Here are just a few song from past concerts.
The Burbank Chorale is excited to share our first virtual choir video!
If Music Be The Food Of Love
Lyrics originate from Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. The character Orsino invokes a musical metaphor to describe his lovesick heart:
"If music be the food of love, play on; Give me excess of it, that, surfeiting, The appetite may sicken, and so die."
This inspired Henry Heveningham's poem:
"If music be the food of love, Sing on till I am fill’d with joy; For then my list’ning soul you move With pleasures that can never cloy, Your eyes, your mien, your tongue declare That you are music ev’rywhere. Pleasures invade both eye and ear, So fierce the transports are, they wound, And all my senses feasted are, Tho’ yet the treat is only sound. Sure I must perish by our charms, Unless you save me in your arms."
"The romantic setting depicts the rich and evocative images of the text. The piece should be sung with a bit of romantic ebb and flow. Take care to use tone color to depict and differentiate the rich images in the text. Sing with a warm tone that is full of color. Finally, sing with emotion and investment. I dedicated the piece to my wife, Anne." ~ David C. Dickau
We Are The Burbank Chorale
Get to know one of the oldest and best chorale groups in Southern California through interviews from group members, rehearsal footage, and archival photos and you'll see why the members are so dedicated.
The soundtrack features the chorale's own music.
O Magnum Mysterium
The Burbank Chorale performs Morten Lauridsen's movingly beautiful O Magnum Mysterium.
Filmed December 14, 2013 at First United Methodist Church in Burbank, California
Crescendo! 90 Years of Chorale Music
The Burbank Choral Club was founded in 1920 in Burbank, California and is the oldest continuously operating choral group in the San Fernando Valley and one of the oldest in California. In 1985 the group was renamed the Burbank Chorale. This film highlights some of the group's achievements but mostly focuses on the personal stories of the men and women who have helped shape the organization's character and traditions.
All materials & music in this film are either public domain or used with permission of the various organizations highlighted in the film.