With a custom Carol Bus, LA Master Chorale is getting up close and personal this year

Los Angeles Master Chorale isn’t satisfied with selling out multiple Christmas concerts every year.  In their ongoing quest to bring great music and new holiday traditions to as much of the Southland as possible, they’re touring SoCal with a bus of their own!  This outreach program will increase awareness of the Chorale in the general population, and they’ll have a lot of fun along the way.  (Press release follows)


Artist's rendering courtesy of the Los Angeles Master Chorale
Artist’s rendering courtesy of the Los Angeles Master Chorale
LOS ANGELES MASTER CHORALE ROLLS OUT “CAROL BUS” AND COMES A’ CAROLING WITH FREE POP-UP CONCERTS ACROSS THE SOUTHLAND AND ALSO OFFERS TICKETED CAROLING TOURS

 LA Master Chorale Carol Bus Highlights Include:

•    One-Day “Whistle Stop” Holiday Tour of LA Featuring Free Pop-up Caroling Concerts by the Chorale at LA Zoo, The Grove, LACMA, The Americana at Brand, Old Pasadena and One Colorado, Saturday, November 28, 2015, 1–9 pm;

•    Ticketed Public Caroling Tours, Led by Chorale Singers, of Downtown Los Angeles, Saturdays, December 5 and 12, 2015, 7:30-9:30 pm;

•    Ticketed Public Caroling Tours, Led by Chorale Singers, of West Hollywood/Fairfax District, Thursday, December 3 and Friday, December 11, 2015, 8-10 pm.

Los Angeles Master Chorale comes a’ caroling in quintessential LA fashion!  The renowned chorus launches the holiday season with a fun new take on the one-horse open sleigh when it rolls out the Los Angeles Master Chorale Carol Bus, an eye-catching double-decker red bus festooned from headlights to tailpipes in seasonal finery, for a range of free and ticketed festive caroling activities across the Southland.  The Chorale hits the road and sets a joyful mood for shoppers and sightseers alike with free pop-up caroling concerts at six popular locations across the city, including the LA Zoo, The Grove, LACMA, The Americana at Brand, Old Pasadena and One Colorado, on Saturday, November 28, 2015, 1-9 pm.  The public is also welcome to hop aboard the Carol Bus for ticketed caroling tours, led by singers from the Los Angeles Master Chorale, in Downtown Los Angeles on Saturdays, December 5 and 12, 2015, 7:30-9:30 pm, and West Hollywood on Thursday, December 3 and Friday, December 11, 2015, 8-10 pm.  The Carol Bus is a prelude to the Chorale’s Christmas at Walt Disney Concert Hall, which features four distinctive holiday programs at the iconic venue in December.

A one-day “whistle stop” tour of LA launches the Los Angeles Master Chorale Carol Bus on Saturday, November 28, 2015, 1-9 pm, as the Chorale wassails its way across the city with free pop-up holiday concerts at such bustling locations as the Los Angeles Zoo (12:40 pm and 8:30 pm), The Grove (1:50 pm), LACMA (2:45 pm), The Americana at Brand (5:20 pm), Old Pasadena (7:00 pm) and One Colorado (7:20 pm).  Singing favorite carols and songs of the season to perfection, the Chorale sets a joyful mood for the holidays.  The spontaneous performances are free and reservations are not required.

For those eager to hop on the Carol Bus and sing themselves, the Los Angeles Master Chorale invites the public to come aboard and enjoy ticketed caroling tours guaranteed to put every singer in the holiday spirit.  Two different routes are offered, with professional singers from the LA Master Chorale guiding the festivities, which, in addition to the caroling, include hot chocolate, mulled wine, Christmas cookies and a souvenir caroling book.  West Hollywood/Fairfax District tours include caroling stops at 3rd Street Farmers Market, The Grove, Santa Monica Boulevard and Melrose Avenue, on Thursday, December 3 and Friday, December 11, 2015, 8-10 pm.  Downtown Los Angeles tours feature caroling stops at the Music Center, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Grand Central Market and LA Live, on Saturdays, December 5 and 12, 2015, 7:30-9:30 pm.  Tickets for the Carol Bus singing tours ($55) are limited and may be purchased at lamc.org or by calling (213) 972-7282.  Carolers must be 21 or older to ride the Carol Bus.  Stops are subject to change.

The festive Los Angeles Master Chorale Carol Bus is a prelude to the Chorale’s Christmas at Walt Disney Concert Hall, which includes four distinctive holiday programs during December: “Festival of Carols” Saturdays, December 5 and 12, 2015, 2 pm, at Disney Hall; a concert version of Handel’s Messiah Sundays, December 6 and 20, 2015, 7 pm; “Rejoice! Brass Tidings,” featuring such classics as Daniel Pinkham’s Christmas Cantata, Giovanni Gabrieli’s Christmas Motets, John Rutter’s Gloria and Shawn Kirchner’s Behold New Joy: Ancient Carols of Christmas, Sunday, December 13, 2015, 7 pm; and the LA Master Chorale’s famed 35th Annual “Messiah Sing-Along” Wednesday, December 16, 2015, 8 pm. (Concert tickets range from $29 – $129.)

For Carol Bus free performance times and locations, tickets for public Carol Bus tours and information on Christmas at Walt Disney Concert Hall, visit http://www.lamc.org or call (213) 972-7282.
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