Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Sunday, September 4, 2011
Thursday, September 1, 2011
We are still calling all singers to join us. We normally meet at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Banning. We are going to try meeting at the new Gathering Hall at Dorothy Ramon Learning Center as soon as we can get a piano moved there and tuned. Watch this space for further info.
Sunday, June 12, 2011
It may not even be summer yet, but the Pass Chorale will begin rehearsals for its Christmas Concert on Tuesday, June 14, 2011, Flag Day. The major work for Christmas will be a mass in G by Franz Schubert. Several Christmas anthems will also be part of the program.
All singers are invited to participate. Rehearsals are held at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 1320 W. Williams St., Banning. For further information call director, Ernest Siva at 951-849-4676 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, May 28, 2011
It was a wonderful experience to sing the Faure Requiem and the other pieces. The orchestra members really loved the music too! The reception by Jill Trick and her mom, Laura Trick, was beautiful with fresh flowers from Jill’s garden and wonderful food. Pat Murkland distributed our programs and actually tweeted about the concert from her post. Accompanst Joan Frost came through like a champ, playing the organ part in the Requiem and accompanying the rest of the choral pieces.
The audience was smaller than usual; it happened that the funeral for one of Banning’s leading citizens, Bud Mathewson, was that day as well.
Saturday, April 30, 2011
The beautiful Requiem by Gabriel Fauré is the featured work at the Pass Chorale’s Spring Concert on May 15. This Requiem features beautiful solos and choruses, lush strings, harp, and brass. Featured soloists are Stacy Fraser, soprano, and Ulises Espinoza, baritone. Stacy Fraser is head of the Opera Department at California State University, San Bernardino. Ulises Espinoza is a voice student at Cal State.
Also on the program are two choral pieces by Los Angeles composer, Morten Lauridsen, recipient of a National Medal of Arts in 2007. One piece is from Songs of Roses, a choral setting of 5 French poems. The other is a setting of a poem by James Agee, Sure on this Shining Night.
An anthem by English composer, John Rutter, and a setting of the Battle Hymn by Peter Wilhousky are also be featured. Rutter composed a new anthem for the recent Royal Wedding.
The Pass Chorale is a community chorus serving the Pass area. It was founded in the 1950s and we are proud to be carrying on its tradition of performing major classical works. The Chorale and orchestra are directed by Ernest Siva, who grew up on Morongo reservation, earned degrees in musical education and choral music at USC. Singers are from communities and around the Pass area. Orchestra members are from all over southern California.
Date and Time: May 15, 2011, 2:30 pm
Location: Our Savior’s Lutheran Church
1320 W. Williams St.
Tickets: Available at the door
Seniors and Students: $10
Further information: 951-849-4676
Saturday, April 16, 2011
The Faure Requiem is going through all of our minds now. Soprano Dolores calls it and "ear worn." It is beautiful, and we are beginning to make real music. The Lauridsen pieces are shaping up too.
We handed out flyers at last rehearsal. We've been working on the program.... Its getting close.
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
We have also started rehearsing two songs by Morten Lauridsen, Sure on this Shining Night and Dirait-on. The first is a setting of a poem by John Agee. The second is from a suite of four songs in french, about roses. Both have wonderful melodic lines in each part. The piano accompaniment is also really beautiful.
We still need singers, so anyone with singing experience can still join us. We meet on Tuesday evenings at Our Savior's Lutheran Church. Call or email for further information!
Thursday, January 6, 2011
Calling all singers. The Pass Chorale will begin rehearsals for the May 15 Spring Concert on Tuesday, January 18, 2011.
We will begin work on the Fauré Requiem. This work will be easier for singers than the Haydn masses we’ve been preparing. The Requiem is a famous piece, and the Pass Chorale has not performed it yet. It has beautiful choruses and solos.
We will also have some anthems for spring as well.
The Pass Chorale invites all with singing experience and a love for music to join us. Rehearsals are held on Tuesday evenings, 7 – 8:30 pm at Our Saviors Lutheran Church, 1320 W. Williams St., Banning, CA. For further information, call director Ernest Siva, 951-849-4676 or email@example.com.