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a chamber music collective to redefine 'classical'


The Badass Brahms Chamber Collective (BBCC) was founded in 2012 by four science majors at Queen's University who were passionate about music. The group initially produced a "Clandestine Chamber Series"; the name comes from the fact that, as an ensemble unsanctioned by the School of Music or any official Queen's organization, the BBCC had to surreptitiously acquire rehearsal and performance spaces.

The BBCC is committed to producing quality performances in the Kingston community, featuring young musicians from diverse backgrounds. We want to bring classical music back to the forefront; to make Rachmaninoff as accessible as Rihanna, to make concert-going an affordable experience, and to show that classical music is, indeed, badass. Whether we present the height of angsty German Romanticism, shine a feminist spotlight on composers, or bring in fairies from the Athenian wood, each one of our performances brings a refreshing take on classical music and the traditional concert experience.

The ensemble's home is now at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, which has hosted six of its programs to date. All our concerts are admission by donation, and the proceeds (over $2000) have benefited numerous local non-profit organizations, such as Ryandale Youth Shelter, Martha's Table, Dawn House Women's Shelter, and sponsorship for Syrian refugees.

To stay tuned on upcoming concerts, please visit our Facebook page.