Carson Chamber Singers

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Carson City Symphony was founded in 1984 as the Carson City Chamber Orchestra and gave its first concert in October that year. It is a community orchestra open to amateur and volunteer professional musicians. Members come from all walks of life and have ranged from elementary school students to senior citizens. The Symphony performs five or more concerts each year for audiences in Carson City. It also has performed in Minden, Gardnerville, Fallon, South Lake Tahoe, and Virginia City. We play many works by contemporary composers and have commissioned and premiered several pieces.
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Carson Chamber Singers, Michael Langham, Director


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The Carson Chamber Singers, founded in 1985 by Judy Monson as a performing group of the Carson City Symphony Association, has been conducted by Michael Langham since 2012. They have sung at several venues in Carson City, and in Reno, Virginia City, Minden, Genoa, Fallon, and Sacramento. They participated with the Symphony in the national 2000 Continental Harmony project, and sang at opening ceremonies for the 2005 Nevada Legislature, the 2006 National VFW Convention, and the 2007 National American Legion Convention. In 2010, Carson Chamber Singers premiered The Stars Above The Hill by David Dickau, commissioned in celebration of their twenty-fifth season. They have presented concerts in memory of Sandy Hook School victims, participated in the Northern Nevada American Guild of Organists' choir festival in Reno, and performed Artown concerts with the St. Cecilia Choir at Trinity Episcopal Church in Reno.

Carson Chamber Singers sang for several years with the Reno Philharmonic Chorus and Orchestra at the Sierra Philharmonic League's annual July 4 Pops in the Park concerts in Genoa, Nev. They also performed Vaughan Williams' Symphony No. 1, A Sea Symphony, with the Reno Philharmonic Chorus and Orchestra directed by Laura Jackson at the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts in Reno in April 2014.


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Carson City Symphony Chorus, Michael Langham, Director


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The The Carson City Symphony Chorus, an extension of the Carson Chamber Singers, formed in 2012 to provide additional opportunities for amateur and volunteer professional vocalists, and high school and church choir members from throughout the area, to sing with orchestra. It is open to all singers, high-school age through adults, without audition. They sang in the Symphony's "A Nevada 150 Concert" in October 2014, and "Spring Celebration" in April 2015.

The Chorus performs in three or more concerts with the Carson City Symphony each year. They are featured on the Symphony's Holiday Treat concert in December, Pops Party concert in June, and Genoa Americana Celebration on July 4.

Carson City Symphony Chorus, above, performing on a June "Pops Party" Concert.



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Michael Langham, Director of Carson Chamber Singers and Carson City Symphony Chorus

Michael Langham, Director of the Carson Chamber Singers and Carson City Symphony Chorus, is a graduate of Marshall University in Huntington, WV, where he earned degrees in Education and Accounting, with a major in piano and minor in organ, voice, and harp. His Master of Music in Church Music is from the prestigious Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ, where he specialized in Choral Conducting and Harp.

A member American Guild of Organists, American Harp Society, Choristers Guild, and the American Guild of English Handbell Ringers, Michael Langham has held Music Director/Organist positions in churches in Redwood City, San Mateo, Burlingame, and Sacramento, CA, and Reno, NV. He is currently Director of Music Ministry at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Orinda, CA. He is a founding member of Quintessence, the Carson City Harp Ensemble.Mr. Langham played harp and keyboard with the Carson City Symphony for a number of years and has been a featured organ soloist with the Symphony in three Artown concerts in Reno.



The Carson Chamber Singers and the Carson City Symphony Chorus normally rehearse Tuesday nights (except during the summer) at Carson High School, 1111 N. Saliman Rd., Carson City, NV, in the choral room on the second floor. Enter by the front entrance to the school on Saliman Rd. For a map showing the rehearsal location and some performance locations, please click here.


Future Carson Chamber Singers or Carson City Symphony Chorus performance dates:
Holiday Treat Concert - Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016, at 4:00 p.m. at Carson City Community Center
A Sunday in June 2017, 33rd Annual Pops Party Concert at the Governor's Mansion, with Carson City Symphony
Tuesday, July 4, 2017, Genoa Americana Festival in Mormon State Park, with Carson City Symphony


A registration form for Carson Chambers Singers and Carson City Symphony Chorus is available. Click here to download the form.

For more information about Carson City Symphony Chorus and
the Carson Chamber Singers, call the Symphony Association
at 775-883-4154 or contact ccsingersdirector@gmail.com

This page last updated 6/2/2017


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