SAN FRANCISCO BACH CHOIR, Magen Solomon, Director

Bach and Brew: A BFX Sing-In at Fieldwork Brewing

The San Francisco Bach Choir brings its popular San Francisco event to the Berkeley Festival!  SFBC is taking over Fieldwork Brewing for an evening of socializing and singing.  Explore Early Music choral gems (including some drinking songs) at this informal singing workshop led by SFBC Artistic Director Magen Solomon.

Join us before or after your BFX concert! Singing will run from about 5:15-6:15 PM.  Come early to lubricate your vocal cords, or stay after for more beer and socializing with other Early Music lovers.

Open to singers (or would-be singers) of all levels. Music will be provided.  Beer and bar food will be available for purchase, or bring in your own food.  Parking is plentiful, or take the 52 AC Transit bus from the concert venues.

Why Bach and Beer?
Bach was often paid in beer. According to Christoph Wolff’s biography Johann Sebastian Bach: The Learned Musician, when Bach took a job in Weimar in 1708 his salary included “30 pails of tax-free beer.”  Come join us for a cold brew and a taste of the Bach Choir!

Thursday, June 7, 2018, 5:15 PM
1160 Sixth St., Berkeley, CA 94710
Tickets available at the door. Price: FREE EVENT Register in advance at

About SF Bach Choir

The San Francisco Bach Choir is an auditioned volunteer choir that provides the Bay Area with exceptional concerts; singing music of all periods but focused particularly on the music of J.S. Bach, his contemporaries, and predecessors. Founded in 1936, it is one of the oldest continually performing community choirs in the western United States. The Choir uses a historically informed approach, period instruments, and professional instrumentalists and soloists.

SFBC’s mission is to inspire, inform, engage, and foster connections among Bay Area singers and audiences through outstanding choral music, and to offer dedicated singers the opportunity to study and perform both Early Music and the diverse repertoire of great works from other eras and genres.

SFBC is committed to bringing together singers and music lovers from across the Bay Area to experience the transformative power of singing and choral music. In addition to its regular concert series, the Choir provides free opportunities and events for the community. Recent offerings include its 3rd annual all-day choral festival, Many Voices, One Art; a panel presentation and discussion around anti-Semitism in Bach’s St. John Passion entitled Passion and Persecution: The Music of Bach, The Gospel of John, and Religious Intolerance; as well as its popular Bach and Brew gatherings. Keep up with the choir at