WelcomeBerkeley Broadway Singers (BBS) is a 75-member community chorus under the music direction of Trente Morant. We sing songs from Broadway shows and movie musicals, with a strong dash of standards from the Great American Songbook, nostalgic tunes from the 20s, 30s, and 40s, as well as jazz, Latin, doo-wop, blues, and other popular music.
We are dedicated to providing a joyful and creative music experience for our members and our audiences. By giving free concerts each season, we reach a large diverse community. We strive for artistic excellence, and encourage the musical development of each singer and the chorus as a whole.
Our HistoryBBS began in September 1998 as the East Bay Choral Workshop. Founded by singers from the Berkeley Community Chorus and Orchestra's 1998 summer Broadway program, the group wanted to continue singing Broadway music.
The chorus was launched as a non-audition vocal workshop with Music Director Ellen Hoffman. By Fall 1999, the workshop had become the Berkeley Broadway Singers, and small concerts for family and friends were held. During that same season, we began singing at Bread and Roses events and at convalescent homes in Berkeley and Oakland.
Our concerts have reached more than 15,000 people since our modest beginnings in 1998. In January 2000, BBS was incorporated as a nonprofit organization, and the following October received its 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status.
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