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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Bay Choral Guild presents a delightful and highly engaging concert of four centuries of music based on Shakespeare’s poems and plays. The songs, by composers from the 18th-21st Century, are all quite different and the music, which runs the gamut from deeply thoughtful to slapstick, is great fun to sing and enjoyable to hear.

Our commissioned work for this concert is an 8-part setting of Sonnet 60, Like as the Waves…, by Aaron Lington, award-winning baritone saxophonist, composer and Professor of Music at San Jose State.


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