Founded in 1988 by former director Mark Barville, and led since September 2003 by Eliza Rubenstein. The LBCCO is now in its 31st season with Mr. Matthew Martinez as the Interim Artistic Director. An important fixture of the Long Beach arts scene, the Chorale has performed many of the great works of Western classical music and has appeared at the legendary Carnegie Hall; Aquarium of the Pacific; Long Beach Museum of Art, Rancho Los Alamitos; and Carpenter Performing Arts Center, as well as having performed with the Long Beach Opera. The Chorale’s musical repertoire is globally inspired – embodying the middle ages to contemporary influences.
The LBCCO is Long Beach’s only all-volunteer community masterworks chorus; all LBCCO members are volunteers motivated by their love of singing. Our motto “Great Music, Up Close” reflects our commitment to presenting masterworks in a welcoming setting and at an accessible price. We pride ourselves on working within the Long Beach community to offer all music lovers the opportunity to experience live classical music.
Performances in our 19-20 season include:
Candlelight Carols, with organ – December 14 and 15, at Grace First Presbyterian Church
Fauré Requiem, with chamber orchestra – March 28 and 29, at Grace First Presbyterian Church
LBC at the AOP – June 7, at Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach