Stand and remember

Memorial Day weekend tends to be more full of barbecues and beaches and the thrill of the annual summer gateway, but for some, it brings out the champion within: For the South Bay Children’s Choir, for instance, this weekend’s ‘American Kaleidoscope’ concerts include repertoire from across the years in American music, including everything from works … Read more

Hello December… with a lot of holiday (and other) music

Vocal focus from CCMN Southern CA Vocal Events Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights   With December in full swing, the holidays are here with a vengeance. These events may not yet be on your radar this year, but are definitely worth a look: The holidays are really for kids, regardless of the age that “kid” may … Read more

Twenty years, many singers, big celebration for South Bay Children’s Choir

Two decades in music education is no small feat, especially with the current crop of obstacles and saturation that every arts organization must face.  But this weekend, South Bay Children’s Choir celebrates just that, with a 20th Anniversary Reunion Concert at their adopted home at El Camino College, at Marsee Auditorium. Artistic director Diane Simons started the … Read more

Beginning a season’s end

Vocal focus from CCMN* Southern CA Vocal Events Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights The next two weeks marks the start and the finish of beautiful things! Anoush Opera brings a 19th-century Armenian village to life with a tragic love story presented by LARK MUSICAL SOCIETY and starring HASMIK PAPIAN and SHOUSHIK BARSOUMIAN.  Four performances run … Read more

Music for mamas everywhere

swan mama and cygnets

Vocal focus from CCMN* Southern CA Vocal Events Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights Happy Mother’s Day!  Due to the fact that Sunday is reserved for mamas in the US, the concert schedule is a little lighter than usual — singers are moms, and have moms, too!  But look for these on the calendar, and find … Read more

Living in artistic prosperity

Vocal focus from CCMN* SOUTHERN CA VOCAL EVENTS Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights “Jefe, what is a plethora?”* The answer is simple: Check the calendar. There’s so much going on this week that it boggles the mind. But here’s a rough sketch: Operas abound, with GAVIN BRYARS’ Marilyn Forever bringing Ms. Monroe to life at … Read more

Ticket giveaway for 3/24 — enter now for Thursday’s drawing

Join the South Bay Children’s Choir for their biggest project yet — we have two sets of two tickets to give away for the March 24 performance in Torrance, including the Albert McNeil Jubilee Singers, two-time Grammy award winner Cathy Fink on banjo and guitar, the SBCC choirs singing Fink’s charming arrangements of Appalachian folk … Read more

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