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Messiah, Bethel Congregational Church 536 N Euclid Ave, Ontario, CA


with the SSO Chorus and Soloists

at Bethel Congregational Church UCC

536 N Euclid Ave, Ontario, CA 91762


Messiah Tickets (December 8, 2019 at 4pm)

Note - we do not mail tickets, except by special request. All your tickets will be at the door, waiting for you! (Just be sure to enter the name of the person picking them up!)


General Admission Messiah Donation Tix "General Admission" includes 6 doorprize tickets, and general seating.


How many do you want? (Tix held at door. No tix are mailed) 1 ticket $5.00 USD 2 tickets $10.00 USD 3 tickets $15.00 USD 4 tickets $20.00 USD 5 tickets $25.00 USD Name (to hold tix for you)


Premium Messiah Tix  - "Premium" tickets for this event include reserved seating, special treat bags, 6 door-prize tickets.

How many do you want? (Tix held at door. No tix are mailed) 1 ticket $20.00 USD 2 tickets $40.00 USD 3 tickets $60.00 USD 4 tickets $80.00 USD 5 tickets $100.00 USD Name (to hold tix for you)

Spring Concert - "Beauty and Power"

Spring Concert - "Beauty and Power", Bethel Congregational Church 536 N Euclid Ave, Ontario, CA

Sunday March 31, 2019 4 pm "Beauty and Power"

SSO Symphony and Chorus Faure "Requiem" - Complete plus these selections from the Brahms "Requiem": "How Lovely is Thy Dwelling Place" from Mendelssohn's "Elijah": "Lift Thine Eyes" and "He Watching Over Israel" Faure: "Cantique de Jean Racine"


Bread On The Waters

Bread on the Waters, First UMC 262 N Euclid Ave, Upland, CA

Bread On The Waters is set for Sunday, March 10, 2019, at 3:15 p.m. in the Sanctuary of the First United Methodist Church of Upland. 

"Feeding Hope Through Song"

Participating singers, choirs, churches and ensembles will come from Upland, Ontario, Rancho Cucamonga, Claremont and Pomona (so far).  Bread On The Waters is an annual an event that is meant to let us sing in support of the work against local hunger, especially that of the Inland Valley Hope Partners.


SSO Chorus members will be there as part of an ad-hoc chorus, including members of the SSO Chorus, the Claremont Chorale, Mountainside Chorale, and the many other groups participating in this important event.


This year's ad-hoc chorus selections  are planned to include Brahms "How Lovely is Thy Dwelling Place", from the Requiem, and 3 Spirituals: "Soon Ah Will Be Done", "The Battle of Jericho", and "In Dat Great Gettin' Up Mornin' "

Free - donations will be accepted

The SSO Chorus

The Southland Symphony Orchestra announces the continued growth of The Southland Symphony Orchestra Chorus!

The Southland Symphony Orchestra Chorus is part of the SSO family, joining in concerts with the Southland Symphony Orchestra. The chorus is a volunteer organization, open to all singers. (A voice placement audition may be required of new members.) 

The chorus is a growing, dedicated group of singers from the community. We made our debut at the "Tribute to Democracy" Concert with the SSO on Sunday October 23rd, 2016 at 4pm at Bethel Congregational Church.

Under the direction of Dr. Sylvia Lee Mann, the orchestra and chorus bring wonderful music to the city of Ontario, and our neighboring communities.

During the 2016-17 season we presented the "Requiem" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, at our Sunday March 5th concert, a performance which resulted in special recognition from "Distinguished Concerts International New York", and an invitation to The Southland Symphony Chorus to participate in a performance of Mozart’s Requiem on the Distinguished Concerts International New York Concert Series in New York City.

For the 2017-18 season opening concert on Sunday October 8th, we presented Beethoven's Choral Fantasy, as well as his "Hallelujah" from The Mount of Olives; on December 10th, we presented Handel's "Messiah", and of course we traveled to New York City and again performed Mozart's Requiem, this time in a stellar performance with DCINY on Monday, February 19, 2018 – President’s Day Weekend- in Carnegie Hall’s Isaac Stern Auditorium under the baton of Dr. James Meaders, and we were there! And more big news - we have an open invitation to return!

In 2018-19, In what has become an annual tradition, we again presented "Messiah" to a full house on Sunday December 9th. Our spring concert, entitled "Beauty and Power", featured  Faure's Requiem and his "Cantique de Jean Racine", as well as selections from Mendelssohn's Elijah and Brahms' Requiem

And for this 2019-20 season, we presented Handel's Messiah on Sunday December 8th, and will be performing the monumental 9th Symphony of Beethoven at our Season Finale, May 31, 2020. 

Openings exist in all voice categories. Please join us.
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Dr. Sylvia Lee Mann - Conductor