The Barbary Coast Recorder Orchestra (BCRO) is a recorder orchestra in the San Francisco Bay Area now in its third year. It is an educational outreach program of Voices of Music.
BCRO is a “democratic” recorder orchestra in which all its invited members participate equally from soprano to bass.
BCRO’s name references historic 19th-century San Francisco, evokes a flavor of diversity, and imparts one of its objectives: to perform unconventional works for recorder orchestra, including contemporary repertoire, pop and jazz arrangements, and newly-commissioned works. The recorder orchestra also plays earlier repertoire from the Middle Ages, Renaissance and Baroque in arrangements giving voice to the unique sounds of the recorder orchestra.
Saturday, September 7: Hillside Community Church in El Cerrito, 10AM 3PM
Saturday, October 26: Hillside Church, El Cerrito, 10AM 3PM
Saturday, January 11: BCRO concert rehearsal #1 at Hillside from 10AM 3PM.
Saturday, February 22: BCRO concert rehearsal #2 at Hillside from 10AM 3PM.
Saturday, March 1: BCRO concert dress (rehearsal #3) at Hillside from 10AM 3PM
Sunday, March 2: BCRO afternoon concert. Venue TBA - 2:30PM call, 4PM concert
Our 2013-2014 conductors: Frances Feldon, Greta Haug-Hryciw, Joyce Johnson-Hamilton & Glen Shannon
A PDF registration form for the Fall Workshop 2014 Winter-Spring Series can be downloaded here. Our format of allowing for a variety of levels of participation means that a good number of players can be a part of the season even if they can't commit to every date. Please return the reg form to us as soon as you are able.
If you are away in the winter or the spring, you may choose to attend only workshop(s). If you are away in the fall, you may attend just the 2014 Series, which consists of three rehearsals and the performance. For the Series, you may miss one of the scheduled rehearsals and still play in the concert.
If you have questions, please contact us.
Please keep in mind that participation is by invitation only. If you know someone who would like to join in on the recorder orchestra fun, you must pass the name to the directors first.
Frances Feldon and Greta Haug-Hryciw, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org