Amahl and the Night Visitors -

If you have previously sung the chorus parts for "Amahl and the Night Visitors", please consider joining us for the Southland Symphony Orchestra and Chorus production . Performance is Sunday January 5th at 4pm at Bethel Congregational Church UCC in Ontario California..

You will need to be "off book" (music memorized), as this is a staged (semi-staged, given our space) performance. You may be able to have cards with the lists of names/fruits, etc in the first shepherd's chorus (emily, emily...etc) but it is strongly preferred to be completely off book.

If you want to participate - Be SURE TO CONFIRM with Dr. MANN (EMAIL HER)

We are already working with our principals, and actually plan to begin Amahl rehearsals very quickly probably even before the MESSIAH performance.Dates will be finalized soon

Michal Dawson Connor is our artistic/stage director (and our “Balthazar”), Dr Mann will do the early chorus prep, and Michal will join us to polish and work out the staging, which will be very similar to last year's production.

We also expect our principal cast (at least most of them) from last year to return!

Please begin NOW (before our full season even starts) to work on the chorus parts. Memorize your parts so that we will be able to be “off book” very early, and will know exactly when/where to move/stand, etc….



REHEARSALS for Chorus (All at Bethel):

  • There will be some ongoing work during our regular Tuesdays even as we prep for Messiah, and we hope to add some additional days. (perhaps Saturdays or maybe Sunday afternoons)

PRODUCTION CRUNCH TIME :  Sat Dec 28, 2024- Sunday Jan 5, 2025.(May start as early as Thursday Dec 26)There will be a number of rehearsals/staging/set design and set-up events going on this week. In general - be prepared for events all week (depending upon your particular role - chorus, principal, orchestra, etc.)

  • Thursday Dec 26 (Staging?) Principals or chorus at Bethel
  • Friday Dec 27 (Staging?) Principals or chorus at Bethel
  • Saturday Dec 28, 1pm – 2:30pm: Chorus with piano. (Orchestra will be doing an orchestra only rehearsal from 9:30am - 12noon)
  • Sunday Dec 29 (afternoon) TBA
  • Monday Dec 30, 7:30 - 10pm: Chorus with orchestra. 7:30 - 10pm
  • Tuesday Dec 31, 7:30 - 10pm: Probably Nothing…
  • Wednesday Jan 1, 7:30 - 10pm: Principals with Orchestra (NO CHORUS)
  • Thursday Jan 2 7:30 - 10pm: Chorus with piano (NO ORCHESTRA)
  • Friday Jan 3, 7:30 - 10pm Tutti Rehearsal with Orchestra
  • Saturday Jan4: DRESS REHEARSAL 1pm - 3:30pm 
  • Sunday Jan 5 - Early Call for Chorus 2:30 (doors will open to public by 3pm, but chorus will need to have a brief warmup with piano)

For music PDF files and audio practice files visit the members only page

Below is a list of mp3 files of the chorus sections (from a performance - these clips do contain some of the music immediately before and after each segment) This player is also available of the members only page.

Check out the Video resources below for resources or each part! - Many thanks to LizBeth for sending these!

Shepherds' Chorus


Soprano Part


Alto Part


Tenor Part


Bass Part