CCMN Vocal: Ends, beginnings, and unSUNg

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LAURI D. GOLDENHERSH’s Weekly Highlights

Thursday, June 6

When is the end the beginning? Well, most of the time, actually, but especially this weekend, as a true plethora of events marks the end of the primary arts season, and a few celebrate the start of summer.

Performing organizations all over town have concerts, shows and special events planned, so don’t plan on staying home – check out happenings from JOUYSSANCE in West LA and Pasadena; VINEYARD TOURING OPERA in Claremont (touring, of course – next weekend they’re in Santa Monica); and what looks like a lovely choral program from the MANSFIELD CHAMBER SINGERS, performing this Saturday in Culver City, and in Venice on June 15. This is just the tip of the artsberg, of course – for the full calendar, click here.

And now, it’s time for the blatant plug: The big news for the List and me, of course, is our own new beginning, as the much-anticipated launch of unSUNg: Songs Uncommon and New takes place at 6:00PM on Sunday night, June 9, in the parish hall at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Glendale.

These casual concert events are open to all lovers of all things vocal, and designed to provide a forum for lesser-known and new vocal chamber works, performed by local pros and with a cool summer vibe. All of the performances will be recorded as a live session, so the artists are geared up and ready to create something extraordinary. This first concert includes the world premiere of Liberal for chamber choir and piano, by local composer BARRY GREMILLION, as well as works by SARAH RIMKUS, BRIAN HARGROVE, and a selection of 20th-century songs made new by the dynamic duo that is CABARET PERPÉTUEL.

Think of it as an invitation to hear your musician buddies in a live recording session – with music you’re quite unlikely to have heard before. Tickets are about the cost of a movie, free parking is plentiful, and the post-concert reception is included in the ticket price, giving you a chance to hang out with friends, meet the performers, and slip into summer with an enticing treat or two. Subscriptions are still available, if you’d like to plan for all three events: for more details, including schedule, map, and links to tickets, program info and this concert’s performer details, click

Congratulations to all of the orgs that are wrapping up their seasons.  It’s been a great year, and we look forward to seeing what you have in store for us in the fall. In the meantime, love the shade, and as always, thank you for supporting live singing – see you soon!

Lauri D. Goldenhersh

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