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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Our audiences say

"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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Tickets are on sale now for our March concert, J. S. Bach’s monumental St. John Passion. an intensely vivid and dramatic portrayal of the passion of Christ.

Directed by Sanford Dole, BCG Artistic director, the Guild’s performance will be accompanied by the renowned Jubilate Orchestra on period instruments, and a cast of the Bay Area’s finest vocal soloists. The Evangelist will be sung by tenor Corey Head and Jesus by baritone Jeffrey Fields. Soprano, Tonia d’Amelio, contralto Heidi Waterman, tenor Michael Desnoyers, tenor, and baritone Nikolas Nackley perform the solo arias.

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