Looking ahead with Bach Collegium San Diego

Season announcement time continues, and we have the latest from San Diego’s darling of the Baroque:  Bach Collegium San Diego. This intrepid and very active group, led by Ruben Valenzuela, is so good that they maintain a devoted claque of their own from points north.  Live elsewhere and wanna go to one of their upcoming … Read more

Make a wish…

Southern California Vocal Events from Jim Eninger’s Clickable Chamber Music Newsletter from the South Bay “Three Wishes” — LAURI D GOLDENHERSH’s Weekly Highlights   Let’s start with a little shout-out to my mother and resident unSUNg groupie, MARILYN DAVIDIAN, who makes her own birthday wishes today… Love you, Mom! Happy Birthday! I don’t start this … Read more

New season marks 15 years for Bach Collegium San Diego

With a season announcement that marks a proud milestone, the highly regarded ensemble Bach Collegium San Diego has announced their season line-up for 2017-18. The offerings are firmly rooted in the Baroque gems that BCSD has become known for, with an array of works that show off the richness and variety within the period. My, how … Read more

Lent, lending itself to great music

Vocal focus from CCMN Southern CA Vocal Events Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights   While Lent is most often referenced as an annual ritual of self-denial, it is actually, at its root, more about reflection and pondering life’s greater issues. Giving up sweets for Lent, for instance, is a way of creating a regular reminder that some … Read more

Early music, a celeb sighting and an opera ripped from the headlines

Vocal focus from CCMN Southern CA Vocal Events Coril Prochnow’s Weekly Highlights (Thanks for covering for Lauri this week!)   While the weather is cooling down, the performance scene is beginning to heat up with an abundance of early music this week, throughout LA, OC and San Diego. Opening Friday evening 10/14 in Cardiff by-the-Sea, BACH … Read more

Awash in choral color

Vocal focus from CCMN* Southern CA Vocal Events Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights Great choral music is like a well-textured painting, and can range in scale from exquisite miniatures to grand canvases worthy of Jacques-Louis David. (See his Oath of the Horatii above.)  This week, several beloved and revered choral works are taking center stage, … Read more

Ramping up for spring

Vocal focus from CCMN* Southern CA Vocal Events Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights It’s time for the “Bunny Race”, when presenters and artists are frantically cramming events onto the calendar so they can get them in before Easter. The good news is doppio: we have much to choose from, and after each event, we can celebrate … Read more

Mary in San Diego, American standards in Pasadena, and a whole lotta tenors at Zipper

Vocal focus from CCMN* Southern CA Vocal Events Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights Jumping right in this week… A new season for BACH COLLEGIUM SAN DIEGO brings more than he of the curly wig, especially with their first program, entitled “Something About Mary”.  Two blessed works celebrate the Virgin herself, starting with J.S. Bach’s cantata … Read more

Music for mamas everywhere

swan mama and cygnets

Vocal focus from CCMN* Southern CA Vocal Events Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights Happy Mother’s Day!  Due to the fact that Sunday is reserved for mamas in the US, the concert schedule is a little lighter than usual — singers are moms, and have moms, too!  But look for these on the calendar, and find … Read more

The grand and the different

Vocal focus from CCMN* SOUTHERN CA VOCAL EVENTS Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights This week, the Southland offers operatic oddities and big congratulations: TERRY KNOWLES will be feted at the annual gala for the LA MASTER CHORALE this weekend – the luxe event is Sunday night, 3/1, and we at the List offer our kudos … Read more

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