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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

Grinding the Barley --
The Seeds That Flowered into the Music of Schoenberg, Poulenc, and Hindemith

November 22-23, 2014

Three 20th century composers -- Arnold Schoenberg, Francis Poulenc, and Paul Hindemith -- were influenced and inspired by music of earlier composers.  The San Francisco Bay Area Chamber Choir, under the direction of Music Director Anthony Pasqua, will put works by the modern masters in historical context by pairing them with music of their antecedents, including Bach, Brahms, Sermisy, and Janequin.

Please mark your calendars now for our November concerts, and visit our concerts page for more information about the program.

On Saturday, November 22 at 8PM, we will perform at St Paul's Episcopal Church in Oakland.

On Sunday, November 23 at 7PM, we will perform at Old Mission San Jose in Fremont.


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 M�nster, Germany; the Malm� Chamber Choir from Malm�, 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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