What would the Granthams have listened to? Long Beach Camerata Singers will attempt to answer that question for music lovers and fans of the BBC’s über-popular “Downton Abbey” series alike, with a concert of music selected through inspiration from the tales of Lord and Lady Grantham, their dramatic family, and the staff that keeps them going.
This is the kickoff of artistic director Robert Istad‘s last season with LBCS, and Sunday’s concert will include English choral gems from the late 19th and early 20th centuries — a period of tremendous value in the repertoire. The program is conducted by Istad, of course, features organist Christoph Bull, and will include Camerata’s very own “Lady Violet”. (The ensemble neither requires or suggests it, but it does seem to the perfect opportunity to come the concert in costume. Which character is your favorite?)
Tickets start at $40, with preferred seating available.
Long Beach Camerata Singers presents
The Music of Downton Abbey
Sunday, October 2, 4:30pm
Beverly O’Neill / Center Theater
Editor’s note: We’ll have more about LBCS’s change of leadership on the blog soon…