, San Francisco Bay Area’s only professional Ensemble dedicated solely to the performance of the Cantatas of J.S. Bach, proudly announces its 2nd season of free concerts.

Comprised of some of the community’s most respected and beloved musicians, supported by an enthusiastic Board of Directors, and endorsed by an illustrious Advisory Board, continues its traversal of these musical treasures in performances at Berkeley’s St. Mary Magdalen Church at 5pm on Sunday afternoons.

FREE to the public, thanks to grants from The Chicago Community Trust, the Richard and Mary L. Gray Foundation, the Jewish Community Endowment Fund, the Richard M. and Susan L. Kaplan Philanthropic Fund, the KAVAH Fund, and generous individual support, presents these iconic works as the equivalent of a World Heritage Site, a collection of masterworks belonging to all people.

In its 2nd Season, expands to 5 programs assembling an array of internationally acclaimed singers, inviting all listeners to experience the cantatas in their “natural habitat”: the live dimensions of sound and time.

Announcing the 2018-19 Season

  • September 23, 2018
  • BWV 169 and selected Arias and Sinfonias
    with Reginald Mobley, alto
  • November 25, 2018
  • The Dialogue Cantatas, BWV 57 and BWV 58
    with Sherezade Panthaki, soprano
    and Paul Max Tipton, baritone
  • February 24, 2019
  • BWV 36 and BWV 124
    with Tonia D'Amelio, soprano,
    Heidi Waterman, alto,
    David Kurtenbach, tenor,
    and Sepp Hammer, bass
  • March 17, 2019
  • BWV 125 and BWV 78
    with Pacific Boychoir,
    Andrew Brown, Director,
    Robin Bier, alto
    and Michael Jankosky, tenor
  • April 28, 2019
  • BWV 62 and BWV 72
    with Christine Brandes, soprano,
    William Sauerland, alto,
    Kyle Stegall, tenor,
    and Nikolas Nackley, bass