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SOUTHERN CA VOCAL EVENTS
Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s
Oh, the plethora…
‘Mission Music’ in, and with, a mission: DE ANGELIS VOCAL ENSEMBLE kicks off their 10th season with historic music from California’s rich and diverse early heritage. Presented on Saturday afternoon in the beautiful basilica at the mission in San Juan Capistrano, the program combines music from the Juaneño peoples, period military songs, music from the Franciscans who ran the mission, and Spanish colonists. They’ll be joined by a group of local elementary students, the first participants in the group’s new outreach program. Details and tickets
Anticipating Halloween’s spooky season, SAN GABRIEL VALLEY CHORAL COMPANY serves up ‘A Supernatural Evening of Song’ on Saturday night, with works by Gyorgy Orbán, Nick Strimple and Morten Lauridsen. Led by director ZANAIDA ROBLES, the cabaret-style evening is a fundraiser for the growing org. Get details
More season starts abound, with ‘Cathedrals of Sound’ from PACIFIC SYMPHONY; Verdi’s ‘Un ballo in maschera’ from LA MET; a double bill of Purcell’s ‘Dido and Aeneas’ and Bartok’s ‘Bluebeard’s Castle’ from LA OPERA; and ‘Mostly Monteverdi’ from JOUYSSANCE. The grand finale of the LA BACH FESTIVAL takes place on Sunday, and tickets are selling out quickly: act fast to get yours, so you can check out the fest in its new Pasadena home.
Don’t miss the combined forces of CHORALE BEL CANTO and OPERA A LA CARTE as they perform the beloved ‘H.M.S. Pinafore’ by Gilbert & Sullivan in Downey, this Sunday. Click here
CELESTIAL OPERA is back, and relaunching their company with a fundraiser in South Pasadena on Sunday. The time to RSVP has passed, but you can learn more about their newly re-minted organization and what they have planned by clicking here
Finally, you can get a do-over and see THE INDUSTRY’s celebrated and award-winning ‘Invisible Cities’ in a concert performance at Union Station on Wednesday. The concert is free, in anticipation of the launch of the CD recording on November 4 — but get there early, as seating in the Historic Ticket Hall is limited. (Doors open at 7pm, performance starts at 7:30.) More info
Thru (at least) 11/22 – VOX LUMIERE’s unique and unforgettable ‘Phantom of the Opera’ at LATC. Click here
Read more about last weekend’s season opener from LA MASTER CHORALE, where ‘Voices of Light’ brought film, chorus, orchestra and soloists together for a captivating exploration of the trial of Joan of Arc. As RICHARD EINHORN’s 1994 oratorio is performed live, synchronized with the 1928 silent film by Carl Theodor Dreyer, the audience was entranced, and the evening was a roaring success. Read our report on the Singerpreneur blog
Think that’s all? Not even — check out the calendar to get the full scoop. Have a great week, and as always, have a wonderful week, and thank you for supporting live singing!