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

Season announcement: LA Master Chorale’s 2018-19 lineup

We wait with bated breath until our Lister blogger finishes the review of last weekend’s Israel in Egypt. (OK, it’s me — I’m percolating!  Stay tuned…) But in the meantime, LA Master Chorale has recovered from their most recent visit into their Hidden Handel project, taken a deep breath, and announced their next season! With connections firmly … Read more

Wading in with LA Master Chorale

On Sunday, April 30, the Los Angeles Master Chorale treated audiences to a concert almost entirely of American spirituals. Entitled “Wade in the Water”, the program served both as homage to a beloved spiritual of the same title, but also as invocation of water, naturally flowing expressions of the soul, and communal spirit. It included … 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

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

‘New Voices’ from INSPIRAVI

by Jenna Friedman, guest contributor On Saturday, March 28, INSPIRAVI performed a most delightful concert at the Doheny Mansion on the Mount Saint Mary University  campus. A chamber choir of twenty professional musicians directed by Sébastien Vallée, they presented “New Voices: Music by a New Generation of Composers”, focusing on contemporary creators and featuring works by two of their … Read more

LA Master Chorale soars through two world premieres with ‘Songs of Ascent’, 3/8/15

Attending a concert of the Los Angeles Master Chorale is about the closest thing to a rock concert experience you’ll find in classical music.  We almost expect to hear conductor Grant Gershon cry, “Hello, Cleveland!” when he first turns to greet us.  Few artistic organizations enjoy such a fervent following, and for good reason:  most … Read more

Forward to spring

Vocal focus from CCMN* SOUTHERN CA VOCAL EVENTS Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights This week is huge, with a packed calendar and performers scurrying all over Southern California to meet their commitments.  In other words, it’s just the way we like it.  So don’t stay home: First thing, plan NOW for the time change on … Read more

Handful of new

Vocal focus from CCMN* SOUTHERN CA VOCAL EVENTS Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights Just a few new events to share with you this week: In case you missed it [earlier in the original newsletter], the new series, ‘Hardly Strictly Classical’ launches on Saturday, and their debut concert features none other than LA’s soprano darling JANAI … Read more

LAMC at 50 – A perfect unity of tradition and innovation

The Los Angeles Master Chorale (LAMC) marked the end of their 50th anniversary in style with a concert of world premieres on Sunday, June 8. Long known for their ability to bring a refined sound to the warhorses of concert repertoire, they showed their ultimate flexibility in sound with a final concert of modern music. Music … Read more

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