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Biography
Chorale Bel Canto is composed of over 80 selected voices from Whittier and surrounding areas. Its debut performance was on Saturday, December 4, 1982 at the Whittier Presbyterian Church, featuring Handel’s Messiah under the direction of founder and artistic director Stephen Gothold.
    
Since then, the Chorale has sung over one hundred concert programs in the Southern California area.  The Chorale performed in Japan in 1994 and at the Hollywood Bowl in 1995 as it joined together with 1000 singers from America and Japan to sing Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. In 2001, members of the Chorale -- along with Whittier College students, alumni, and members of the Imperial Valley Choral Society -- toured Eastern Europe and performed selections of American hymns, spirituals, and sacred songs.
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