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Welcome to the San Francisco Bay Area Choral Archive website!

The Choral Archive is a project developed by Helene Whitson,
assisted by her sister, Valerie Howard, and husband, Bill Whitson.

In addition to compiling and publishing the San Francisco Bay Area Chorus Directory, Helene has systematically assembled a library of materials relating to the history of choral singing in the greater Bay Area, including publicity materials from the choruses, newspaper clippings, concert programs, and recordings. She has also been developing a reference library of choral scores and recordings, which are available for consultation by conductors and singers.

Since the publication of the last edition of the Directory in 1999, we have maintained a list of the choruses listed in the Directory, with links to their websites, and have regularly updated the list with new choruses and other changes. Rather than publish a new edition of the Directory in print form, we plan to make it available in the near future as a searchable database on this website. Choruses will then be able to review their descriptions and submit changes.

A preliminary version of the new edition is now available! Try it out, update your listing, send us comments!


Choruses of Northern California

  • Choruses listed in the San Francisco Bay Area Chorus Directory, 4th edition, with additions, and links to chorus websites

San Francisco Bay Area Chorus Directory

 

This site maintained by Bill Whitson, bwhitson@choralarchive.org
Last updated 9/20/08