The last couple of decades have brought a long, steady whirlwind of celebratory activity that have built the Halloween / All Saints’ / Dia de los Muertos / All Souls’ cycle to a never-before-seen frenzy, filling the autumn season with ghouls, flowers, fantastical stories… and piles of gorgeous music.
The special events related to All Souls’ Day are centuries-old in the liturgical calendar, of course, and they still live and breathe in Southern California. This Sunday, one annual tradition takes place a few days later than usual, finding an early-evening niche at the now iconic Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Downtown Los Angeles. Join the Cathedral Choir, organist Samuel Soria and conductor Gordon LaCross for a traditional Evening Prayer service and concert for the departed. The program includes John Rutter’s popular Requiem, with soprano soloists Anna Schubert and Suzanne Waters.
Admission is free, and parking in the attached structure is $9. (Get there early to find your spot.) if you haven’t been to the Cathedral yet, this is an extraordinary chance to check out one of LA’s best-known and most controversial spaces.
The Archdiocese of Los Angeles presents
Evening Prayer and Concert
for All Souls’
Sunday, November 5, 5pm
Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels
555 W. Temple Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012