Reflections from Europe

Reflections from Europe 2016 by Erick Lange

On May 8th, 2016, the Circle City Chorale finished up an eight day tour of Europe. The group visited and performed in three cities together: Prague, Czech Republic; Vienna, Austria; and Budapest, Hungary. Many members extended their trip for a few days, going to cities like Paris, Berlin, and Milan at their own leisure

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Second Annual Movie Themes and Broadway Dreams

It’s show time! Join Circle City Chorale (C3) and the Circle City Children’s Choir (C4) as they celebrate the music of Broadway and the movies. Members of these two talented groups join together for a lavish production of this exciting music featuring solos and small groups from within our ranks. Featured songs will be performed from classic musicals such as Hello Dolly, Kismet, and the Sound of Music to newer musicals and movies including, Toy Story 2, Shrek-The Musical, and Pitch Perfect. C3 anchors the performance with a medley from Guys and Dolls.

This has always been an exciting show where members showcase their abilities and the audience gets to experience the wonderful talents possessed by the individual singers. (Between you and me, the children are amazing and NOT to be missed!) Circle City Chorale was founded in January, 2010, under the direction of Angela Rosser, with about 20 members. Now with almost 70 singers plus accompanists they put on a memorable show. Circle City Children’s Choir was formed in Fall, 2014. They are a bright symbol of what music can give to young lives.

 

When: August 20, 2016
Time: 2:00pm and 7:00pm
Where: Corona Civic Center
815 w. 6th street,
Corona, CA  92882
Early Bird Special:
General Admission: $12
Children: $8
$2 more at the door!

Tickets are available through PurplePass beginning July 11, 2016!

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Summer 2016 – Vocal Workshops!

The Circle City Chorale will host two vocal workshops on July 25th, 2016 at the newly-renovated Circle City Center. The class is open to all members of our community. Please RSVP before July 18th, 2016 by calling Angela Rosser at 951-272-8848 or by emailing us at Angelarosser.music@gmail.com!

Youth Vocal Workshop – 5:00pm – 6:00pm

This class will cover the fundamentals of singing, reading music and what it takes to sing in a group setting.Additional focus will target posture, breathing for singers, preparing for auditions and performances, and singing in harmony.

These are just a few things that will help solo or choir singers improve their musical knowledge and overall performance. All of this will be done in a fun, classroom setting with singing throughout the workshop.

Adult Vocal Workshop – 6:30pm – 8:00pm 

This class will focus on the fundamentals of singing for the beginning to intermediate singer. Aside from posture, proper breathing mechanics, vocal exercises, and proper vocal placement throughout the vocal registers, you’ll learn about yourself!

In a safe, active, fun and intense group setting, you’ll learn not only the “what” of vocal mechanics, but also the “how” and “why” as you learn how to become more attuned to your own special and unique instrument.

Sing, Soar, Inspire… in Europe

Circle City Chorale’s 2016 European Tour is finally coming over the horizon and approaching at jet speed! With a couple months left to embark, choral members are assembling the program, perfecting the repertoire, scrambling to get their travel gear, and eagerly packing their bags. What awaits them across the Atlantic are three performances, in three cities, a few days of sightseeing and leisure, and a life’s worth of shared memories.

In the musically rich cities of Prague, Vienna, and Budapest, Circle City Chorale will carry proudly the mantle of musical performance, tracing the footsteps of its forbearers, and sharing the sound of our diverse culture with a new audience.

Angela Rosser, Circle City Chorale Director, all smiles, giddy about the news she had just received, that she and her husband would be extending their trip into Paris, sat across from me at a table in a room normally reserved for Circle City Chorale board meetings.
Graciously, she humored me for this unique look behind the scenes of the chorale’s upcoming tour. This being a Monday evening with a three hour rehearsal ahead of us, the muffled chattering and vocalizing of chorale members in a steady crescendo just behind the wall, I’d have to make it quick.

Erick Lange: First, I have to ask: Are you excited about the trip?
Angela Rosser: I am elated! Can’t wait. Haven’t packed my bags yet but…
AR: I’ve never been to Europe; and I have the opportunity to direct, do something that I love and take a group that I founded and be able to explore several foreign countries… just thrills me! You know, to go where Mozart has been… I’ve studied music my whole life. So to be somewhere where such incredible composers originated, created… having the opportunity for us to sing there is incredible! Continue reading »