Saturday, April 24, 2021

Pass Chorale Begins Rehearsals Again - New Singers Welcome

The Pass Chorale will begin rehearsals for our Christmas Concert on Tuesday, June 22, 2021. 

We missed out on our entire 2020 concert season and the Spring Concert for 2021 because of the Coronavirus. We have really missed singing and the wonderful fellowship among our singers!

To celebrate, we plan to begin rehearsing the Christmas portion of Handel’s Messiah plus Christmas anthems. Our concert always includes the Carol Sing-Along, everyone in the audience will be able to sing with the orchestra, along with the Chorale. We may make the concert a Messiah sing-along too. 


We are sure that there are singers out there who miss singing as much as we do! You are welcome to join us. So stay tuned, we will be singing again soon. We plan to start slowly since we are all "rusty" vocally.


Starting June 22, rehearsals will be held on Tuesdays at 7- 8:30 pm in the Gathering Hall at Dorothy Ramon Learning Center, 127 N. San Gorgonio Ave, Banning, CA.

For further information, contact Director, Ernest Siva at or 951-849-4676.

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Christmas Concert Cancelled

We are so sorry to report that our entire 2020 concert season is cancelled because of the Coronavirus. We were planning to begin rehearsals for the Christmas concert in July, but that's when the second wave of the virus hit. We cannot hold rehearsals, so we can't be ready for the concert. 

We plan to begin rehearsals for the 2021 Spring Concert on January 19. We planned to perform the Brahms Requiem, but even that is unsure now. We will have to see how many singers come. We definitely want new singers as well as returning singers. If you are interested in singing with us, please mark this date on your calendar.

We have missed singing so much, it will be almost a miracle to make music again when it finally happens. Keep the faith and pray we have a good turnout of singers on January 19, 2021.

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

2020 Spring Concert Cancelled

We are so sad that, due to the Coronavirus, we have to cancel our May 17 Spring Concert. We were making great progress on the Brahms Requiem when the virus hit. We are all fine, but because of the stay at home order we had to cancel rehearsals.

Our plan is to postpone the Requiem until Spring 2021. When we can start rehearsals again, we'll begin work on our Christmas Concert and try to keep working on the Brahms Requiem as well. We really miss singing and being together. We miss our wonderful music.

Save the date for our Christmas Concert, December 13, 2020. We will announce when our rehearsals begin again. Sing Out!

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Singers wanted - Brahms Requiem

The Pass Chorale Spring Concert on May 17, 2020 will feature the Brahms German Requiem, sung in English. We are hoping there are singers out there that could join us for this wonderful work. Rehearsals begin on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, at the Gathering Hall at Dorothy Ramon Learning Center, 127 N San Gorgonio Ave., Banning.

For further information, contact director Ernest Siva ai 951-849-4676 or

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

2019 Christmas Concert Rehearsals Begin

The Pass Chorale will begin rehearsals for our 2019 Celebration of Christmas on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 7 pm, Gathering Hall at Dorothy Ramon Learning Center, 127 N. San Gorgonio Ave., Banning.
We welcome new singers!

We will be Learning the Missa di Gloria by Giacomo Puccini. Puccini is known for his operas, but this sacred work for chorus, soloists, and orchestra, is beautiful, and some of the melodies do remind you of his operas.

In addition, we sing several Christmas anthems. Its always wonderful to sing Christmas music! Especially during the hot summer!

The concert is scheduled for December 8, 2019 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Banning.

For further info, contact 951-849-4676

Spring Concert a Wonderful Experience

It was so wonderful and meaningful to sing the "Fauré Requiem" with orchestra. It is such a beautiful work. We also had two original compositions by our singers, "Requiem for a Sister" by Rhonert Pascual was a joy to learn and perform as well. A tribute to our military and veterans, Warrior's Heart with When Johnny Comes Marching Home" by Phillip Marscizewski was difficult to learn and very rewarding when we finally performed it.

Rehearsals for  our Christmas Concert begin on June 25.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Change of Plans

Because a number of our singers retired, moved away, or had conflicts with our concert date, we are unable to perform the Mozart Great Mass at this time. It requires two choirs and multiple soloists. Therefore, we have had to regroup and choose another piece.

We will now perform the beautiful Requiem by Gabriel Fauré. It can be done with fewer singers and soloists. We are excited to learn this. Since we are starting from the beginning, we can accept new singers. Please join us if you have singing experience, especially if you have sung the Fauré!

The concert is scheduled for May 19, 2019 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Banning.