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.
Banning

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.
Banning

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.




Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Pass Chorale Christmas Concert

The Pass Chorale " Celebration of Christmas 2016," will feature a Cantata by Banning composer and fiddler, Bill Bell. The Other Wise Man is the story of a 4th wise man that was scheduled to meet up with the other three, but his journey takes unexpected turns. The Cantata features chorus, orchestra, soloists and narration.

The Chorale will also present, "Unto Us a Child is Born," an original anthem for chorus and orchestra composed by Cherry Valley composer and guitarist, Phillip Marciszewski.

 There will be some Christmas anthems and our traditional Carol Sing-Along as well!

Please join us for this exciting concert

Sunday, December 11, 2016, 2:30 pm
Our Savior's Lutheran Chruch
1320 W. Williams St.
Banning

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

Further info 951-849-4676 or eandjsiva@gmail.com

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Calling All Singers!

The Pass Chorale will start rehearsals for the Christmas Concert on Tuesday, June 21, 2016. Yes, cool off during the hot summer by learning cool Christmas music!

We will be learning a brand new cantata by Banning composer and fiddler, Bill Bell. "The Other Wise Man" tells the story of a 4th Magi who planned to meet up with the other three to search for the baby Jesus. His journey doesn't work out as planned. There will be beautiful music for soloists, chorus and orchestra, as well as narration.

In addition, we will learn several beautiful Christmas anthems, How Unto Bethlehem, arranged by Alice Parker and Robert Shaw, a William Billings carol, A Virgin Unspotted, A Spanish carol, A La Nanita Nana arranged by Ernest Siva, a Scottish carol arranged by Theron Kirk, Baloo Lammy, and more!

Please join us if you have singing experience! For further info call Director Ernest at 951-849-4676, or email, eandjsiva@gmail.com.

Tuesday, June 21, 7:00 pm
San Manuel Gathering Hall at Dorothy Ramon Learning Center
127 N. San Gorgonio Ave.
Banning

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Pass Chorale Spring Concert - Schubert Mass No. 5

The Pass Chorale Spring Concert, scheduled for May 15, will feature the Mass No. 5 in A flat Major, by Franz Schubert. This mass is for soloists, chorus, and orchestra. Our soloists are Penny Quinn, soprano, Lynn Ivey, alto, Rhonert Pascual, tenor, and Monty Joham, bass.

Also on the program is the premier performance of Make a Joyful Noise by Cherry Valley resident, Phillip Marciszewski. It features alto soloist, Lynn Ivey, chorus and orchestra.
There will also be patriotic music in honor of Armed Forces Day.


And for all former campers out there, some campfire rounds that you may know!

Sunday, May 15, 2016, 2:30 pm
Our Savior's Lutheran Church
1320 W. Williams St.
Banning

Admission: Adults $15; Students and Seniors $10

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Rehearsals for Spring Concert Begin on January 26

Calling all singers! Rehearsals for the Pass Chorale Spring Concert begin on January 26th, 7:00 pm in the Gathering Hall at Dorothy Ramon Learning Center.
The major work we will be performing is Schubert's Mass No. 5 in A flat Major. This work is new to us and should be wonderful to learn.

There will be other pieces too, including some patriotic music since our concert is always near Armed Forces Day.

All singers are invited!

7:00 pm, January 26, 2016
Gathering Hall at Dorothy Ramon Learning Center
127 N. San Gorgonio Ave.
Banning

For further information email eandjsiva@gmail.com or call Director Ernest at 951-849-4676.