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.Read more >
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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..."
Bay Choral Guild’s June concert celebrates American song from Colonial days to the present. Although colonists brought the European classical music tradition with them, over time American composers developed their own distinct musical styles. This concert is a wonderful tribute to the loveliness and variety of American Song, as we spotlight the immense breadth and creativity of our nation’s leading composers.
In the first half we’ll sing works from the 18th to the 21st centuries by composers working in the “classical” tradition, with selections by William Billings, Amy Beach, Steven Sametz, Aaron Copeland, Charles Ives and Samuel Barber.
In the second half, we’ll focus on American popular genres, ranging from gorgeously melodic Stephen Foster songs to toe-tapping, rhythmic, exciting Irving Berlin, as well as very familiar works by Richard Rodgers, Leonard Bernstein and Moses Hogan. Join us for an evening of great musical excitement and fun!
We invite experienced singers to audition with us to join in the fun! There are openings in all sections.