In May, I attended a concert by the Orange County Catholic Chorale and the Meistersingers, who performed Haydn's Lord Nelson Mass. I was very moved and inspired by the concert. As I read and listened to the words of the mass, it really lifted me to a place of worship, and I decided at that time that I really wanted to sing with a group like this. I love the full chorus with orchestra, the classical repertoire, the quality of the music, and the fact that their focus is on sacred texts. I spoke with the director of the OCCC, and learned that their next season isn't going to start until January 2009, so I then decided to contact the Chorale Bel Canto, which is based in Whittier. Yesterday I auditioned for Chorale Bel Canto, and was accepted. They have an exciting season lined up! Here is a rundown of their upcoming concerts:
I'm really looking forward to this. Rehearsals start on Monday night.