Friday, April 9, 2010

CSUSB Chamber Singers

2008 International Performance Tour leads to beautiful Italy

The Chamber Singers of California State University San Bernadino is a select small ensemble directed by Dr. Andrew Crane. Consisting of around 30 voices, this group focuses on advanced, primarily unaccompanied repertoire specifically suited for chamber choir. The Chamber Singers frequently make performance tours throughout the US. In June 2008, they embark on an international performance tour to various cities in Italy organized by Incantato Tours & Concert Management.

From June 18 to June 28, the choir is traveling through Tuscany, Rome and along the Amalfi Coast where the talented singers will present several concerts and are going to be the featured guest choir in major basilicas. Their performance tour culminates into the Incantato "Carmina Burana Festival" with a highlight concert on June 27 in Maiori. Together with the Chamber and University Choirs of California State University Long Beach and the Carolina International Chorale, the festival choir presents Carl Orff's masterwork under the direction of Dr. Jonathan Talberg.

Andrew Crane, conductor of CSUSB, and in his third year as director of choral and vocal activities at Cal State San Bernardino is an acclaimed tenor soloist and as is going to sing that part in Carmina. CSUSB accompanist Joshua Tuburan is one of the two festival pianists.