Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Look for CBC's 2016 | 2017 Season Brochure to arrive in the mail next month!

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 OUR 2016 | 2017 SEASON!

It's the Water!
October 22, 2016 - 4:00 pm
First Friends Church, Whittier

Music from many times and places dealing with the mystique and majesty of the sea, rivers, lakes, and rain.  Captivating choral music by Monteverdi, Samuel Barber, Ralph Vaughan Williams, and Eric Whitacre, as well as folk songs and spirituals.

Feliz Navidad con Chorale Bel Canto:
Merry Christmas with Chorale Bel Canto

December 10, 2016 - 4:00 & 7:30pm
East Whittier Methodist Church

Featuring Navidad Nuestra, a folk drama based on the rhythms and traditions of Hispanic America, created by poet Felix Luna and composer Ariel Ramirez, for chorus, soloists, guitar, harpsichord, and Latin percussion. Traditional songs and carols of the season will round out the program.
With fiesta food between concerts!


How the Reformation Changed Music:
A 500 Year Perspective

March 18, 2017 - 4:00pm
First Friends Church, Whittier

A concert and conversation with music from five centuries and live program comments.  Songs, hymns, and motets inspired by the work of Martin Luther.  We will examine the many genres and textures of the early Reformation (1517) up to the time of J.S. Bach and beyond.

From the American Songbook
May 13, 2017 - 7:30pm
Liberty Community Plaza, Whittier

Musical snapshots of American popular music from Stephen Foster to the present day. Songwriters such as Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Kandler and Ebb, Stephen Sondheim and Billy Joel will be represented.
With refreshments available and after-concert dancing!


Calling New Singers!

Auditions are open for CBC's 35th Season! We are looking for qualified new singers to join our ranks. Feel free to forward this announcement to any interested singers.

About Us
Chorale Bel Canto is a volunteer regional master chorale with a four-concert season that runs roughly from Labor Day to Memorial Day.  We rehearse on Monday evenings in Whittier.  Annual membership dues are $75, waived for full-time students.  Members are responsible for purchase of some music and concert attire.

The Audition
  • Vocalization to assess range and tonal color
  • Tonal memory exercises
  • Simple sight reading
  • A prepared song is optional

Auditions are by appointment.
Contact Karen Bourgaize, Executive Director, by emailing cbc.execdirector@gmail.com

We look forward to hearing you!

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