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Long Beach Bach Festival

Name:

Long Beach Bach Festival

Location:

Long Beach, California, USA

Venues:

Los Altos United Methodist Church -5950 E. Willow Street, Long Beach, CA
Seal Beach Center for Spiritual Living, Long Beach, CA

Years:

Since 1973 (Annual Festival)

Months:

March

Artistic Director:

Frank Allen (1973-1982)
David Wilson (1983-2004)
Jonathan Talberg (2005-2009)
Robert Istad (since 2009)

Ensembles:

Long Beach Camerata Singers

Website:

Long Beach Camerata Singers
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History & Mission:

Long Beach Camerata Singers is a community-based choral organization that promotes excellence in the choral arts by bringing to its audiences and communities a broad spectrum of music performed at a high level - including great masterworks, new, and rarely performed works - through concerts, recitals, educational programs, and community outreach.

A 45-voice voice ensemble, the Long Beach Camerata Singers began in 1966 under the baton of Frank Allen. In 1973 the Singers began the Long Beach Bach Festival, and in 1983 Dr. David Wilson became the new artistic director, introducing major choral/orchestral works into Camerata’s repertoire. From 2005 to 2009 Long Beach’s own Dr. Jonathan Talberg was the artistic director. In his short tenure, Dr. Talberg led the Camerata Singers on a successful European tour, created a core of professional singers to raise the artistic level of the choir even further, and expanded the repertoire and programming to provide a more diverse range of performances. With the 2009-10 season, we welcome Dr. Robert Istad to the podium, and look forward to more innovative programming and a bright future.

Long Beach Camerata Singers has demonstrated a commitment to providing educational outreach and cultural opportunities, with the Long Beach Bach and Multicultural Performing Arts festivals. These annual festivals bring performances, clinics and residencies for audiences of all ages -- children to adults.

Serving Long Beach for over four decades, the Long Beach Camerata Singers is committed to presenting performances and festivals designed to reach a broad spectrum of our community members, and beyond.

Recent Festivals:

36th Festival: Mar 19-21, 2010
37th Festival: Mar 6-Apr 10, 2011
38th Festival: Feb 19, 2012

39th Festival: Mar 2-Apr 14, 2013
40th Festival: Feb 15-Apr 4, 2014

Logo:

35th Festival - 2009 2012

Source: Long Beach Camerata Singers Website

Prepared by Aryeh Oron (November 2009 - November 2013)

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