Welcome to the 2016-2017 season of Meistersingers.  If you are new to our group, we hope you enjoy!

Our mission:

"Meistersingers is dedicated to excellence in the performance of choral music. To enrich our society, educate our communities, and develop our singers, we preserve the past, promote the present and foster the future of the choral art."

We are committed to continuing this path and expanding our influence in the music community through different means such as composition competitions and scholarships.  Our goal is to ensure the continued growth of the choral art.

Meistersingers, Inc. is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) California corporation founded in 2000. Your tax deductible donations are greatly appreciated.

A Christmas Fanfare

Meistersingers will be bringing out the brass and timpani with performances of The Rutter Gloria, The Pinkham Christmas Cantata, O Magnum Mysterium by Gabrieli and La Rocca, Do You Hear What I Hear and many others.  Don't miss this very special glorious performance.  Nothing brings in the excitement of the holiday like brass and drum.  And the voices of Meistersingers!    

Songs for a Romantic Evening - THIS WEEKEND!

romantic Eve-final flyer.jpgNot only are most of the songs focusing on the concept of love filled with truly amazing poetry, but all are from the Romantic period (1800-1890) which was marked by an appreciation for all things emotional.  Not only love, but nature, the past, relationships, and even loneliness, death, and fear were all experiences to be explored, understood and discussed.   

“A Romantic Evening” will focus on three of these emotions – love, nature and fear.  All of our repertoire will express various aspects of this ‘Romantic’ philosophy.  It was a vast departure from Baroque and Classical styles.  There was also a renewed appreciation for the Medieval and Renaissance periods reinvigorated by a willingness to express more emotion – it changed how we see our world.  

Emotion and intuition ruled the day and a huge amount of amazing choral music came out of this time period.  As anyone studying the Romantic period knows, it was sparked with the “Sturm und Drang” philosophy of Germany where intense emotion was considered ideal.  Thus, most of our repertoire will be utilizing German as our language of choice, but there will also be plenty of Italian, French and even a little English thrown in!

The era specifically saw evolution of the piano truly being given its own voice.  So, as Meistersingers tackles concepts such as the “Journey to Love” with the Brahms’ Liebeslieder (Love Songs) and Three Quartets, or the charm of nature with Mendelssohn’s Part Songs, and our fears in life such as loneliness and death with songs by Brahms and Wolf, we will perform these amazing pieces with all the vibrancy that our audiences have come to expect.  

Join us for an evening of experiencing a common world of love, nature and even fear.  A world where the human race is brought closer together and drawn deeper into understanding each other – truly “Romantic”.

            Saturday, March 25 @ 7:30

            Canyon Hills Presbyterian Church
            190 S. Fairmont Blvd., Anaheim

             Sunday, March 26 @ 2:30

            Newport Harbor Lutheran Church
            798 Dover Dr., Newport Beach

 

Face to Face: Herbert Howells & Frank Martin - Summer '17

Another in our very popular "Face to Face" series.  Comparing the a cappella Requiem of Herbert Howells, written in 1936 for his deceased son, and not released until 1980 to the a cappella double-chorus Martin Mass written in the 1920's and not released until 1972.  

Two very powerful, dramatic and emotional pieces that must be heard to fully appreciate.

          ONE PERFORMANCE ONLY

          Saturday, June10 @ 7:30PM

          Our Lady Queen of Angels Church
          2046 Mar Vista Dr., Newport Beach

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See our announcement regarding this year's participating choir in our high school outreach and college scholarship: the Comanches of Canyon High School.  Click HERE.


ORANGE CO. HIGH SCHOOL CHORAL DIRECTORS:

Check back soon for details for our newly formatted Knapp high school choral competition for the 2016-2017 school year.  Even date is Friday, April 7, 2017 at Orange Coast College.  Contact us at director@meistersingers.org for more information or to reserve your group in the event.


Auditions for the 2017-2018 season of Meistersingers will be June 3 and 4, 2017 and are held by appointment only.  To schedule a time, please see our AUDITIONS page for more details and email us at director@meistersingers.org.


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8941 Atlanta Avenue, #187, Huntington Beach, CA 92646