Ode to Joy

November 19-20, 2022

Areté Symphonic Choir

Wyant Morton, director

Founded in 2009, Areté Vocal Ensemble is an innovative professional ensemble of 30 vocal artists based in Thousand Oaks, California with the goal of performing the widest possible choral and vocal repertoire including works from essentially all periods of music history with energy, passion, expertise, and virtuosity. In 2022, music director Wyant Morton created Areté Symphonic Choir — a second ensemble of 60 singers to perform larger works for chorus and orchestra. Areté Symphonic Choir makes its debut in November 2022 singing Beethoven Symphony #9 with the New West Symphony conducted by Maestro Michael Christie.