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.