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 is extremely pleased to have commissioned the English composer Paul Ayres to complete the remaining movements of his Messyah. Ayres re-imagines Handel’s Messiah as the original melodies might sound if the master were alive today and could set them in any musical style of the past 400 years. We will premier the complete work with the Redwood Symphony, Eric K. conductor, and soloists.

If you would like to sing with us, please schedule an audition. Auditions will be held by appointment on September 11. Find the full details on our auditions page.

 

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