Hundreds of Teen Voices to ‘Sing Joyfully’

The Wesmtont Men's Chorale

The Westmont Men’s Chorale

About 300 high school singers will join the Westmont College Choir and perform at the eighth annual Westmont Fall Choral Festival Friday, Oct. 26, at 3:45 p.m. in First United Methodist Church, 305 East Anapamu St., and at 6 p.m. in First Presbyterian, 21 E. Constance Ave. Both performances are free and open to the public though seating is limited.

The afternoon performance features Oaks Christian Advanced Women’s Chorus (Westlake Village), Highland High School Chamber Choir (Bakersfield), San Marcos High School Madrigal Singers and A Cappella Choir (Santa Barbara), Santa Susana Vocal Ensemble (Simi Valley), Frontier High School Concert Choir (Bakersfield), Westmont New Sounds and the Santa Barbara Quire of Voyces.

The evening performance includes the Westmont Men’s and Women’s Chorale, Marantha Academy Mixed Ensemble (Pasadena), Providence Hall Chorale (Santa Barbara), San Marcos High School A Cappella Choir (Santa Barbara), Westmont Chamber Singers and Westmont College Choir.

The evening concert concludes with all choirs performing a mass choral piece, “O Sing Joyfully” by Adrian Battan.

At workshops before the performance, singers will work with Nathan Kreitzer, director of choral and vocal activities at Santa Barbara City College and director of music at First United Methodist, and Steve Hodson, Westmont professor of music, at First United Methodist, and with JoAnne Wasserman, conductor and artistic director of the Santa Barbara Choral Society, and Michael Shasberger, Westmont’s Adams professor of music and worship, at Montecito Covenant Church.

For more information, please contact Trinity Hokama at (805) 565-6040.

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