It was a busy year for the Davis Chorale.
Off stage, the Chorale earned independent nonprofit status and started a new website. On stage, there were performances of larger choral works by Schuetz, Bach, Mozart, Haydn and Schumann along with the contemporary choral compositions “Dark Night of the Soul” (2010) and “Luminous Night of the Soul” (2011) by Gjeilo.
For this year, Director Alison Skinner is hard at work preparing for the 2013-14 season.
On Nov. 16, the Chorale together with the Fremont Presbyterian Church Choir and the Westminster Presbyterian Church Choir, will join the Camellia Symphony in a performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony at Fremont Presbyterian Church in Sacramento. Christian Baldini, the director of the UC Davis Symphony as well as of the Camellia Symphony, will conduct.
On Dec. 14, the Chorale will present Christmas in the Americas, accompanied by a small ensemble of instruments at the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High.
Two more concerts are planned for 2014.