Thursday, June 28, 2018

Rehearsals for Christmas Concert Begin

Beat the summer heat by singing Christmas music all through the summer and fall. The Pass Chorale has begun rehearsals for the December 9 Christmas Concert. The featured piece is "The Bells of Christmas," a beautiful work by local composer, Phillip Marcezewski! Phillip sings bass in the Chorale and has written music for us before. We are excited to learn this piece for chorus, soloists and a variety of instruments!

We also have some beautiful Christmas anthems to learn!

Singers are welcome to join us for rehearsals on Tuesday evenings from 7 - 8:30 pm.

San Manuel Gathering Hall at Dorothy Ramon Learning Center
127 N. San Gorgonio Ave.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Pass Chorale and Orchestra - Spring Concert

The Pass Chorale and Orchestra will present the Spring Concert on Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 2:30 pm at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Banning. The featured work is Beethoven's Mass in C for chorus, soloists, and orchestra. It is a beautiful work and we are having a wonderful time learning it.

In addition to the Mass, we will present a section of the program devoted to the memory of Sheldon Craig, a bass in the Chorale who died last year. He was very active in local theater, and we will sing  an anthem (for the Pass Chorale side) and some show tunes (for the theater side).

As always, there will be some patriotic music in honor of Armed Forces Day.

A wonderful reception follows the concert! Please join us and support the arts in the Pass!

Pass Chorale Spring Concert
Sunday, May 20, 2018, 2:30 pm
Our Savior's Lutheran Church
1320 W. Williams St.
Banning, CA

Admission: Adults, $15, Students and Seniors, $10

Further info: 951-849-4676 or

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Pass Chorale Rehearsals Begin!

The Pass Chorale will begin rehearsals for the May 20 Spring Concert on Tuesday, January 23, 2018. The major work will be Beethoven's Mass in C. There will also be patriotic music in honor of Armed Forces Day, anthems, and more. 

We invite anyone with singing experience to join us. We meet in the Gathering Hall at Dorothy Ramon Learning Center, 127 N. San Gorgonio Ave. in Banning, 7:00 - 8:30 pm on Tuesdays.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Pass Chorale Christmas Concert

The Pass Chorale "Celebration of Christmas" concert is scheduled for Sunday, December 10. The major work will be the Gloria by Antonio Vivaldi for soloists, chorus and orchestra. Soloists are Penny Quinn, Soprano and Katie Nelson, Mezzo-soprano. This work is festive and a wonderful way to celebrate Christmas.

But wait, there's more. The chorale will also sing Christmas anthems by Morten Laruidsen, Alfred Burt, and John Rutter. The Chorale is proud to premier a new work, Hodie, by Rhonert Pascual. Rhonert is a chorale member and frequent soloist, he is also a composer. Rhonert will be singing with us and soloing in a Christmas anthem, Prepare Ye.

The concert ends with our traditional carol sing-along. This is the audience's chance to sing with an orchestra, filling the entire room with glorious sound!

A beautiful reception follows the concert.

Pass Chorale Celebration of Christmas
Sunday, December 10, 2017, 2:30 pm
Our Savior's Lutheran Church
1320 W. Williams St.

Admission:  Adults, $15; Students and Seniors, $10

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Pass Chorale resumes rehearsals

The Pass Chorale begins rehearsals for our Christmas concert on Tuesday, June 27. Our featured work is the beautiful Vivaldi Gloria. But wait, there's more! We also have Christmas anthems by Alfred Burt, John Rutter, and more.

Beat the summer heat by singin Christmas music! Rehearsals are held on Tuesday evenings, 7:00 - 8:30 pm.
San Manuel Gathering Hall at Dorothy Ramon Learning Center
127 N San Gorgonio Ave.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Pass Chorale Spring Concert - Mozart Requiem

Please join us for the Pass Chorale Spring Concert featuring the wonderful Mozart Requiem, the last music written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. It was incomplete and had to be finished by colleague, Franz Sussmayr. This work is for soloists, chorus, and orchestra.

Also on the program are some anthems for Spring, including a Kenyan folk song in Swahili, Wana Baraka! We will also sing an 8 part anthem by Anton Bruckner, Os Justi (Mouth of the Just). The Fly Away Medley by Mark Hayes is full of Gospel songs. There will also be patriotic music for Armed Forces Day.

Sunday, May 21, 2017, 2:30 pm
Our Savior's Lutheran Church
1320 W. Williams St.

Admission:  Adults, $15; Students and Seniors, $10. Tickets are available at the door.

Further info: 951-849-4676

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Happy New Year

Our 2016 Christmas Concert was an amazing success, with our first-ever standing room only audience! How good it was to see extra chairs being added to the back of the church. The Bill Bell cantata, The Other Wise Man, was much loved by our singers and the audience too! Phillip Marcizewski's A Child is Born was a joy to learn and to sing! Thanks to these two local composers for their wonderful music!

Another highlight was a song dedicated to the memory of Dr. Charles Hirt and his USC Chamber Singers. Each year at the Christmas Convocation they would close the program with an English Street Cry song, Won't You Buy my Sweet Blooming Lavender, arranged by Max Krone, one time head of the USC School of Music and founder of Idyllwild Arts. The chorale found an arrangement of the song in print! It features a soloist backed up by the chorale. Soprano soloist, Penny Quinn came down the aisle of the church carrying a basket of lavender, dressed in a Dickens-like cape. As she sang she handed out lavender sprigs to the audience.

The carol sing-along was enhanced when chorale members filled the aisles to sing with the audience. The final Silent Night was an amazing experience with chorale and audience singing, and orchestra playing. The room was totally filled with beautiful sound!

But now, we move on to rehearsals for the Spring Concert, scheduled for May 21! The major work will be the Mozart Requiem. Several of us have sung this before and love it. Rehearsals will begin on Tuesday, January 24, 7:00 pm at San Manuel Gathering Hall at Dorothy Ramon Learning Center,
127 N. San Gorgonio Ave., Banning. We invite new singers to join us and learn this wonderful work.

We will also be learning lighter music, like the Fly-Away Medly by Mark Hayes and patriotic music to celebrate Armed Forces Day.