Three wishes for a very tough week

Southern California Vocal Events from Jim Eninger’s
Clickable Chamber Music Newsletter from the South Bay
“Three Wishes” — LAURI D GOLDENHERSH’s Weekly Highlights

 

We’re in the thick of the fall season.

Ensembles are rushing to get their best work out before the holidays take over all content. Find the rarely-performed, edgy world travelers, curious gems and more. There are three events that jumped out at me this week:

The season around All Saints’ and All Souls’ days brings out every sort of requiem that church music directors can think of, but the folks at St. Francis de Sales Church in Sherman Oaks are presenting something truly unusual this year. The nearly forgotten ‘Te Deum’ and ‘Messe des morts’ by French Baroque composer Marc-Antoine Charpentier are particularly beautiful examples of this very busy composer’s output, and considering the news of this horrendous week, just the salve so many of us need. It all takes place Saturday night. Get information by clicking here

Sunday evening, tenor JEFF GREIF and pianist HUI WU bring MATTHEW AUCOIN’s ‘Merrill Songs’ to the West Coast for the first time, as well as selections from Mahler and Barber. Come to the Brand Library in Glendale for a free concert at 7:30pm. Click here

On Wednesday and Friday of next week, an event to support music’s future seems perfect right now. Come to the culminating concerts of LA MASTER CHORALE’s ‘Voices Within’ program. LAMC has been working with fifth graders at two different local schools, and the students will sing songs that they’ve written, together with professional members of the Chorale. These events are particularly moving because the kids are SO excited about an accomplishment like this, and well they should be. There are four performances — two in Los Angeles, two in North Hills. Pick one and get a special boost from a whole lot of adorable and talented kiddos. For details on the first of four events, click here

In times like these, those of you who continue to make the arts part of your lives, and possibly part of coping with so many tragic events, are especially valued and blessed. Thank you for supporting the arts, always. We will continue to support you in any creative way we can.

Be safe, everyone.

Lauri D. Goldenhersh


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*This post is echoed from the weekly vocal events column in the Clickable Chamber Music Newsletter, serving nearly several thousand music fans all over Southern California. The original is a text-based email newsletter, so images, links and details may differ in this enhanced version.

 

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