Long Beach Long Beach Camerata Singers
Long Beach Camerata Singers is a 501(c)3 non-profit, 80-voice choir that has provided Long Beach residents with high-quality choral music for more than 46 years. Currently under the artistic direction of Dr. Robert Istad, Director of Choral Studies at CSU Fullerton and Assistant Director of the Pacific Chorale, the choir presents 8 concerts a year, including a fully-orchestrated performance of Handel’s Messiah and an annual Bach Festival. Repertoire encompasses a wide range of works from the Renaissance to the present. Though its roots are in classical music, more contemporary choral works, jazz, Broadway and popular tunes have been added in recent years to broaden audience appeal.
The Long Beach Camerata Singers, a 90-voice professional choir, proudly announces its 10-concert season for 2016-17 beginning October 2, 2016 and culminating on June 3, 2017. Among the 10 performances – 4 of which are free of charge – is a new holiday concert for families.
Dr. James K. Bass
Following a national search, the Long Beach Camerata Singers (LBCS) has selected Dr. James K. Bass as its next Artistic Director. His appointment will begin on July 1, 2017. During the 2016-2017 artistic year, which is current Artistic Director Robert Istad’s final season, Dr.
The Long Beach Camerata Singers will debut their season on Sunday, October 25, in the Long Beach City College Auditorium with “Joy, Fantasy, and Remembrance: A 50th Anniversary Celebration.” The evening’s program promises to capture the fascination of audiences from all walks, with repertoire ranging from the classic pillar, Beethoven’s “Chorale Fantasy,” to the world premiere commission, “We Are Joy,” by Jenni Brandon.
Long Beach Camerata Singers turns 50 this year, and there’s a lot to celebrate: a cadre of new singers, the premiere of a new work commissioned for this milestone and an artistic partnership with the Long Beach Symphony, to name but a few of its recent accomplishments over the past half-decade.
Love Handel’s Messiah but don’t want to drive out of town to hear it? Hallelujah! – Long Beach Camerata Singers 80-voice choir will present this magnificent oratorio right here in Long Beach on Saturday, December 20 at 4:30 p.m., with full orchestra and 4 professional soloists.
Mendellsohn’s Songs Without Words notwithstanding, songs were meant to be sung, and on Sunday, October 12 at 4:30 p.m., Long Beach Camerata Singers will present a stirring tribute to our nation’s singing heritage featuring beautiful new arrangements of familiar folk songs, American standards, spirituals, and a patriotic salute to the armed forces.
They may sing classical music the rest of the year, but every June the Long Beach Camerata Singers snap their fingers and tap their toes at the annual Broadway Show and Silent Auction event, which takes place on Saturday June 14, 2014 at the the Gerald R.
An Evening with Bill Cunliffe & Friends featuring Bill Cunliffe, Martin Wind, and Tim Horner.
Jazz pianist, composer, and Grammy® award-winning arranger, Bill Cunliffe comes to Long Beach on Sunday, March 16, 2014, along with his jazz trio as part of the Long Beach Camerata Singers-sponsored Long Beach Bach Festival.
The Long Beach Bach Festival celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2014 with a lineup of innovative concerts featuring choral and orchestral masterworks, performances by guest artists, and educational programs, all centering on Johann Sebastian Bach, the great German composer of the Baroque period (1685-1750).
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).