Choral Arts Initiative reveals a bold new season

An innovative choir based in Irvine and led by Brandon Elliott (pictured), Choral Arts Initiative (CAI) has been an org to watch for a few years now. Their programming is creative, they support new works and nurture their singers, and their PREMIERE|Project Festival (now accepting participant apps for 2023) is a celebration of what modern … Read more

Three wishes for wide-eyed spring

“Three Wishes” — Southern California Vocal Events LAURI D GOLDENHERSH’s Weekly Highlightsfrom the Clickable Chamber Music Newsletter (CCMN) How do you feel about fish and other aquatic creatures? Are you at your very best in sea air and salty ocean spray? First up this week, a concert-length premiere from CHORAL ARTS INITIATIVE, as “Voyaging” by … Read more

A new requiem, a TED/opera connection, and music everywhere

Vocal focus in the summertime* Southern CA Vocal Events Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights July has been particularly busy this year, with opera, festival performances, choral music and just about anything else you can think of. You can even have a piece of it for your library: This coming weekend, check out the season finale … 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

We need a little opera

Vocal focus from CCMN* SOUTHERN CA VOCAL EVENTS Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights Life should be lived with grand passion, even if it’s performed on a small stage. And to further that goal, this is a prime week for bringing more opera into your life! Whether you’re most intrigued by sneak peeks, premieres, revivals or … Read more

Jubilant July

Vocal focus from CCMN* SOUTHERN CA VOCAL EVENTS Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights July is rich with vocal music goodies!  This weekend brings another ‘Amici della Musica‘ from CENTER STAGE OPERA, a concert from INSPIRAVI CHAMBER CHOIR (with a reputation growing like mad), and the ALL-AMERICAN BOYS CHORUS.  See the calendar for the 411. On … Read more

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