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

A “Christmas Gift” for the community from the Pasadena Master Chorale

On a chilly and wet Sunday evening, the Pasadena Master Chorale delivered yet another warm and satisfying performance of Christmas music to an appreciative audience. There couldn’t be a better venue than the sanctuary of the First Congregational Church in Pasadena for holiday choral music. Its towering Gothic cathedral style with wood beams, full horseshoe … Read more

Made in L.A.: Local focus reveals the heart of LA Master Chorale

“Made in L.A.“ is both a new initiative and a special concert program presented on Nov 15 by the Los Angeles Master Chorale, at downtown’s iconic Walt Disney Concert Hall.  With the aim of drawing attention to the considerable talents of our local choral composers, this concert definitely hit the mark. Artistic director Grant Gershon‘s remarks … 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

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

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