About

Singers

Mission Statement: 
The Long Beach Camerata Singers is dedicated to excellence in choral music. We enrich the lives of our community and performers through a broad spectrum of repertoire, innovative programming, and arts education.

Dr. James Bass
Artistic Director

Tammi Alderman
Assistant Director

Na-Young Shin
Accompanist

Our History:
Long Beach Camerata Singers was founded in 1966 by the late Dr. Frank Allen as the Vocal Arts Ensemble. The choir became the producer and resident chorus for the Long Beach Bach Festival. Under the direction of USC Professor Dr. David Wilson (1983-2005), the 50-voice choir of volunteers broadened its repertoire to include choral literature from all periods, obtained 501(c)3 status, and adopted its current name. Camerata Singers has grown to a fully auditioned 90-voice ensemble, including 12 paid professional singers and is now supported by a part-time staff of five. As testimony to its artistic excellence, Camerata Singers became the artistic partner of the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra in April, 2015.

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“And the Camerata? They’re obviously ready for prime time.”  – Gazettes.com

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