Mountain Community Musicians


The Third Annual Messiah Sing-Along by the Big Bear Chorale, under the direction of

Guest Conductor Dr. Tod Fitzpatrick of the University of Nevada, will be performed at the Performing Arts of Big Bear Lake, Sunday afternoon at 2:00 P.M. December 10th. 


The Messiah String Orchestra consists of Linda Wilson of Big Bear City, Joshua Rodriquez-Irons, Cal State, San Bernardino, Victoria McGivney of Big Bear High School, Sydney Aaron of Lake Arrowhead Christian School.  Glenda Beukelman,  Michael Reno, Doug Alm, Teresa Hoffman, Daphne Hogan and Riley Robillard are from Big Bear Valley.  The Messiah Sing-Along is co-produced by Barbara King and Glenda Beukelman.


       MESSIAH Fitzpatrick-Tod 2017.jpg    Tod Fitzpatrick, Associate Professor of Music (B.M., M.M., D.M.A.), is an active performer and teacher of voice. He sings operatic and music theater roles in addition to oratorio and concert work. He also has a passion for song recitals and new works for voice.

Frequently performing with distinguished organizations around the United States, a few of the ensembles with which he has sung include the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Opera, Opera Pacific, the Virginia Symphony, Virginia Opera, the Los Angeles Mozart Orchestra, the Sacramento Choral Society, the La Jolla Symphony and Chorus, the Fort Collins Symphony, the Las Vegas Philharmonic, the Bear Valley Music Festival, and the Utah Festival Opera Company.

Fitzpatrick is currently the Cal-Western Regional Governor for the National Association of Teachers of Singing.  Composers Jennifer Barker, Judy Cloud and Virko Baley feature him on recordings. A new recording of songs arranged by the American composer Celius Dougherty will soon be released.  He has taught and served as an administrator at the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival and the Big Bear Lake Song Festival.

Fitzpatrick earned his Bachelor of Music degree in vocal performance from Chapman University. His Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees are from the University of Southern California Thornton  School of Music where he received the Marilyn Horne Voice Scholarship. Other programs attended include the Tanglewood Music Festival in Massachusetts, the Verbier Music Festival in Switzerland, San Francisco Opera’s Merola program, the Britten-Pears School in Great Britain, and the 2003 NATS intern program in New York. He also earned a certificate in Vocology from the University of Iowa and the Denver Center for the Performing Arts through the National Center for Voice and Speech.


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Big Bear Chorale rehearsing with Glenda Beukelman - Rehearsal Conductor


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Michael Reno - Rehearsal Pianist

Sing Along Co-Producers Barbara King & Glenda Beukelman


The 3rd Annual Messiah Sing-Along

Is Sponsored by The Arts Council of Big Bear Valley



 2:00 P.M. 

$10 General Admission


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39707 Big Bear Boulevard Big Bear Lake, CA 92315