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Pasadena Master Chorale – Beethoven’s 9th Symphony
January 7, 2012 @ 7:30 pm
Founded in 2009, the Pasadena Master Chorale is one of Pasadena’s newest and most vibrant arts organizations. An amateur choir with professional standards, PMC presents well-loved and affordable concerts of the highest quality to the greater Pasadena community.
In this concert, PMC join forces with the Los Angeles Daiku Orchestra to perform Beethoven’s 9th. His last complete symphony composed in 1824, this inspiring work is based on Frederick Schiller’s Ode to Joy.
Krystle Casey (soprano) Jessica Mamey (mezzo-soprano)Arthur Rishi (tenor) Cedric Berry (baritone)
Conducted by Jeffrey Bernstein
Specializing in the pinnacles of choral music spanning five centuries, PMC has thrilled audiences with recent performances of Orff’s Carmina Burana, Brahms’s Ein Deutsches Requiem, a folksong program entitled Songs of the World, and a Renaissance program entitled The Golden Age. PMC is also committed to engaging Pasadena’s young choral singers and fostering their love of the choral art. Through partnerships with four PUSD schools, PMC offers performance opportunities to dozens of Pasadena students each year, including a vocal competition and a mentoring program that pairs student singers with experienced chorale members. From a first season of 3 concerts in 2008-2009, PMC has grown rapidly, presenting 11 performances of 7 programs in its third season (2010-2011). A non-profit organization, the Pasadena Master Chorale is the proud recipient of a grant from the Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts.