Artistic Direction

Dr. James K. Bass, Artistic Director

July 1, 2017 marked the beginning of Dr. Bass’ appointment as the Long Beach Camerata Singers’ Artistic Director.

James K. Bass, three-time GRAMMY®-nominated singer and conductor, is Professor and Director of Choral Studies at the Herb Alpert School of Music at UCLA. He is also the Associate Conductor and Director of Education for the Miami based ensemble Seraphic Fire.

Bass is an active soloist and ensemble artist. In 2017 he made his Cleveland Orchestra solo debut singing with Franz Welser-Möst and the orchestra in Miami and in Severance Hall, Cleveland. Other engagements as soloist include the New World Symphony with Michael Tilson-Thomas, The Florida Orchestra, Grand Rapids Symphony, Back Bay Chorale and Orchestra, Firebird Chamber Orchestra, and The Sebastians.

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The elegant design and decor, from dramatic lobby chandelier to cozy conversation nooks, complement the intimate scale of the Beverley O’Neill Theater. With just thirteen rows and a total of 825 seats arranged in a half-circle around a thrust stage, every audience member has a great view and will feel a part of the onstage action.

Our Leadership

The Board of Director’s of Long Beach Camerata Singers is comprised of singers and community members who share a love of choral music and a dedication to advancing the arts in the City of Long Beach and surrounding area.

Board of Directors

David Bunker, Chair

Jan B. Hower, President

Patricia Petersen Camp, Secretary

JC Edwards, Treasurer

Irma Archuleta

Carl Porter

Dee Abrahamse

Dick Lunde

Evelyn Meacham

Arlyss Burkett

Marianne Gastelum

Myra Hillburg

Meredith Lee

Steven Nottingham

Sandra Holden

Artistic Staff

Dr. James K. Bass, Artistic director

Tammi Alderman, Associate conductor

Stephen Karr, Accompanist

Administrative Staff

Allison Acken, Administrator

Taylor Presnall, Operations manager

Jocelyn Males, Music Librarian

Volunteer Staff

Myra Hillburg, Chorus council president