Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Pass Chorale Spring Concert 2010

The Pass Chorale 2010 Spring Concert features music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The beautiful “Exultate Jubilate,” K. 165, a solo motet for soprano and orchestra, will be sung by Rebecca Tomlinson, voice faculty member at California State University, San Bernardino. The motet has three movements, the last is the famous “Alleluia.”

Mozart’s last master-piece, the Requiem, K. 626, was still unfinished when he died at the age of 35. At his death he was working on the Requiem and his sister-in-law later reported that his last conscious moments were spent telling his student, Franz Sussmayr, how to complete the work. His last movement was “an attempt to express the the drum passages with his mouth.” The Requiem was made “popular” by the award-winning film, Amadeus. Soloists for this performance are Rebecca Thomlinson, soprano, Danielle Perrault, alto, Andrew Crane, tenor, and Monty Joham, bass. The soloists, chorale, and orchestra are directed by Ernest Siva.

The Pass Chorale is a community chorus serving the San Gorgonio Pass area and is a 501-c-3, public benefit organization. All donations are tax deductible.

When: May 16, 2010 at 2:30 pm
Where: Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 1320 W. Williams St., Banning.
Tickets: Adults, $15, Seniors and Students, $10
Further information: Ernest Siva, 951-849-4676.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Mozart madness

The Pass Chorale has been working hard on the Mozart Requiem. We passed out the text and translation so everyone will know what we are singing about. The requiem mass has some different words added to the ordinary mass. For the first time, this week, we sang through the entire Requiem! The first time we sing through the whole work is always an important milestone for us. We are also building our stamina. Director Ernest is also busy recruiting orchestra players. I am working on the program and the press release as well.