SPRING 2020 SEASON CANCELED
In response to directives from the CDC and the STAY AT HOME Order mandated by Governor Newsom due to COVID-19, we are very disappointed to announce that our spring season and concert will be canceled this year. As a group, we reviewed our options and felt, based on current circumstances, canceling the season was the most prudent and responsible decision for us to make. Choral singing is inherently a community experience and we will miss our friends and singing together as a group, but it is not safe or healthy right now, especially for those over 60. Thank you for support.
Annual Holiday Concert
Celebrate the season with The Arroyo SIngers at our annual holiday concert. Under the direction of Ryan Brown, the choir will offer both classical and pop standards to spread the holiday spirit.
December 7, 2019 at 4:00 PM at Church of the Good Shepard in Duarte. The concert will be followed by a festive reception with food and drink.
Tickets are $15.00 at the door and children under 12 are free.
Visit our Facebook page event for all the details.
Ryan Brown Selected as Director of Music
The Arroyo Singers are pleased to announce that Ryan Brown has been selected as our Director of Music. We extend a warm welcome to Ryan and look forward to working with him and learning from his musical leadership.
Ryan. R. Brown is a choral conductor and professional baritone based in Los Angeles, CA.
In addition to serving as Director of Music for the Arroyo Singers, Brown is a Choral Director at California School of the Arts San Gabriel Valley and a Teaching Associate for the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. Previously, Brown served as Associate Conductor for the National Children's Chorus, Artistic Director for Diamonds From The Dust, Artistic Director for the Wachusett Community Choir, and as a Choral Conductor at Wachusett Regional High School in Holden, MA.
Brown has performed with several professional vocal ensembles including Voces8, Seraphic Fire, Red Shift, De Angelis Vocal Ensemble, Concora, and Areté. Brown is a Master's candidate in Choral Conducting at UCLA with Dr. James Bass. In 2014, Brown graduated as valedictorian at Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey where he studied Vocal Music Education.
It is with deep sadness that we report that our beloved former Director of Music, Dr. James Reitzell passed away on Monday October 28, 2019 at 2:00pm at Memorial Hospital in Pasadena. Jim passed away peacefully surrounded by his family. He conducted The Arroyo Singers for over 20 years and was a dedicated and thoughtful leader. A gifted musician and a true gentleman, we send our heartfelt condolences to his family. May he rest in peace.
Jim's Funeral mass was celebrated on Friday, November 8th at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. The Singers were honored to be included and performed two of Jim's favorite musical selections at the reception.