Meet the Chorus
Choral Society singers share one super power: the ability to use our voices to bring music to life as an ensemble.
Like the best team sports, choral singing requires teamwork, practice and stamina.
For 80 singers to sound like one voice, each singer must constantly listen and adjust. Although we are primarily a volunteer community chorus, auditioned each year, some are semi-professional singers who help inspire our ensemble to the highest artistic levels.
We share the love of choral music, but quickly realize we have much more in common than music. The natural course of a season brings singers from all walks of life together to rehearse and perform, but also to build friendships. We like to say we are a singing family!
Alexia Borborboglu *
Mary Dan Eades
Jo Anne Carr
* Section Leader
** Assistant to the Conductor/Section Leader
Our long-time conductor, JoAnne Wasserman, creates and shapes our sound, refining it in weekly rehearsals, and decides the repertoire.
Since its inception, the Choral Society has performed everything from works by early ecclesiastic composers such as Palestrina, to brilliant choral pieces by Morten Lauridsen, John Rutter and Ola Gjeilo among many contemporary composers writing music for the choral medium.
Here is a list of works that represents just a fraction of the works that the Choral Society has performed both in California and on its international tours. Click on a circle to see the titles.
B Minor Mass
Symphony No. 9
Missa Solemnis in D Minor, Op.123
Cantata #4, #51
Ein Deutsches Requiem
Ceremony Of Carols
Porgy and Bess
Dark Night Of The Soul
Missa In Angustiis (Nelson Mass)
Sure On This Shining Night
O Magnum Mysterium
Sir George – Mission Chorales
Grand Mass in C Minor
Ivan the Terrible
Sogno Di Volare
Dona Nobis Pacem
Five Mystical Songs