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Bach Collegium San Diego (Vocal & Instrumental Ensemble)

Founded: 2003 - San Diego, California, USA

The Bach Collegium San Diego (= BCSD) was founded in 2003 by Ruben Valenzuela with the purpose of enriching San Diego's music community with historically informed performances of the Renaissance, Baroque, and in particular the vocal works of J.S. Bach.

Many of its instrumentalists and vocalists of BCSD have longstanding experience with such ensembles as the Academy of Ancient Music (UK), American Bach Soloists, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Festival Ensemble Stuttgart (Bachakademie Stuttgart), Oregon Bach Festival Chorus, and the Philharmonia Chorale.

During its first six seasons, the BCSD has earned an impressive reputation, captivating diverse audiences by their unique style and highly expressive and provocative approach to the Renaissance and Baroque repertoire and beyond. The ensemble regularly participates in an international tour to Mexico City with performances at the Festival Internacional del Órgano Barroco. The ensemble has brought many historically informed first performances to San Diego for the first time. Such works include George Frideric Handels Theodora and Messiah, J.S. BachS St. John Passion (BWV 245) and B minor Mass (BWV 232), and Monteverdi 1610 Vespers.

Artistic Management:

Music Director: Ruben Valenzuela
Associate Director: Pierre Joubert,
Richard Egarr, Artistic Advisor

Members of Bach Collegium San Diego Chorus:





Courtney Curtis
Anne-Marie Dicce
Margot Rood
Phoebe Jevtovic Rosquist
Jenny Spence
Katie Walders

Erick Rarick
Reginald Mobley
Angela Young Smucker
Argenta Walther
Virginia Warnken

Derek Chester
Erik Gustafson
Jon Lee Keenan
Cory Klose
David Kurtenbach
Mitch Rosenthal

Mischa Bouvier
John Buffet
Jeffrey Fields
Joel Nesvadba
Patrick Walders
Jonathan Woody

Members of Bach Collegium San Diego Orchestra:

Violins: Pierre Joubert [Leader], Susan Feldman, Marika Holmqvist, Tyler Lewis, Lindsey Strand-Polyak, Janet Strauss [Principal], Alicia Yang, Amy Wang Anna Washburn, Adriana Zoppo
Violas: Christine Beckman, . Adam LalMotte, Lindsey Strand-Polyak, Aaron Westman, David Sego
Violoncellos: Heather Vorvreck, Mikala Schmitz
Double-bass/Violone: Shanon Zusman
Bassoon: Sally Jackson
Theorbo: Daniel Zuluaga
Trumpets: Kris Kwapis, Melissa Rodgers
Timpani: Maury Baker
Harpsichord: Ruben Valenzuela
Organ: Michael Sponseller


Source: Bach Collegium San Diego Website
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (December 2010, January 2016)

Ruben Valenzuela: Short Biography | Bach Collegium San Diego | Recordings of Vocal Works | San Diego Bach Collegium: Concert Series

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