Hail to the hail

One of music’s most time-honored traditions is to mark an achievement, milestone or the influence of one of a community’s movers and shakers.  This capacity for homage is also one of the most exciting powers of the art form, and de Angelis Vocal Ensemble has created a program that honors the very concept of honoring … 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

Singing the beat all the way to your toes

Do you dance?  It’s surprising to hear from classical singers and instrumentalists how little time they spend dancing.  A recent conversation may have shed some light, as one of our Listers explained, “We move a bit to the music we create, and the rest is in the mind.  It’s just internalized.” Okay, we might buy that. … Read more

CCMN: new/old mashups, OperaWorks salon, and (Choral) Fantasy times two

Vocal focus from CCMN* Southern CA Vocal Events Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights Huge weekend ahead… …the week before Halloween is always a monster! One thing’s for sure: thou shalt not stay home. The season for DE ANGELIS VOCAL ENSEMBLE kicks off on Saturday afternoon, and examines a musical circle of life with ‘Genesis, Renaissance … Read more

Fall in full bloom

Vocal focus from CCMN* SOUTHERN CA VOCAL EVENTS Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights   Oh, the plethora… ‘Mission Music’ in, and with, a mission:  DE ANGELIS VOCAL ENSEMBLE kicks off their 10th season with historic music from California’s rich and diverse early heritage.  Presented on Saturday afternoon in the beautiful basilica at the mission in … Read more

Hidden Gem: Brahms and brains, down by the sea

San Juan Capistrano is the place to be! (At least the little birdies think so…) The swallows are about to return, but this weekend de Angelis Vocal Ensemble (we like to call them “dAVE”)  is all about Brahms, as they present the one of the great composer’s most cherished works — the German Requiem, performed … Read more

CCMN: Get out there

Vocal focus from CCMN* SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA VOCAL EVENTS Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights We’re in the thick of the season!  Don’t think about staying home: Opera is in abundance this time of year, with a new production of The Death of Klinghoffer at LONG BEACH OPERA and Lucia di Lammermoor opening at LA OPERA this … Read more

CCMN: L’amour, ghosts and a thousand years

Vocal focus from CCMN* SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA VOCAL EVENTS Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights As most teenage girls will tell you, there’s nothing more wonderful than falling in love.  The world of Broadway strives every day to harness that wave of beautiful chaos, and this Friday, soprano ARIEL PISTURINO and tenor JAY JOHNSON serve up a … Read more

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