Welcome to The Festival Singers
Sharing the Joy of Music from Bach to Broadway
Welcome to our 36th season!
The Festival Singers, based in Orange County, California, provides choral music entertainment for the greater Southern California community.
Singing all styles of choral music “From Bach to Broadway,” the Festival Singers presents three major public concerts each season and special programs for various private organizations throughout the area. Singers come from all parts of Southern California to participate in this vibrant premiere chorus.
Gary Toops is the Artistic Director and Conductor of the group. Carol Roman is the group’s pianist. Many guest musicians and outstanding soloists perform with the group regularly.
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Festival Singers is proud to announce our new CD!
New and favorite arrangements to celebrate Christmas, Chanukah, and the Winter Solstice.
Available at our concerts for $15.00 or purchase here for $18.50 including postage and handling.
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The 2017-2018 Season
The Winter Solstice, Hanukkah, and Christmas are celebrated in a variety of colorful ways throughout the world. Join us as we sing about these celebrations and recount local holiday traditions. Music from “Bach to Broadway” will be presented including favorite carols in new and traditional settings with an opportunity to sing along. J.S. Bach, John Rutter, Randall Thompson, Moses Hogan, Ariel Ramirez, Herbert Howells, and Jerry Herman are some of the composers to be featured along with a string ensemble from Cal State University Long Beach.
Trees of Green, Red Roses, Skies of Blue, Clouds of White, and Colors of the Rainbow in the sky and on the faces of people are just some of the beauties found in our “Wonderful World”. Join us for a program celebrating the beauty of the physical world and the beautiful people who live in it. A varied program of popular, semi-classical and folk music including a section of spirituals will help you visualize some of the beautiful places in our world and inspire you to be proud to be part of it.
Laughter, sadness, love, hate, intrigue, folklore, fiction, fantasy, and reality, are just some of the themes found in the stories and music told from the stage. Opera and musical theatre have brought us many familiar and beloved songs for more than three centuries. We will explore some of the popular and well known solos and choruses brought to us on European and American stages. The afternoon will conclude with selections about the story of Harold Hill, “The Music Man”.