Sonoma Bach Choir
The Sonoma Bach Choir is a group of about 50 gifted singers drawn from throughout Sonoma County. The Bach Choir specializes in the music of the Baroque period, with special emphasis on Johann Sebastian Bach; members and audiences alike thrill to the constant inventiveness and incredible degree of feeling in Bach's music. The group has been on two Italian tours (view a slide show of our 1999 Italian tour), a tour of Mexico, and, in June 2005, a tour of many of the cities in eastern Germany where Bach lived and worked (click "Slideshows" above to view pictures from Germany).
Our programming demonstrates both our diversity and our ultimate focus on the Baroque. Collaborating each year with Santa Rosa Symphony, we have performed such masterworks as Verdi's Requiem, Bach's B Minor Mass, Haydn's Lord Nelson Mass,and Handel's Dixit Dominus. With the period instrument ensembles Live Oak Baroque Orchestra, The Whole Noyse, and Faire Violls, the Bach Choir has presented a delightful asssortment of Baroque gems including works by Monteverdi, Giovanni Gabrieli, Charpentier, and Palestrina.
Historically the Bach Choir was affiliated with Sonoma State University and drew many members from its student body, staff, and faculty. The Bach Choir is now affiliated with Sonoma Bach, and is operating independently of the university.
Upcoming Events for this ensemble:
May 31, 2013 - 8:00pm at Saturday Afternoon Club
June 01, 2013 - 8:00pm at United Church of Christ