The San Francisco Bay Area Chamber Choir

“The incomparable sound of many voices unified in tone and spirit”

The Choir

SFBACC was founded in 1978 and sings under the direction of Scot Hanna-Weir, who was named the choir’s interim Music Director in March 2021. Since its origin, the choir has been highly acclaimed for its sensitive and exciting performances of extremely varied and demanding literature.

2021-2022 Season Performance Information

Oct 1-3, 2021: SFBACC is collaborating with Santa Clara University in the premiere of The Water Project, a collaboratively conceived multi-media performance work which integrates dance, choral music, animation, and projected imagery.

A full evening performance The Water Project integrates dance, choral music, animation and projected imagery to investigate our personal and collective relationship to water. Most everyone has happy memories of playing in water, perhaps some have experienced water’s ferocity and many can remember a time of thirst, if only for a short time. Our life enhancing connection to water is at risk in the 21st century. What are we going to do? The Water Project, created by a collaboration of artists and scientists, affiliated with Santa Clara University, engages with the critical global conversation about water and climate disruption in general. The performances seek to renew a sense of awe and respect for water and activate action toward positive public water policy. The Water Project seeks to both celebrate and critique our relationship to water, which the storyteller notes, “It’s complicated.”

Upcoming concerts, dates to be determined

January 2022 Concert:

Eleanor Daley – Requiem
Ralph Vaughan-Williams – Rest
Stephen Paulus – The Road Home
Undine Smith Moore – We Shall Walk Through the Valley in Peace
William Dawson – There is a Balm in Gilead
Moses Hogan – Abide with Me

April/May 2022 Concert:

Francis Poulenc – Quatre Motets pour un temps de pènitence
Timor et Tremor
Vinea Mea Electa
Tenebrae Facte Sunt
Tristis est Anima Mea
Maurice Duruflé – Ubi Caritas
Bruckner – Locus Iste
Stanford – Beati Quorum Via
Orlando de Lassus – Jubilate Deo
Josquin des Prez – Gaude Virgo
Bobby McFerrin – Psalm 23

Auditions

Are you an experienced choral singer in the Bay Area who’s looking for a friendly choral home where you have the opportunity to perform challenging music for appreciative audiences?

The choir “delivered up harmonies that were so lush they buzzed and burred in the high arched hall, a testament to their careful tuning and balance.”

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