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

Stravinsky’s wedding and bits of John Adams with the LA Master Chorale

by Natalie Mann, Lister reviewer Groundbreaking. Indefinable. Accessible. All these words have been used to describe American composer John Adams, but they also increasingly tell us about the work of Los Angeles Master Chorale artistic director Grant Gershon. It is fitting that these two classical luminaries have had a long working relationship, dating back to the … Read more

Five reasons to stand up for the arts this week

Vocal focus from CCMN Southern CA Vocal Events Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights With the news today that federal arts funding is under fire, it’s never been a better time to show your support for the arts by showing up. Wherever you sit on the political spectrum, please raise a voice, and work at least two … Read more

Last chances and first looks

Vocal focus from CCMN Southern CA Vocal Events Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights With so many event runs already in progress (see “Continuing” below), let’s look at a few newbies on the calendar this week: In a week that boasts new planets and heady interplanetary wonderings, the LOS ANGELES ZIMRIYAH CHORALE couldn’t be more timely with … Read more

‘Pacifics’ heading to Carnegie Hall to celebrate Glass’ 80th

With a big project ahead during artistic director John Alexander‘s last season with Pacific Chorale, the OC choir joins Pacific Symphony in a trek to the Big Apple this spring. With the announcement coming through just this week, the two orgs will appear at the world-famous Carnegie Hall on April 21, performing Philip Glass’ The Passion of Ramakrishna as part … Read more

Pasadena Master Chorale’s Brahms Requiem

by Norge Yip, Lister reviewer Pasadena Master Chorale presented the fifth concert of its current season on June 14, performing Brahms’ Requiem at the First United Methodist Church in Pasadena. More than 300 attendees left the cool summer evening and entered a space where the warmth and still air verged on being uncomfortable, but all of that … Read more

Making choral history for 50 years

In light of last weekend’s big doings for the Los Angeles Master Chorale, we’d like to send a heartfelt congratulations to director Grant Gershon, the LAMC Board and all of this weekend’s performers.  LAMC has been a consistent force for excellence and innovation in Los Angeles and well beyond, and this is a milestone that … Read more

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