for the world’s first presentation of this newly completed Messyah score. Joining us on this exciting adventure are vocal soloists, Ann Moss, soprano, Kathleen Moss, alto, Michael Desnoyer, tenor, and Igor Vieira, bass.

Concerts are December 8, 9, and 10 in Campbell, Palo Alto, and San Francisco. This performance is funded in part by a grant from SV Creates, Silicon Valley.


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