H20, haunted tunes, and the big ball

Vocal focus from CCMN Southern CA Vocal Events Coril Prochnow’s Weekly Highlights (Our guest columnist again this week!)   It was a treat to get a light rainfall in the Southland this week, but for some heavy-duty Purple Rain, take a trip to Chula Vista on Friday 10/21 at 7:30 pm, or to San Diego on Sunday, … Read more

Texts and textures make a spooky seasonal program for SGVCC

With a Whitman-inspired title like ‘Night, Sleep, Death and the Stars‘ (the last line of his poem, A Clear Midnight), it’s hard to go wrong, and San Gabriel Valley Choral Company has concocted a seasonal program that gears up for Halloween in the most charming way. The title refers to a lovely work by Daniel … 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

CCMN: Bang! goes the season

Vocal focus from CCMN* Southern CA Vocal Events Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights The season is coming!  The season is coming! Nothing like diving right in, as this weekend marks the start of a very busy year for classical vocal types. As opera companies’ engines start humming, we tweeted yesterday from the dress rehearsal of … Read more

Tunes for the last holiday

Vocal focus from CCMN* Southern CA Vocal Events Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights It’s a quiet week, as the Labor Day holiday will give musicians and audience members a last chance to officially enjoy summer. Lauri’s List returns to our weekly newsletter schedule next week, so we’ll be ready for the new season. In the … Read more

Seasonal shift

Vocal focus from CCMN* Southern CA Vocal Events Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights The season is wrapping up, with finales, festivals and fine music, everywhere you look! CCMN will be released every two weeks through the summer, so this is the first double issue of the off-season.  However, with so much packed into the next … Read more

Holiday spirit by the churchful at SGVCC’s seasonal concert

With “Ring in the Holidays” on December 6th, San Gabriel Valley Choral Company hit all the right emotional notes, so essential to the proper cultivation of genuine holiday spirit.  Some concerts push all the right buttons. They had kiddos.  And bells.  And sing-along carols (with lyrics in the program, which was a nice inclusive touch).  … 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

Opera, summerized

Vocal focus from CCMN* SOUTHERN CA VOCAL EVENTS Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights See the drama? There’s a surprising number of opera performances this month, all including either new and unusual repertoire or a brand-new company: This Friday, 8/8, Cuatro Corridos comes to Zipper Hall in DTLA, combining the music of four composers to address … Read more

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