City Council Presents Proclamation to Long Beach Camerata Singers 

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - Mayor Bob Foster presents Proclamation plaque to Long Beach Camerata Singers in honor of the 40th anniversary season of the Long Beach Bach Festival. From left to right - Mona Gisler (LBCS treasurer), Mayor Bob Foster, Jan Hower (LBCS Board President), and Dee Abrahamse (LBCS Board member).

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 – Mayor Bob Foster presents Proclamation plaque to Long Beach Camerata Singers in honor of the 40th anniversary season of the Long Beach Bach Festival. From left to right – Mona Gisler (LBCS treasurer), Mayor Bob Foster, Jan Hower (LBCS Board President), and Dee Abrahamse (LBCS Board member).

Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster presented a proclamation plaque to the Long Beach Camerata Singers at the City Council meeting on Tuesday, November 12. LBCS Board of Directors President, Jan Hower, accepted the proclamation on behalf of the non-profit, 80-voice chorus.

“I am happy to accept this Proclamation on the 40th anniversary season of the Long Beach Bach Festival,” said Hower. “It is an honor to accept this on behalf of the choir who spend countless hours preparing beautiful choral music for the enjoyment of the people of Long Beach.”

The late Frank Allen, a Long Beach musician, conductor and music educator, founded the Long Beach Camerata Singers in 1966 and established the Long Beach Bach Festival in 1974, which continues to be sponsored by the Long Beach Camerata Singers.

The festival celebrates the works and influences of composer Johann Sebastian Bach through a series of concert programming that aims to immerse audiences in choral-orchestral masterworks, guest artist, and educational programs influenced by Bach. This season’s Long Beach Bach Festival performances begin in February and run through April.

Mayor Foster commended the Camerata Singers for their dedication to choral music and for enriching the lives of the community through a broad spectrum of repertoire, innovative programming and arts education.

The Long Beach Camerata Singers’ next performance is Saturday, December 21 at 3:00PM. They will perform George Frideric Handel’s famous Messiah at Long Beach City College.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.longbeachcameratasingers.org or via telephone at (562) 522-1045.

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