Angeles Chorale names Laura Mason new Executive Director

Congratulations to Angeles Chorale for tapping team member Laura Mason (pictured) as their new chief.  The choir has been through a lengthy search for successor to longtime ED Rae Macdonald, who passed away in late 2016. Mason has been working with the group for some time, and her energy and commitment have been noted and appreciated by the List … Read more

New executive director for Angeles Chorale

Congratulations to the Angeles Chorale are in order this week, as they recently announced that arts and nonprofit veteran Jeffrey Shapiro will take the helm as top executive for their ensemble organization.  Taking over the role most recently held by the beloved Rae Macdonald, who passed away last year, Shapiro’s experience in a variety of nonprofit … Read more

Rae Macdonald, 1932-2016

It’s been a rough fall, with several members of the vocal community lost.  Sadly, this week we’ve received details about the passing of Rae Macdonald, who served most recently as executive director for Angeles Chorale.  Rae had previously worked as part of the administrative team for the Los Angeles Master Chorale, and has been an activate … Read more

Spring in twos and threes

Vocal focus from CCMN* Southern CA Vocal Events Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights   Assuming you all survived the hurricane of music that is Easter, we can now settle in for the musical wonder that is springtime. It all starts with a coincidental series of events that seem to fall into twos and threes: First … Read more

Christmas old and new with Angeles Chorale

This year’s Christmas concert from Angeles Chorale was a real holiday treat, especially since I haven’t heard them myself in quite a few years.  This historic and impressively well-organized choral organization is now led by artistic director John Sutton, and it’s clear that the group is thriving, with a well-crafted program and a crowd that enthusiastically filled … Read more

A brand-new orchestra emerges into the future

It’s not as uncommon as September’s supermoon eclipse, but it’s not often we get to see the launch of a new orchestra — even here in SoCal, where classical life is bustling.  This Sunday brings such a debut for the Young Artists Symphony Orchestra (YASO), led by artistic director Alexander Treger, and there’s no ramping … Read more

A diva returns, a new orchestra, and a chance to sing with a living legend

Vocal focus from CCMN* Southern CA Vocal Events Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights One beautiful event after another tells us that it’s fall, the season is in full swing, and there will be no sitting at home with your favorite Netflix binge.  Get yourself to one of these choice musical happenings, or pick one from … Read more

NEXT! looks into the future for Angeles Chorale

by Bryan Dahl, community reviewer For whatever delightfully mysterious reason, it’s the experiences in life which completely shatter our expectations that seem the most rewarding. Never having been to a performance by the Angeles Chorale, my expectations couldn’t help changing by the minute as I sat in the balcony of the gorgeous First United Methodist Church … Read more

Seasonal shift

Vocal focus from CCMN* Southern CA Vocal Events Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights The season is wrapping up, with finales, festivals and fine music, everywhere you look! CCMN will be released every two weeks through the summer, so this is the first double issue of the off-season.  However, with so much packed into the next … Read more

All the way to Easter

Vocal focus from CCMN* SOUTHERN CA VOCAL EVENTS Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights Big week(s) ahead… This column will reach a little further than usual, as I’ll be taking next week off for a little Easter break.  (Are you ready to dye eggs yet?) Choral music is at the forefront this week, with Lenten selections … Read more

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