Chorale Bel Canto
Sunday, September 7, 2008

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.

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Why do the nations rage,
and the people plot a vain thing?
The kings of the earth set themselves,
and the rulers take counsel together,
against the Lord and against His Anointed, saying,
“Let us break Their bonds in pieces
and cast away Their cords from us.”
He who sits in the heavens shall laugh;
the Lord shall hold them in derision.
Then He shall speak to them in His wrath,
and distress them in His deep displeasure:
“Yet I have set My King On My holy hill of Zion.”
— Psalm 2:1-6