SAN FRANCISCO BOYS CHORUS
Artistic Director, Ian Robertson
Madi Bacon, distinguished conductor, teacher, and music educator directed the San Francisco Boys Chorus from its inception until her retirement in 1972. Miss Bacon held degrees in both music and languages from the University of Chicago. She was Professor of Music at the University of Chicago, Dean of Music at Roosevelt University, Music Supervisor in the Glencoe, Illinois Public Schools, and Head of Music Extension at the University of California at Berkeley.
Miss Bacon studied music with Serge Koussevitsky and Nicolai Malko. She founded numerous choruses, including the Elizabethan Madrigal Singers and the Northshore Choral Society in Chicago. Her activities included a private teaching schedule, both voice and piano, and presenting workshops in choral conducting at Bay Area educational institutions. For her outstanding contributions to the musical arts of the San Fracisco Bay Area, Miss Bacon was added to the San Francisco Examiner's Honor Roll of Distinguished Women in 1967. She is thought of with profound affection by all whose life she touched. It is a matter of deep sadness affecting the whole SFBC family that Miss Bacon passed away in early 2001. She will never be forgotten.