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 siva@dishmail.net., or www.passchorale.blogspot.com  .