Robert Istad, Artistic Director
  • Bach Festival
  • Back to the Garden
  • Camerata Goes Broadway

    Presenting classical, contemporary and original choral music to a broad spectrum of our community and beyond.

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About the Singers


The Long Beach Camerata Singers was founded in 1967 by Frank Allen as the Vocal Arts Ensemble, and served as the resident chorus for the Long Beach Bach Festival, which he founded in 1973. In 1983 Dr David Wilson, a choral professor at USC became artistic director, expanding the Camerata Singers’ repertoire and changing its name. Read More…

Artistic Director

Artistic Director of the Long Beach Camerata Singers and the Long Beach Bach Festival since 2009, Robert Istad also serves as Director of Choral Studies at California State University, Fullerton where he conducts the University Singers and Concert Choir in addition to teaching courses in conducting, advanced interpretation and literature. Read More…

“2012 will be remembered for, among other things, the rise of the Long Beach Camerata Singers . . . And their amazing accomplishments of 2012, from a stellar Baroque program back in March to their recent trifecta of Mozart Requiem, Messiah and their inclusion in the Long Beach Symphony’s holiday show marked the Camerata as arriving in the forefront of Long Beach performing ensembles.”
-Jim Ruggirello, Long Beach Grunion Gazette, Jan 2, 2013

Performances & Events

  • Saturday with Debussy
    Saturday with Debussy An Intimate Chamber Music Concert in Support of the Long Beach Camerata Singers Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 3:00 pm At the home of Long...
  • Camerata Goes Broadway!
    Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 7:30pm (Silent Auction & Reception at 6:30pm) CSULB – Gerald R. Daniel Recital Hall | 6200 E. Atherton St., Long Beach, CA 90815...



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