Friday, March 9, 2012

Claremont Chorale to perform at Bridges Saturday

Twentieth century classical music for chorus and orchestra will be featured at the spring concert of the Claremont Chorale, the premier choral group in the Pomona-Claremont area.The concert will be at 3 p.m. next Saturday, March 17, at Bridges Hall of Music, 150
East Fourth St., on the Pomona College campus in Claremont.

Its theme is the cycle of life, as indicated by the program title, "Songs of Life and Death." Concert tickets are $15 for general admission or $12 for students and seniors, and season tickets are also available.

The Claremont Chorale was founded in 1968 and is currently in its 44th year. It is composed of about 60 experienced choral vocalists, chosen by audition. Gregory Norton has been its conductor and music director for the last 19 years, and its accompanist is Barbara Durost, a faculty member at the Claremont Community School of Music.

In 2006 the Claremont Chorale represented the United States in the Seventh International Choral Festival in Puebla, Mexico. It has also participated in several recent music festivals, including the choral festival in Redlands, Messiah concerts in Santa Monica and Glendale, and a concert exchange with the U.C. Berkeley Alumni Chorus.

Volunteers to help support the Chorale's programs and activities with time or monetary donations are always being sought. Interested individuals are urged to contact the Chorale at P.O. Box 489, Claremont, CA, 91711, phone at 621-9782, or email

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