Destination . . . Chorale Bel Canto
On April 2 . . . the City of Whittier.
“Destination . . . Chorale Bel Canto” posts in advance of each of our concerts, offering ideas for a different day trip to the city in which we’re singing, with a Chorale Bel Canto concert at the center of your experience.
On April 2, we’re in Whittier, singing as part of the 79th Annual Whittier College Bach Festival. Enjoy a day of unique shopping and moving music.
Morning. Spend the morning shopping at the 21st Annual Whittier Uptown Art and Antiques street Faire. It's in the heart of historic Whittier on Philadelphia Street between Greenleaf and Painter Avenues. Hours are from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Admission is free.
Stroll tree-lined streets while shopping at over 200 vendors
featuring distinctive handicrafts, artworks, and quality vintage items
from local artists and those as far away as Laguna Beach and Sherman Oaks.
Shop early for Mother's day or graduation!
Bring the kids and participate in activities for all ages,
including live entertainment throughout the day.
Lunch. Partake of festival food or lunch at one of Whittier’s celebrated restaurants:
Rocky Cola Cafe, 6757 Greenleaf Avenue
Bizarra Capital, 12706 Philadelphia Street
Rick’s, 7254 Greenleaf Avenue
California Grill, 6751 Painter Avenue
Bailey Street Kitchen, 13010 Bailey Street
Afternoon. At 2:00 pm stroll to the corner of Washington Avenue and Philadelphia Street to First Friends Church.
Walk half a block north on Washington to the Church Courtyard and take your seat at 2:30 pm for an outdoor Guitar Concert presented by Chorale Bel Canto and featuring students from Whittier and Rio Hondo Colleges. Each year the Bach Festival has a special emphasis. This year’s theme is “Bach and the Guitar,” and these students have prepared a special musical treat for the occasion that includes music from a variety of periods and styles. Admission is free. While waiting for the concert to begin,
Get a Taste of Philly!
PHILLY GOURMET ICE
Following the Guitar Concert, follow the crowd into the Meeting House for the
Chorale Bel Canto Bach Concert at 4:00
The Chorale will perform J.S. Bach’s motet, Komm, Jesu, Komm and two of his Easter cantatas, Cantata 4, Christ lag in todesbanden, set to a hymn by Martin Luther, and Cantata 6, Bleib bei uns, both featuring stellar guest soloists.