Thursday, August 23, 2012

Long Beach Camerata Singers announce season

The Long Beach Camerata Singers has announced its concert schedule for the 2012-2013 season, and it is packed with music for every taste. The choir will be joining with local orchestras, bands, soloists, and a children’s chorus to perform pieces from Mozart to Broadway to The Flaming Lips.

The men of Camerata will be kicking off the season by singing the soundtrack to Pirates of the Caribbean with the Pacific Symphony Orchestra as the movie is screened on September 1.

The Camerata women will join in for the first full concert of the season on October 21. The Long Beach Camerata Symphony Orchestra and several world class soloists will accompany the choir to perform the melodic movements of Mozart’s Requiem at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Long Beach.

In December, Camerata will ring in the holiday season with two very different concerts. The choir will give its annual performance of Handel’s Messiah on December 1, and on December 9, the singers will join the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra for a Christmas Fantasy concert.

The annual Long Beach Bach Festival will kick off on March 2 with a boundary-crossing performance by the Camerata Singers. The concert, entitled Evensong: Stay with Us…Grant Us Peace, will feature music from Bach, Rheinberger, and secular songs from America’s popular traditions such as a song by The Flaming Lips. The singers will join together with the South Bay Children’s Choir, an organ, and a rock band to give performances in Long Beach and the South Bay on March 2 and 3. Throughout the rest of March, Camerata will host several more concerts featuring jazz and classical musicians, including one with classical guitarist Martha Masters at the popular restaurant, Sababa.

Camerata will close the concert season with its popular Broadway–themed benefit performance, Camerata Goes Broadway. This entertaining show features the singers in choruses and solos from best-loved musical theater shows of the past and present. A reception and silent auction precedes the concert, offering a wide variety of items for bidding.

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