CAMARATA BRIEF HISTORY
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The Camarata Music Company was founded by Dr. Ryan Goessl in the autumn of 2009. Originally searching for a few singers to perform Christmas carols together, Dr. Goessl received responses from over 50 people eager to sing and perform. With the large interest, Camarata Music Company, and the Camarata Chorale were born, performing Handel’s Messiahon December 19, 2009.
Camarata Musical Theatre was born in the summer of 2010, with auditions for the Pirates of Penzance the day following the Chorale’s successful performance of Fauré and Duruflé’s Requiem. The performances came into fruition in June of 2010. The annual musical performances continue every summer to this day.
The Camarata Chamber Singers came to fruition in early 2011, performing their inaugural performance on May 7, as an opening before the Chorale’s performance of Mozart’s Requiem. They performed Ariel Quintana’s Mass From Two Worlds. The choir was shortly after featured on a popular music talent program in Korea, along with being featured in national newspapers. From this media, the choir was invited by the President of Korea to perform at the Blue House for him, all ambassadors, and numerous corporate CEO’s, as a part of the “World Friends, Korea” event.
The Camarata Youth Choirs began in 2015, and has grown to approximately 50 singers from around the world. The Youth Choirs emphasize the importance of music in a fun, relaxed manner, exposing children to the wonders of music in a multicultural, stress-free environment.
The choirs have performed over 300 performances since their 2009 beginning, including numerous major works, including:
Handel Messiah (over 15 performances)
Fauré Requiem x2
Duruflé Requiem x2
Mozart Requiem x3
Fanshawe African Sanctus
Beethoven Mass in C Major
Schubert Mass in G Major
Ramirez Misa Criolla
Bach B Minor Mass
Quintana Mass From Two Worlds
Brahms Ein deutsches Requiem
CHOIR REHEARSAL TIMES
Sundays from 3:30 PM - 7:00 PM
CAMARATA CHAMBER SINGERS
Monday evenings from 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday evenings from 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
CAMARATA YOUTH CHOIRS
Saturday mornings from 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM