Lauridsen’s ‘Lux Aeterna’ at 20

By Steven Ottományi, Lister Reviewer The third in a series of commemorative concerts celebrating the twentieth anniversary of Morten Lauridsen’s seminal work for chorus and orchestra, Lux Aeterna, featured a new offering: Choir Night, with plentiful opportunities for audience participation. Composers Moira Smiley and Eric Whitacre led the assembled singers, gathered from choirs local and distant, including … Read more

LAMC honored this week by Hall of Fame

We’d bet that at least some of you didn’t even know that such an entity existed, but the American Classical Music Hall of Fame is coming to Los Angeles tomorrow night to induct one of our own homegrown organizations into their hallowed membership.  The Los Angeles Master Chorale, under various directors and over several decades, … Read more

LA Master Chorale’s 2016-17 season chock full of big-name splash

Big news aplenty for LA Master Chorale today:  their season announcement is peppered with big names and exciting announcements, and outlines a very busy schedule.  For now, we’ll let the press release speak for itself: [Press release] LOS ANGELES MASTER CHORALE LED BY ARTISTIC DIRECTOR GRANT GERSHON ANNOUNCES 2016-17 SEASON AT WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL … Read more

Chorus America confers two top awards on LAMC leadership

[Press release]  Chorus America, the nation’s leading choral music advocacy organization, announced it is conferring an unprecedented two top awards on Los Angeles Master Chorale’s key leadership – Artistic Director Grant Gershon garners the prestigious Louis Botto Award for Innovative Action and Entrepreneurial Zeal, and outgoing President & CEO Terry Knowles, who steps down at … Read more

Alex Ruggieri, 1952-2012

Alexander Frank Ruggieri was a man of talent, passion and presence.  With a keen mind, a sincere and abiding love of great music, and a booming bass voice, he was an imposing figure that housed sharp wit and a kind heart.  He was well-known in Southern California and well beyond, as his tenacity and deep knowledge … Read more

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