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.
We open the 2018-2019 season with JS Bach's Missa Brevis in A Major and the extraordinary funeral cantata, BWV 198. We celebrate the holidays in Italy with five centuries of Italian Christmas music. In the winter of 2019, we perform Rachmaninoff's stunning All-Night Vigil and conclude the season with two Italian masters in Vienna, including a US premiere of Antonio Bertali's Missa Redemptoris.