Sonoma Bach serves as an umbrella organization for three early music ensembles, plus a festive holiday ensemble
Click below on a choir's name for further information, auditions, concerts,
files and slideshows pertaining to that group.
|Circa 1600||Circa 1600 is Sonoma Bach's new chamber chorus, focused upon the nexus between the Renaissance and the Baroque. The group’s primary repertoire is drawn from the 16th and 17th centuries, with occasional forays backward to the 15th century and forward up to and including JS Bach. Guiding lights include Josquin Desprez, Claudio Monteverdi and Heinrich Schutz.|
|Live Oak Baroque Orchestra||Live Oak Baroque Orchestra is Sonoma Bach’s instrumental ensemble. Led by Baroque violin sensation Elizabeth Blumenstock, LOBO brings sumptuous tone and breathtaking flair to the one-on-a-part repertoire of the 17th Century. Experience Baroque music at its finest—passionately performed by some of the country’s finest period instrumentalists, right here in Sonoma County.|
|Sonoma Bach Choir|
The Sonoma Bach Choir is a group of 50-60 singers largely from Sonoma County specializing in the music of the Baroque period, with special emphasis on the works of Johann Sebastian Bach.
In fall 2009, the Bach Choir performed in two separate Santa Rosa Symphony productions, featuring music of Mozart (Requiem, Masonic Cantata and Ave Verum Corpus), Beethoven (Ninth Symphony) and Stravinsky (Symphony of Psalms). In the spring of 2010, the group was featured in two performances which were part of our "Bach in Leipzig" early music festival, the first titled Bach and the German Motet, the second titled Jahrgang II: Bach's second Leipzig Cantata Cycle, which featured choruses and chorales from 12 cantatas.