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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Music for Holy Week March 13, 14, 15, 2015

As a prelude to the Easter season, BCG presents a variety of unaccompanied works, from Renaissance to modern, composed for the Christian Church’s most sacred liturgies – Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter. Our program includes the powerful Osterhymne by Josef Rheinberger for 8 voices, and the lovely Hear My Prayer, O Lord, by Henry Purcell, as well as works by Orlando di Lasso, Carlo Gesualdo, Anton Bruckner, John Tavener and Moses Hogan.

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