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.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Rehearsals Begin for Spring Concert, Welcome New Singers

The Pass Chorale will begin rehearsals for our Spring Concert on Tuesday, January 22. The featured work for this concert is Mozart's Mass in C minor, K. 427, the Great Mass! This beautiful work is also very challenging, with glorious solos (Mozart wrote some of these for his wife) and choruses.

There will also be anthems, including original works by local composers, Phillip Marcizewski and Rhonert Pascual. There will be a salute to the military in honor or Armed Forces Day.

We welcome new singers to join us!

Tuesday, January 22, 2019, 7:00 pm
Gathering Hall at Dorothy Ramon Learning Center
127 N. San Gorgonio Ave.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Pass Chorale "Celebration of Christmas"

The Pass Chorale and orchestra will present their annual Celebration of Christmas concert on December 9, 2018 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Banning. The featured work, "The Bells of Christmas,"is by Cherry Valley composer and performer, Phillip Marcizewski. It is based on the text or some Christmas carols, but with very different vocal and instrumental treatment. This is the first time the work will be performed and Phillip is now working on the orchestra parts. It is a joy leaning this piece!

But wait, there's more! There will be several Christmas anthems and our traditional Carol Sing-Along! This is always a very moving way to get into the Christmas spirit.

And there's a wonderful reception with great refreshments too.

Sunday, December 9, 2018, 2:30 pm
Our Savior's Lutheran Church
1320 W Williams St.
Banning, CA 92220

Admission is $15 for adults, $10 for students and seniors.

Further info: 951-849-4676 or

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Rehearsals for Christmas Concert Begin

Beat the summer heat by singing Christmas music all through the summer and fall. The Pass Chorale has begun rehearsals for the December 9 Christmas Concert. The featured piece is "The Bells of Christmas," a beautiful work by local composer, Phillip Marcezewski! Phillip sings bass in the Chorale and has written music for us before. We are excited to learn this piece for chorus, soloists and a variety of instruments!

We also have some beautiful Christmas anthems to learn!

Singers are welcome to join us for rehearsals on Tuesday evenings from 7 - 8:30 pm.

San Manuel Gathering Hall at Dorothy Ramon Learning Center
127 N. San Gorgonio Ave.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Pass Chorale and Orchestra - Spring Concert

The Pass Chorale and Orchestra will present the Spring Concert on Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 2:30 pm at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Banning. The featured work is Beethoven's Mass in C for chorus, soloists, and orchestra. It is a beautiful work and we are having a wonderful time learning it.

In addition to the Mass, we will present a section of the program devoted to the memory of Sheldon Craig, a bass in the Chorale who died last year. He was very active in local theater, and we will sing  an anthem (for the Pass Chorale side) and some show tunes (for the theater side).

As always, there will be some patriotic music in honor of Armed Forces Day.

A wonderful reception follows the concert! Please join us and support the arts in the Pass!

Pass Chorale Spring Concert
Sunday, May 20, 2018, 2:30 pm
Our Savior's Lutheran Church
1320 W. Williams St.
Banning, CA

Admission: Adults, $15, Students and Seniors, $10

Further info: 951-849-4676 or