SBC is an audition-based choral and opera for singers of all ages and experience. Members will join a community of passionate singers in weekly rehearsals of choral music and opera excerpts, culminating in performances of chorale music and semi staged opera scenes and excerpts. You’ll receive coaching from world-class singers, internationally acclaimed coaches and conductors from LA Opera, and LA Virtuosi Association.
Everyone is welcome to join. Our purpose is to bring music into the community, it does not matter which level you are currently, you are for sure to benefit from highly skills professional staff’s coaching.
Rehearsals are held Saturday morning from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm at Marina del Rey Hospital conference hall, the Playa Room and Vista Room. Concerts are tentatively scheduled in July, October and December of 2015.
What to expect from rehearsals?
We will offer training of the whole range of music styles from classical, romantic, contemporary. Everyone will have chances to perform in public.
Singers may be divided into smaller groups for extensive musical training purposes, before it merges into the larger chorale. Every work chosen will give each singer basic training from intonation, rhythm to tone production, musical styles and interpretations. Every rehearsal is geared towards creating a good ensemble to perform in the public.
Singers will be divided into groups of choir repertoire training and operatic scene practice. We will also have chances to practice sight-reading of local composers’ works, it could either be a work written for the concert stage, or an excerpt from a movie score. There will be selections of operatic scenes that will give each serious singer the opportunities to practice with movements on stage in preparations of auditions. Every singer will have chances to perform in public concerts with our Philharmonic Orchestra.