Ming Luke, BCCO's Music Director
Photo by Art and Clarity
Ming Luke was appointed Music Director in June 2011
BCCO is a 210-voice, non-auditioned chorus based in Berkeley, with singers from around the Bay Area.
Our spring concert includes:
♫ Maurice Duruflé - Requiem Op 9
For mezzo-soprano, baritone, choir, organ, and orchestra
"Self-critical almost to a fault, the French organist and composer Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986) deemed only fourteen of his compositions as suitable for publication..." [Read more]
♫ New works by three finalists in our Young Composers Competition.
• Costas Dafnis, Carmen Vocis [Read more]
• Michael Schachter, Oseh Shalom Bimromav [Read more]
• Keane Southard, A Day of Sunshine [Read more]
Michael Schachter Wins the Young Composer Competition
At BCCO's May 5 concert, Music Director Ming Luke announced that Michael Schachter's piece Oseh Shalom Bimromav has won BCCO's Young Composer Competition. The award was based on votes from the competition's original panel of judges, the chorus, the orchestra, and the audiences at our first two concerts. Michael, Costas Dafnis, and Keane Southard all received $500 when they were named finalists. As the competition winner, Michael will receive an additional $500 and BCCO will perform his piece again at our concerts in November. Each composer will receive a recording of his performed piece. BCCO will sing all three of these engaging, very different pieces at our Sunday, May 12, concert. Hope to see you there!
from Nancy Sue Brink
Watch this short video to learn more about BCCO's Young Composer Competition and the three talented composers who are our finalists — then come to our concerts to hear the pieces performed! If you come to the May 3 or May 5 concert, you can vote for your favorite piece to win the competition and meet the composers!
• Carrie Hennessey, Mezzo Soprano
• Igor Vieira, Baritone
Friday, May 3rd at 8:00 PM
Sunday, May 5th at 4:30 PM
Sunday, May 12th at 4:30 PM
St. Joseph the Worker Church
1640 Addison Street
Berkeley, CA 94703
Our Concert Admissions are Free – Donations Appreciated!
All concerts are Wheelchair accessible.