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Vocal focus from CCMN*

Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s
Weekly Highlights

This is a great week for those with diverse interests — we’ve got’cher opera, choral music, jazz, and sacred works right here:

First, HARVARD GLEE CLUB concertizes with the young men from LA CHILDREN’S CHORUS in Altadena.  The boys from Cambridge are known as one of the finest ensembles of their kind, and as they rarely make their way to our sunny climes, catch them Friday night if you can.  For details, click here.

PACIFIC OPERA PROJECT continues their tremendous run of Britten’s ‘Turn of the Screw‘ with three performances this weekend.  This is a game-changer for the rapidly developing company, and although it is a more traditional interpretation of repertoire than we’re used to seeing from this company known for benchmark innovation, they make the most of the opportunity to show what they can do with a more straight-ahead production.  It’s one more reminder that this is a company to keep an eye on.  Get info and tickets by clicking here.

Read Natalie Mann’s review on the Singerpreneur blog.

Vocal jazz is one of the most joyful expressions of a singer’s skill, and PACIFIC SWINGLINE has plenty of both.  This five-piece ensemble uses voices as instruments, pushing the boundaries of singing technique and rising to the challenge with style.  Catch them this Saturday, when they appear as part of the varied and fascinating concert series hosted by Northridge United Methodist ChurchClick here.

The ever-popular ‘The Merry Widow‘ by Franz Lehar is coming to West LA, performed by INDEPENDENT OPERA COMPANY.  The first of four performances, led by music director GALINA BARSKAYA and stage director SCOTT BLOIS, is also Saturday night.  To read more, click here.

Finally, experience gorgeous Anglican music and profound tradition in the exquisite acoustics and space of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Monrovia.  Sunday at 4pm, ST. LUKE’S CHOIR and soloists offer ‘Evensong in Epiphany‘, with music by Bourgeois, Praetorius, Weekles, Cornelius and more.  Get details by clicking here.

A really big birthday for LOS ANGELES MASTER CHORALE; Duke Ellington’s ‘Queenie Pie‘ at LONG BEACH OPERA; and a celebration of Stockhausen from JACARANDA.

Be well this January, and thank you for supporting live singing!


Lauri D. Goldenhersh


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*This post echoed from Lauri’s 1/16/14 column in the Clickable Chamber Music Newsletter. The original is a text-based email newsletter, and images, links and details may differ here.

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