Monday, November 18, 2013

Join Us for Pass Chorale Celebration of Christmas

Get ready for Christmas with the Pass Chorale! We are presenting Part 1 (the Christmas portion) of Handel's Messiah, plus the Hallelujah Chorus with soloists, chorus and orchestra. We will also have some beautiful Christmas anthems (including one accompanied by an Irish whistle) and our traditional carol sing-along. Come and sing Christmas carols with an orchestra! Please distribute the attached flyer and invite friends! june

Pass Chorale Celebration of Christmas
Sunday, December 8, 2013, 2:30 pm
Our Savior's Lutheran Church
1320 W. Williams St.
Banning, CA 92220

Adults:  $15  Seniors and Students:  $10

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Pass Chorale begins rehearsals for Christmas Concert

Calling all singers! The Pass Chorale is beginning rehearsals for the Christmas Concert - in the middle of a heat wave! We will be performing Part 1 (the Christmas portion) of Messiah by G.F. Handel. We also have some beautiful Christmas anthems. So beat the heat and come sing with us in the San Manuel Gathering Hall at Dorothy Ramon Learning Center, 127 N. San Gorgonio Ave., Banning, CA. We meet Tuesday evenings from 7 - 8:30 pm. Join us to sing again this wonderful work or learn it for the first time.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Pass Chorale Banning Centennial Concert

The Pass Chorale, a community chorus serving the Pass area, will present a musical tribute to the 100th birthday of the City of Banning. The Centennial is being celebrated during 2013 with many special events.

The concert features a major work by a contemporary southern California composer, Lux Aeterna (Eternal Light) by Morten Lauridsen. Dr. Lauridsen graduated from USC and was awarded National Medal for the Arts in 2007.

The program salutes important events in the history of the Pass area, including songs of the first people, the Spanish early Californian, and the immigrants from all over the world.

A special treat will be Stagecoach Music by Bill Bell and his fiddle. Phineas Banning was a stagecoach driver and ran a stagecoach line. We hear that Phineas may be present at the concert too!

Bill Bell also discovered and arranged the Song of Banning, written by Jimmy Francis in 1941. It was the winning song in a contest. The Chorale will perform this song as a special birthday tribute.

The concert ends with patriotic music familiar to all Americans. Please join us for this very special concert!

Sunday, May 19, 2013, 2:30 pm
Our Savior’s Lutheran Church
1320 W. Williams St.
Banning, CA 92220

Adults:  $15  Students and Seniors:  $10

Further info:  951-849-4676 and

Monday, April 1, 2013

Pass Chorale Presents

Banning Centennial Concert

Morten Lauridsen
Lux Aeterna

Bill Bell, Fiddle and Stagecoach Music
Song of Banning
Native American Songs from the Pass
Patriotic Songs

The Pass Chorale and Orchestra
Directed by
Ernest Siva

Sunday, 19 May 2013, 2:30 pm
Our Savior’s Lutheran Church
1320 W. Williams Ave.
Banning, CA 92220
                                Admission:  $15 Adults  $10 Students and Seniors
Info – 951-849-4676 www.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013


Calling all Singers, rehearsals begin for the  Pass Chorale Spring Concert on Tuesday, January 22, 2013.

Beaumont celebrated its Centennial in 2012 and Banning will do so in 2013. The Spring concert will have special presentations to honor these events.

The Spring Concert on May 19, 2013 will feature American composers, especially those with connections to southern California. The major work will be Lux Aeterna by Morten Lauridsen, a composer based in Los Angeles who went to USC with Ernest Siva and June Siva. 

This concert will also feature local fiddler, Bill Bell and some of his Stagecoach Music. Mr. Bell also discovered music for the “Song of Banning,” and he is making an arrangement for the Chorale. We may even sing the Banning High alma mater. There will be Native American songs from the Pass Area, and much more.

Rehearsals are held on Tuesday evenings, 7 – 8:30 pm, San Manuel Gathering Hall at Dorothy Ramon Learning Center, 127 N. San Gorgonio Ave. in Banning. We need more singers to participate in this special concert. If you have singing experience, please join us. For further information contact Artistic Director, Ernest Siva at 951-849-4676 or, or  .