The California Bach Society, a 30-voice chamber chorus, has established a reputation for its interpretations of Renaissance and Baroque choral music since its founding in 1971. Specializing in historically informed performances since 1998, the choir has shared the stage with such early music luminaries as Magnificat and members of the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, and was a featured concert presenter at the 2000 Berkeley Early Music Festival.

The appointment of Artistic Director Dr. Paul Flight in 2006 has resulted in highly successful concert seasons. He has enthralled audiences and critics with his thoughtful and refreshing programming, and has become well respected for bringing lesser-known Baroque masterworks to Bay Area stages. In February 2013, Leon Chisholm of San Francisco Classical Voice wrote: "In recent years, the California Bach Society has become a prospector of Baroque gold. Its concerts have brought forth exquisite, rarely heard works by forgotten masters from the lost frontier, to the delight of its audiences."

Feel free to browse our history, listen to some audio clips from our concerts, or read about our Director.

CBS in concert, December 2012.

CBS in concert, December 2012.

Paul Flight, Artistic Director

Board of Directors

Ann McCown, Secretary

Henry Kahn, Member-at-Large

Autumn Quinn, Member-at-Large

Helen Barrios, President

David Siegel, Vice President

Craig McCreight, Treasurer

Helen Brown, Chorus Representative


Carol Loden, Historian