THE MAY 1-3 CONCERTS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED due to concerns about the Covid-19 virus.
Artistic Director Paul Flight and the California Bach Society welcome you to our 49th Season, 2019-2020!
We open the 2019-2020 season with JS Bach's Magnificat
and the wonderful Missa Divi Xaverii
by Bach's contemporary, Jan Dismas Zelenka.
Our annual holiday concerts, Christmas in the Americas, feature music written by composers from North, Central, and South America.
In the winter of 2020, we perform two British masterworks by Herbert Howells and Ralph Vaughan Williams, inspired in part by the revival of the Renaissance polyphonic style of such composers as Thomas Tallis and William Byrd.
We conclude the season with works composed for Venice's Basilica di San Marco by three of its 17th century maestri di capella: Croce, Monteverdi, and Rovetta. THIS CONCERT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
The California Bach Society, a 30-voice chamber chorus, has established a reputation for its interpretation of Renaissance and Baroque choral music since its founding in 1971. Specializing in historically informed performances since 1998, the choir under director Paul Flight has shared the stage with such early music luminaries as Magnificat and members of the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, and was a main stage presenter at the 2018 Berkeley Early Music Festival.