Bach Collegium San Diego ensemble was founded in 2003 to diversify the music offerings in the San
Diego community by providing engaging, accessible, historically informed
performances of repertoire from the Renaissance, Baroque, and early Classical
Its principal members bring longstanding experience from such international
ensembles as the Academy of Ancient Music, Orchestra of the Age of
Enlightenment, as well as from this country's leading ensembles as American Bach
Soloists, Philharmonia Baroque, and the Portland Baroque Orchestra.
Additionally, the ensemble is dedicated to engaging soloists and ensemble
singers from some of this country's most gifted young artists who specialize in
early music. During its first eight seasons, the ensemble has earned an
impressive reputation, captivating diverse audiences by their unique style and
highly expressive and provocative approach to the Renaissance and Baroque
The ensemble regularly participates in an international tour to Mexico City with
performances at the Festival Internacional del Órgano Barroco, and most recently
were sponsored by the United Stated Embassy to perform in Bolivia at the IX
Internacional de Música Renacentista y Barroca American 'Misiones de Chiquitos'
where they had the honor of performing at the historic Jesuit missions at
Concepción and San Javier.
The ensemble has premiered many historically informed performances in San Diego
which include Handel's Theodora and Messiah, Bach's St John Passion, B minor
Mass, and Magnificat, Monteverdi's 1610 Vespers, Mozart's Requiem, and staged
performances of Purcell's Dido and Aeneas. The ensemble is fast developing
itself as one of the exciting early music ensembles to watch on the West Coast.
JS Bach Six Motets BWV 225-230