Guest soloists include Soprano Corey Carleton, Mezzo-soprano Carin Gilfry, Tenor Michael Lichtenauer, and Baritone Chung-Uk Lee.
Chorale Bel Canto was founded by a group of Whittier College Choir alumni who wished to continue singing after graduating. Director of Choral Activities Stephen Gothold, himself an alumnus, organized the recruiting efforts and the Chorale made its debut performance on Saturday, December 4, 1982 at the Whittier Presbyterian Church with a complete performance of Handel's Messiah.
Since then, the Chorale has sung over one hundred concert programs in the Southern California area. The Chorale performed in Japan in 1994 and at the Hollywood Bowl in 1995 as it joined together with 1,000 singers from America and Japan to sing Beethoven's Ninth Symphony.
In 2001, members of the Chorale - along with Whittier College students, alumni, and members of the Imperial Valley Choral Society - toured Eastern Europe and performed selections of American hymns, spirituals, and sacred songs.
In the summer of 2011, members of the Chorale toured Italy and performed Verdi's Requiem under the direction of Stephen Gothold.
Tickets are $20 for adults; $17 for seniors over 55; $15 each for groups of 10 or more; $5 for student rush and the door and youth. Tickets may be purchased online by visiting www.choralebelcanto.org. For information, call 888-736-2493.
Lloyd Kaneko, Public Relations and Social Media Coordinator
Chorale Bel Canto
13707 La Cuarta St.
Whittier, CA 90602-2516
Office: (562) 261-5385
*Chorale Bel Canto invites press and media representatives, with credentials, to our performances. For additional information and complimentary passes, contact Lloyd Kaneko at the office number above.
CHORALE BEL CANTO MASS IN B MINOR CONCERT – MARCH 17, 2012
INFORMATION CALL: 888-736-
ONLINE TICKETS: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/
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Chorale Bel Canto is celebrating its 30th season of music-making in eastern Los Angeles County. The singers, all of whom are volunteers, come from the Whittier area, Orange County, Pasadena, Hollywood, Long Beach, and as far away as Beaumont.