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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Dutch Masters

June 10, 11, 12
Campbell, San Francisco, Palo Alto

Bay Choral Guild takes an a-cappella trip through time! Our June concert program is a wonderful Renaissance to 20th Century overview of musical evolution in the Netherlands. We begin with Sweelinck, whose early fugues laid the groundwork for those of J. S. Bach. Next we showcase Romantic-era harmonies of Diepenbrock and a motet by 20th Century composer Hendrik Andriessen, followed by the polyphony and subtle harmonics of de Klerk and Strategier, and a highly modern exploration of vocal techniques written in 1990 by Hendrik’s son Jurriaan. Finally two upbeat and delightful works by Henk Badings, perhaps the best known of 20th century Dutch composers.


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