About Us

Our Mission Statement: We welcome amateur string players eager to learn Baroque performance practice and perform for the benefit of the communities in which the performers work and live.

Amateur string players in the greater Bay Area gather in Berkeley each Monday evening to rehearse under the leadership of Kati Kyme who conducts, instructs, coaches and inspires us in the essence of Baroque style, technique and elegant musicianship. Performing an inaugural concert in December 2013, BBS ended its first season June 2014 playing to a full house in Berkeley Early Music Festival’s Fringe Concerts series. We play on gut strings, and A at 415. BBS welcomes new members. Rehearsals: Monday evenings, 7:30-9:30, St. Clement’s Episcopal Church in the Fellowship Hall, 2837 Claremont Blvd., Berkeley CA.

To join: Kelly  Woodard, 510.384.6819, [email protected].

Kati Kyme, Music Director

Kati can’t help but communicate her enthusiasm about the music she performs. Whether she is leading Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra or American Bach Soloists, or is playing quartets with her colleagues in the New Esterhazy Quartet, or leading the Berkeley Baroque Strings or the 160 young players of the California Youth Symphony String Ensembles, she is always passionately committed to bringing out the best of the music and having fun with her players.