A lot can happen in 66 years.
When the Stockton Chorale first began performing as a double quartet of eight singers in 1951, the United Nations opened its headquarters in New York, “I Love Lucy” debuted on television and President Harry S. Truman was in the White House.
What hasn’t changed as much is the Chorale’s mission: to inspire joy and enrich the community through choral music.
On Saturday, Stockton’s second-oldest performing arts organization welcomes its 66th season with two performances in the first of four concert series lasting into April.
“Cathedrals of Peace” will kick off at 7 p.m. Saturday at Central United Methodist Church in Stockton and at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist in Lodi.
Chorale board member Glenn Pillsbury said the concert will honor music and hymns written for lofty spaces with songs by French composer Maurice Duruflé, Italian composer Claudio…