Fling it far

Southern California Vocal Events from Jim Eninger’s Clickable Chamber Music Newsletter from the South Bay “Three Wishes” — LAURI D GOLDENHERSH’s Weekly Highlights   Music is flung far and wide, as three three events illustrate. It’s a great week to be thankful for all SoCal has to offer! SAN DIEGO OPERA invites the vocal-loving world … Read more

Bowl report: What’s up in Hollywood this summer?

Single tickets for the Hollywood Bowl went live in early May, so if you haven’t grabbed the seats you want, it would be wise to get moving. To help you maneuver the extensive schedule through the time-honored favorites like the Playboy Jazz Fest, movie-themed events like the annual Sound of Music sing-along and fandom-milking Harry Potter events, and stunt-casting spectacles … Read more

Passing the torch at Pacific Chorale

After 45 years, conductor John Alexander is retiring as artistic director of Pacific Chorale, and his final concert in that role is this weekend.  John has been an influential force in Orange County, whether teacher at Cal State Fullerton or running the area’s premiere choral ensembles. Alexander is handing the baton to friends and protege … Read more

Pre-Easter… maybe “Preaster”? (Maybe not, but the music’s good.)

Vocal focus from CCMN Southern CA Vocal Events Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights Happy spring! The biggest thing keeping singers busy right now, of course, are the upcoming Passion Week and Easter festivities, and the many and various sacred services that can involve. Easter Sunday is just ten days away, and there is absolutely glorious music … 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

Ending in the middle

Vocal focus from CCMN* Southern CA Vocal Events Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights There’s something electric about this transition between spring and summer, when the heat is building up, the main season is wrapping up, and tunes are swirling through Southern California like a frenzied last gasp. It’s an annual ritual that is easy to … Read more

Hidden Gem: Holidays well done

   A SoCal legend brings cheer to Orange County John Alexander celebrated his 40th season with the Pacific Chorale last year, and is still going strong.  On December 1 & 2, his chamber group, the 24-voice John Alexander Singers, offers a seasonal concert with a varied program with their signature skill and professionalism.  Filled with … Read more

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