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Chorale Bel Canto
P.O. Box 451
Whittier, CA 90608
Toll Free 888-460-9222


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America Sings!

Claremont Chorale, Gregory Norton, conductor

Chorale Bel Canto, Stephen Gothold, conductor

Music from Testament of Freedom and Frostiana
by Randall Thompson

Two choruses from The Tender Land
by Aaron Copland

Plus a concert version of Gershwin's Porgy & Bess 130 voices with full orchestra and guest soloists: Janai Brugger, soprano Ralph Cato, baritone

June 7th, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Garrison Theatre, Scripps College
231 East 10th St. at Dartmouth, Claremont

June 8th, 2014 at 4:00 PM

Downey Civic Theatre
8435 Firestone Blvd., Downey


Auditions for membership are held throughout the year. Singers wishing to join Chorale Bel Canto should contact Cynthia Nalbach, Membership Chairperson, at or call (888) 460-9222 for more information or to schedule an audition.

Please bring a resumé of your singing experience to the audition, including your contact information.

Our singers range in age from 18 to retirees. All are volunteers, and they come from all walks of life. Most have significant singing experience, but some just like to sing and are singing choral masterworks for the first time.

The audition will consist of:

  • A song of your choice (an accompanist will be provided)
  • Vocalization to assess range and tessitura
  • Short tonal memory exercises
  • Sight-reading

Things you need to know:

  • Rehearsals are on Monday evenings in Whittier from Labor Day to Memorial Day
  • Members are responsible for purchasing most music performed during the year.
  • Members pay annual dues.
  • Members are responsible for performance attire:
    women: black dress available commercially
    men: black tuxedo
  • members must provide a black performance folder
  • a complete Members Handbook is available in the Members Area of the website
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