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March 16, 2020

Friends of Bakersfield Master Chorale:

As events have so rapidly and unexpectedly developed there seems no question but that we must suspend the remainder of the season. This is deeply disappointing to our aesthetic sensibilities, but our sense of community is strengthened by the knowledge that we are doing the best we can for our patrons, sponsors, and especially our singers.

Our hope would be that we will be able to come back together sooner rather than later and that we will be able to share wonderful music together when we do.

All our very best,

Dr. Robert Provencio, Music Director; Jerry Buzzell, President and the Board of Directors

Bakersfield Master Chorale’s Young Artist Development Program participants Karissa Lystrup – accompanist, Melissa Nixon – conductor, and Elizabeth Provencio – conductor, put the Chorale through their paces on Tuesday night rehearsing the Requiem of W.A. Mozart, while exploring romantic and historically-informed approaches to the work. All three of these outstanding young artists did a wonderful job maneuvering the intricate passages with grace and confidence. The Chorale will be the guest artist of the Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra at their next concert, November 14th, performing Mozart’s Requiem. For more information and tickets, visit

Elizabeth directing Requiem Rehearsal_s Melissa Directing the Requiem-1_s

And here we see Young Artist Development participant Tori Carrillo warming up the Bakersfield Master Chorale at the most recent rehearsal.

Tori Carrillo warming up_s