What is the Gaslight Chorus?
The Gaslight Chorus is a group of male a cappella barbershop singers and is part of the Barbershop Harmony Society. The Brea Chapter is one of over 700 chapters in the Society. The Society is composed of 17 Districts representing all of the 50 states and Canada. The Brea Chapter is part of the Far Western District (FWD) which includes California, Arizona, Nevada, Hawaii, and parts of southern Utah.
Since our inception in 2001, we have been creating wonderful music for audiences all around southern California. Our singers are all ages and come from all walks of life. Our motto is "musical excellence in the Barbershop style" and we strive to bring that excellence to every performance.
We like to perform in and around our community. We perform almost anywhere, including parties, business meetings, churches, and theaters. We have been regular performers at the Muckenthaler Cultural Center in Fullerton and at Disneyland for several years. We offer quality family entertainment for most budgets.
We also enjoy competing in local and regional contests. We regularly place in the top 7 out of 76 choruses in the FWD.
Our director Phil Ordaz has performed in and coached many quartets and has earned a gold medal in chorus competition. He is an accomplished show producer, chorus director, music arranger and certified music judge for the Barbershop Harmony Society. The Gaslight Chorus is honored to perform many of Phil’s arrangements.
Our chorus is growing and we are looking for men who love to sing to join us. If that describes you, we invite you to visit us on any Tuesday night at 7:30 PM. Click here for driving directions to our rehearsal. If you have any questions, feel free to leave us a comment or contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Wives and significant others are welcome anytime.
Brea Chapter Mission Statement
The mission of the Gaslight Chorus is to create an environment conducive to musical excellence; to preserve the uniquely American vocal tradition of barbershop harmony; to perform, compete and entertain at a professional level; and to contribute to and engage the community at large through musical and charitable activities.