With a single award, the GRAMMYs just honored a whole lotta people in the Southland

The LA Phil, LA Master Chorale, Pacific Chorale, LA Children’s Chorus and National Children’s Chorus are having a very exciting night.

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

Big staffing announcements (plural!) at LA Opera

After 14 years, this is Grant Gershon’s last season at LA Opera. With Conlon’s contract extended and a new baton-wielder from Columbia taking over as Resident Conductor, there are big changes afoot. No announcement yet as to who will take over as chorusmaster, a role which Mr. Gershon also holds through this 2021-22 season. But … Read more

Atoms and stars: Children’s words remind us what arts outreach is all about

LA Master Chorale’s Voices Within program has consistently produced astonishing work from the children they work with.  Creating new music, and often very deep thoughts, over the course of several weeks, the instructors, professional performers and audience members are often just as affected by the results of this collaboration as the children are.  See this … Read more

Three wishes for a very tough week

Southern California Vocal Events from Jim Eninger’s Clickable Chamber Music Newsletter from the South Bay “Three Wishes” — LAURI D GOLDENHERSH’s Weekly Highlights   We’re in the thick of the fall season. Ensembles are rushing to get their best work out before the holidays take over all content. Find the rarely-performed, edgy world travelers, curious … Read more

Review: LA Master Chorale launches season at full throttle with Mozart and Kirchner pairing

It was another sold-out evening on September 23rd, and the excitement was palpable. Even on the Los Angeles Master Chorale‘s second night of the season, it felt like a gala or the night of a grand premiere. But the massive crowd settled into their seats at some length, and after a quick and gregarious intro by … Read more

‘Lacrimosa’ builds intense filmmaking on Mozart foundation

What happens when an award-winning filmmaker melds beloved Mozart with powerful themes, tense drama, actors, dancers, and a few members of the LA Master Chorale? Something very unique, and very intense. Check out the video below. Press release follows. FILM AND MUSIC COMBINE IN LACRIMOSA, A SHORT FILM FEATURING MEMBERS OF THE LOS ANGELES MASTER CHORALE … Read more

The Democratic Voice of the L.A. Master Chorale and Brahms’ Requiem

It’s been said that Los Angeles is in the middle of a cultural renaissance, and that the best art in the world is being produced right here. What some might not realize is that one of the finest choral ensembles in the world has been here for over 50 years. But it can be argued … Read more

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