James K. Bass, artistic director of Long Beach Camerata Singers, was sitting outside, near the back of a West Hollywood restaurant, noonish, when the six-time Grammy nominee found out he’d just become a first-time winner.
The nominations, announced as part of the lead up to the Grammy’s 63rd annual awards show, mark six Grammy nominations the creative director has received during his career.
An ensemble of four Camerata singers will perform a 45-minute selection of classical, contemporary and pop numbers.
On Oct. 7, the singers will perform during “The Hope of Loving,” a choral event exploring the nuances of how we show love as a society.
The Long Beach Camerata Singers turns 50 this year and will present a host of new singers, the premiere of a new work commissioned for the milestone and an artistic partnership with the Long Beach Symphony, to celebrate just a few of its recent accomplishments over the past half-decade.
The Long Beach Camerata Singers will present a festival celebrating the music of composer Johann Sebastian Bach for the 41st year in a row beginning next month through April.
Hallelujah! Handel’s Messiah will be performed by the Long Beach Camerata Singers’ 80-voice choir at Long Beach City College Auditorium. Now in its 8th year, the performance of the Messiah has become an annual tradition in Long Beach, giving residents a chance to see and hear this magnificent oratorio.