During our regular season, (usually September - May)  rehearsals for our events are held on Tuesday evenings from 7:30  - 9 pm at Bethel Congregational Church 536 N Euclid Ave, Ontario CA 91762. Entrance for rehearsals is at rear of building (off parking lot, up ramp). 

Each event has a unique schedule, usually beginning several weeks prior to performance.


*See the Amahl Resources Page and the  SSOC Members Only page for PDFs, audio and video practice aids, and links to more resources

Principal rehearsals are in progress, and we begin Amahl chorus rehearsals immediately following MESSIAH. We  begin our Tuesday evening rehearsals on Tuesday November 28th (7:30pm at Bethel). We intend to offer some Saturday rehearsals as well,

Michal Dawson Connor is our artistic/stage director (and our “Balthazar”), AND has offered to work with the chorus early in the preparation process, so that when we get to our final preparations, we are having fun, will be able to be “off book”, and will know exactly when/where to move/stand, etc….

REHEARSALS for Chorus:

  • Tuesdays, 7:30 – 9pm: November 28: Dec 5,12,19,26; Jan 2. (All at Bethel)
  • Other rehearsals tba with Michal in his area (for singers from that area, and/or extra for singers from our area)
  • Saturday rehearsals for chorus (TENTATIVE): 
    • Dec 2, 9:30am – 11am - planned to be at Bethel.  Possible venue issue - there is a parade on Euclid on this date. Street is scheduled to be closed from 11am on. We are awaiting final information about the specifics. If the parade blocks access, we will seek an alternate venue. (Dr. Mann has another event - early call and concert in La Verne - so timing for this date is a challenge.)  Watch email/website/Facebook for updates.
    • Dec. 16 - May be possible in the morning. This date also features a Mountainside Master Chorale Concert in Pomona at 3pm.
    • Dec. 30, 1pm – 2:30pm  - Bethel.


  • Sat Dec 30 – 1pm – 2:30pm chorus. (Orchestra will be doing an orchestra only rehearsal in the morning)
  • Evenings:  7:30 – 9:30pm: Tuesday Jan 2, Thursday Jan 4, Friday Jan 5. (note – building can be open earlier – but many chorus members cannot arrive before 7 or 7:30pm)
  • Sat Jan 6 – DRESS REHEARSAL time TBA (building available all day – but may want noon or 1pm because of Fri eve rehearsal?)
  • Sunday Jan 7 – Early call, 4pm show
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The SSO Chorus is accepting new members in all voice categories!

The chorus is a volunteer organization, open to all singers. (A voice placement audition may be required of new members.)

To join the chorus:

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 Rehearsal Venue:  Bethel Congregational Church, UCC 536 N Euclid Ave Ontario CA 91762. Entrance for rehearsals in rear of building.