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The choir "flourishes in the incomparable sound of many voices unified in tone and spirit, blooming in the radiant phrases of Brahms, soaring on warmth of feeling, perfectly tendered... In pitch, blend, range, balance and variety of sonority, this choral instrument is excellent."...Robert Commanday,  San Francisco Chronicle

Ecstacies of Whitman and Rilke
April 18-19, 2015

Please mark your calendars now for our April concerts!

SFBACC, with Susan Soehner, guest pianist, and led by Anthony Pasqua, music director, will present musical settings of the poetry of Walt Whitman and Rainer Maria Rilke.  

The program will feature works by Virgil Thomson, William Schuman, Paul Hindemith, Morten Lauridsen, and Julian Wachner, with comments on the poets and their poetry by Peter Kline, Chace Lecturer of Creative Writing at Stanford University.

On Saturday, April 18 at 8PM, we will perform at St Mark's Lutheran Church in San Francisco.

On Sunday, April 19 at 7PM, we will perform at St Paul's Episcopal Church in Oakland.

Please visit our concerts page for more information.



We are always on the lookout for talented and enthusiastic singers in all voice parts.   Prospective singers should have extensive choral experience, excellent reading and musicianship skills, and should be dedicated to the art of choral singing.  

If you are interested in auditioning, please contact us  by sending an e-mail to

When you write, please let us know what part you sing and provide a brief summary of your singing experience. 

The choir usually rehearses on Sunday evenings from 6-9 at Faith Lutheran Church in Castro Valley, CA, with at least one longer rehearsal scheduled each season for a Sunday afternoon and evening about a month before our scheduled concerts. 


SFBACC Travels 

SFBACC has traveled extensively since its founding in 1978.  Our latest journey took us to Turkey in the summer of 2010 for a very rewarding 2-week concert tour.

This was the choir's 12th overseas tour since our 1979 visit to  Lucerne, Switzerland to participate in the Europa Cantat festival.   

In addition to our own visits to other countries over the  years, we have also hosted several European choirs here in the Bay Area, including the Nicolai Chamber Choir from Stockholm, Sweden; the Westphalian Chamber Choir from Münster, Germany; the Malmö Chamber Choir from Malmö, Sweden; the Charles University Choir from Prague; and the Camerata Vocale Hannover.

Visit our tours page for more information about our past trips.


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If you are interested in auditioning, please contact us  by sending an e-mail to

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