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Nov 9 - Dec 31, 2023

Camerata Singers


To provide high-quality cultural and educational opportunities for audiences through the production of choral music recognized for its imaginative programming and performance excellence.

The Big Idea

We create community by going into the world.

Although most pandemic threats are behind us, we are witnessing continued isolation of our frailest community members, seniors who remain isolated, fearful and lonely.

Music lasts a lifetime – that’s the message we’ll impart to isolated seniors. Jazz trumpeter Richard Phelps said, “Where there is life, there is music; where there is music, there is life.” We intend to bring life to our community members who can no longer come to us.

Bringing live music to seniors is invaluable. Residents are not watching TV – singers are in the room, singing to them. Residents respond to this stimulus by interacting with applause, moving to the beat and talking with singers. Recently we presented a 30-minute performance in a Salinas skilled nursing facility (SNF). The joy on residents’ faces was life-affirming.

Just for our SNF audiences, we'll include a “sing-a-long portion” in performances.

Hearing and seeing the singers perform their beautiful pieces calms me and brings me back to a time when I was a part of the music community (when I sang in my church choir). Hearing the voices reminds me of how music helps me feel better.” – Anonymous (this quote came from an audience survey we put into our 2022 Christmas concert program).

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