LAMC mixes it up with “Handel / Pärt”

It was good to be back at Walt Disney Concert Hall last Sunday, and with a house that looked about 3/4 full, it seems plenty of other folks were glad to be there for the LA Master Chorale, as well. Starting the concert with “Prayer for Ukraine” by Mykola Lysenko, in a rich and evocative … Read more

Art and artist collide with Handel for LAMC’s ‘Israel in Egypt’

It was heartwarming to see a nearly full house at Walt Disney Concert Hall on Sunday night (Feb 11), with very few empty seats and fewer latecomers coming to hear the Los Angeles Master Chorale and their excellent orchestra. The audience was unusually pumped, discussing the image already projected on the hall’s giant screen behind … Read more

More music for All Souls’

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 … 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

‘The Russian Evolution’ comes to SoCal, courtesy of LA Master Chorale’s season kick-off

by Norge Yip, Lister reviewer On Saturday, September 26, Los Angeles Master Chorale and conductor Grant Gershon opened the 2015-2016 season with “The Russian Evolution” at Walt Disney Concert Hall. The concert featured compositions by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Alexander Grechaninov, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Andrei Ilyashenko, and Sofia Gubaidulina. Grechaninov’s The Cherubic Hymn opened the program as … Read more

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