Singing in a chorus might not be rocket science, but that hasn’t stopped Jet Propulsion Laboratory workers from forming their own company of singers.
The JPL Chorus will make its debut at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in a free concert with the Pasadena City College Chamber Singers at the Ambassador Auditorium in Pasadena.
The NASA research facility in La Cañada Flintridge formed its first choral group in February, the idea born out of a discussion between Stephen Kulczycki, JPL’s deputy director of communications and education, and Pasadena Symphony Chief Executive Paul Zdunek.
Kulczycki is now a member of the chorus’ bass section and one of 53 JPL employees from science, engineering, tech support and other departments who have come out for Wednesday practices with Pasadena Symphony Director of Choruses Donald Brinegar.
Kulczycki said the chorus offers an opportunity for some of the 5,000 people in JPL’s “small town” to meet and break their routines.