Bay Choral Guild (Los Altos, CA)


  • Name:Christine Doyle

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Bay Choral Guild
  • Address:P.O. Box 597
    Los Altos, CA 94023
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:650-347-6229
  • Main fax:650-344-3130

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  • Mission:
  • Bay Choral Guild (BCG) is a musical organization dedicated to sharing the joy of choral music, and to the development of both singers and audiences through professional quality performances and innovative programming of traditional and modern works.
    BCG pursues its mission with performances of choral repertoire that span the twelfth to the twenty-first centuries, drawn from a broad range of musical cultures and a wide variety of musical styles. In addition to well-known classical choral masterpieces, our concerts regularly include recently-discovered works by less familiar composers, works commissioned by the organization, and premieres of works by contemporary American and San Francisco Bay Area composers, including Sanford Dole, our Artistic Director.
    BCG's rich repertoire and outstanding musical ensemble provide a solid foundation for programs that bring works together in new and unusual ways. Our concerts offer audiences and singers the opportunity to enjoy fresh and exciting choral music experiences, and balance enjoyment of the music with new insight and understanding.

  • Overview:
  • We normally present concerts in November or December, March and June each year. Each concert is usually presented three times, in the San Jose area, Palo Alto, and San Francisco. Each season's programming is designed to present a range of works from varied eras and cultures and cultures.

  • History:
  • BCG was founded in 1979 as the Baroque Choral Guild. In 2008, finding that

  • Year established:1979
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:5
  • Advisory board size:0
  • Staff size:1

Board and Executive Names

  • Board Members / Trustees:
  • Sandra R. Wilson, President; Research psychologist; residence Palo Alto; 9 years on board. Stephen Kispersky, Secretary/Treasurer, software and systems consultant, residence Saratoga, 5 years on board. Sanford Dole, Artistic Director, Oakland, 15 years. Christine Doyle, Chair, Fundraising Committee; retired attorney, Hillsborough, 5 years. Kim McCall, software consultant, Menlo Park, 9 years.

  • Executive Director / President:
  • Sandra R. Wilson, President

Staff Names

  • Key Staff:
  • Sanford Dole, Artistic Director; Tim Getz, accompanist; Anneliese Scadden, part-time bookkeeper. All other named persons are singer/volunteers: Wendy Bartlett, chair, operations committee; Mary Holzer, chair, public relations committee; Bill van Melle, website administrator; Karen Hohner, concert program editor; Lynn Huidekoper, venue coordinator; and many others


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:None
  • Tax ID:94-2684268

IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:942684268
  • Organization Name:BAY CHORAL GUILD
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:% C DOYLE
  • Organization Address:PO BOX 597
  • Organization City:LOS ALTOS
  • Organization State:CA
  • Organization Zip:94023-0597
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):2
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Educational Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:October, 1980
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general publicĀ 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):089
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Singing society or group
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:June, 2017
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:June
  • NTEE Code:A6BZ
  • Asset Amount:$117,890
  • Asset Code:4 ($100,000 - $499,999)
  • Income Amount:$88,415
  • Income Code:3 ($25,000 - $99,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$85,129
  • Last Updated:2/25/2018 9:38:05 am

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