Sunday, August 23, 2009

The Bob Cole Conservatory Choirs (at CSULB)

The CSULB Chamber Choir is comprised of the top 38 singers at the University. Recognized as one of the finest collegiate choral ensembles in the US, the CSULB Chamber Choir tours yearly, offering performances of varied repertoire embracing all styles of choral composition. The Chamber Choir performed at the ACDA Western Convention in 2008, at the ACDA National Convention in 1993, the CMEA Conventions in 1997 and 2002, and the World Symposium of Choral Music in Netherlands in 1999. In the last 5 years, the ensemble has sung with the Los Angeles Master Chorale, the Pacific Symphony, the Long Beach Symphony, and the Pasadena Pops Orchestra. On University sponsored choral tours, the CSULB Chamber Choir has performed in Vienna, Rome, Venice, Florence, Budapest, Munich, Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong. American appearances have included Disney Hall, Carnegie Hall, Segerstrom Hall, and Grace Cathedral. Dr. Jonathan Talberg directs the Chamber Choir.

University Choir is a select ensemble of 65-75 voices. The University Choir has appeared before regional and national conventions of the ACDA and MENC, demonstrating its versatility in presenting works from the Renaissance through the 20th century. The choir has recorded extensively, and appears on soundtracks for film and video games. The University Choir was the first American choir to tour Scandinavia, and has toured extensively on 4 continents. Dr. Jonathan Talberg conducts the University Choir.

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