Since its humble beginnings in 1961, the Torrance Civic Chorale currently has a roster of 50 singers and is proud of its close ties to the Torrance and South Bay community. In the last year, the Chorale has collaborated and performed with the El Camino College Choir, the South Bay Children’s Choir, the Torrance Theatre Company and the North High School Choir. Members come from the surrounding South Bay communities and encompass all age groups from young adults to people with over 50 years of vocal music experience. The Chorale represents professions in aerospace, banking and investments, education, parenting, military, medical, governmental social services, professional antique dealers, students, retirees and church employees. The choristers’ diversities span Japan, China, Chile, England, the Philippines, Spain, Korea, Scandinavia, France, Ireland, Germany, Italy, Greece, Scotland, the Middle East and Central America.
The Chorale is sponsored by the Cultural Services Division in the Community Services Department of the City of Torrance, directed by Dr. Edward Trimis and supported by its longtime collaborative pianist, Diana Brownson. The group’s musical repertoire varies widely from the classics to ancient ballads, pop tunes and Broadway musicals to newly composed masterworks.
For more information, please visit torrancecivicchorale.net