Long Beach Camerata Singers
Long Beach Camerata Singers (LBCS) is a 501(c)3 non-profit, 80-voice choir that has provided Long Beach residents with high-quality choral music for 50 years. Currently under the artistic direction of Dr. Robert Istad, Director of Choral Studies at CSU Fullerton and Assistant Director of the Pacific Chorale, the choir presents 8 concerts a year, including a fully-orchestrated performance of Handel’s Messiah and an annual Bach Festival. In addition, the choir is often contracted by other organizations to fulfill the choral component of their programming. LBCS’ repertoire encompasses a wide range of works from the Renaissance to the present. Though its roots are in classical music, more contemporary choral works, jazz, Broadway and popular tunes have been added in recent years to broaden audience appeal.