Biography

Bach Collegium San Diego (BCSD) engages audiences with accessible, historically informed performances and educational programs featuring repertoire from the Renaissance, Baroque, and early Classical eras. Founded in 2003 to diversify the musical offerings in the San Diego community, BCSD was founded by Ruben Valenzuela, who remains at the helm as BCSD’s Music Director. During its thirteen seasons, BCSD has presented a wide variety of historically significant works, including many San Diego premieres. Works are performed using the instrumentation and techniques of the period in which they were written. BCSD engages the country’s finest early musicians, bringing world-class historically-informed performance to the greater San Diego area through ten mainstage concerts and six admission-free lunchtime performances. Through its excellent programming and exemplary performances, BCSD is considered one of the premier early music ensembles on the West Coast and is quickly becoming known as one of the foremost ensembles to watch in the United States.


Mission:

Bach Collegium San Diego engages audiences with accessible, historically informed performances and educational programs featuring repertoire from the Renaissance, Baroque, and early Classical eras.

Vision:
Bach Collegium San Diego aims to establish San Diego as a leading center for Early Music in the United States through education, mentoring, and the cultivation of historically informed musicians, ensuring the ongoing presentation of historically significant repertoire from the sixteenth to eighteenth century.

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