Sunday, September 4, 2016

Greetings from CBC

We are excited to commence rehearsals for our 35th season with a kickoff on Sept. 10 when we will dive into music for our first concert, It's the Water! 
  • Will you join us?  Learn about auditions below.
  • Buy your full-season ticket or try our new Pick-3 Option
  • Become a CBC Sustainer and take the work out of donating!
  • Help CBC by shopping at Ralph's!

Calling New Singers
Buy Season Tickets
Become a CBC Sustainer
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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

We look forward to hearing you!

Buy Your Season Tickets!
Order online at or mail in the order form from our season brochure. Order the full season (4 concerts) for $75 before October 1 and receive our Early Bird Special gift, two free vouchers for concerts of your choice. It's a great way to introduce a friend to CBC while realizing a savings of $75.  And, enjoy preferred seating.

Pick-3 Option
You have more choices this season!  Consider choosing 3 concerts for $60 if you can't attend all four.

Of course, Individual Tickets are always available.


CBC Sustainer CAMPAIGN !

Ticket sales alone are not enough to fund CBC's programs. They cover only about 17% of our annual budget.
Please join our circle of sustaining donors!

It’s easy. You select the amount that fits your budget. Your credit or debit card will be processed every month and you will receive a receipt for tax purposes. Your sustaining membership will renew automatically, unless you choose otherwise.


Sign up on our website or though BillPay at your bank or credit union. Or, mail us the order page from the brochure with your information.

A recurring donation is the gift that keeps on giving!

If 50 sustainers give just $5 a month, that will help pay our accompanist.
If 50 sustainers give $10 a month, that will cover our music purchases for the season.

If 50 sustainers give $20 a month, that will contribute significantly to supporting our Music Director!


6 Sustainers have signed up so far.  Please add your support and increase that number!
Our goal is to add
50 sustainers to our circle by October 1.
In each of the next two newsletters, we will update the number in the circle.

The 20th sustainer to join will receive a free season ticket.


It's September, which means it's time to sign up again at Ralph's. Simply print this page with the scancode below and take it to Ralph's the next time you shop, or go to your Ralph's account online and choose CBC as your charity. CBC receives a percentage of all eligible purchases, and you receive our sincere gratitude!

Mark your calendars for our Season 35 concerts!

It's the Water! - October 22, 2016
Feliz Navidad con Chorale Bel Canto - December 10, 2016
How the Reformation Changed Music - March 18, 2017
From the American Songbook - May 13, 2017

We recognize, thank, and support our
Colleagues in the Arts!