Camerata Singers is a 20-24 voice professional chamber ensemble, specializing in music from the Renaissance through the present day. The group began in 1975 as Camerata Singers of Elkhart (Ind). Music director David Seitz and singing friends, sensing an opportunity for a new community chamber choir, formed a thirty-voice ensemble with its first performance at Elkhart Memorial High School in December of that year. The group obtained not-for-profit status in 1977. Christine Larson Seitz has served as the Camerata’s accompanist since 1978. David Seitz retired as music director in 2010, and since then Scott Hochstetler has filled that position. In 2003, Camerata Singers reorganized as St. Joseph Valley Camerata, and in 2008 the group was selected to perform at the 2008 ACDA regional convention in Grand Rapids. In 2020, the group returned to its original name of Camerata Singers. Camerata’s mission is to strive for the highest level in the performance of choral chamber music. Seeking to make participation by busy qualified singers manageable, approximately ten rehearsals are scheduled before fall and spring concerts annually.