Los Angeles Master Chorale

Los Angeles Master Chorale The official page of the Los Angeles Master Chorale. www.lamasterchorale.org We're the choir-in-residence at Walt Disney Concert Hall, representing the #voicesofLA.
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Led by Artistic Director Grant Gershon, and featuring Artist-in-Residence Eric Whitacre.

Led by Artistic Director Grant Gershon, and featuring Artist-in-Residence Eric Whitacre.

Operating as usual

"I’ve been singing in a choir ever since— even on Zoom during the pandemic, because it isn’t safe to sing in person now—...
11/04/2020
The Healing Power of Singing

"I’ve been singing in a choir ever since— even on Zoom during the pandemic, because it isn’t safe to sing in person now— and each rehearsal is a lifeline, a connected thread, an intake of air working toward a collective voice."

This article from The New York Times is a true testament to the transformative power of choral music.

I was facing some shadows in my life. Could singing with others help me reclaim my voice and calm my fast-beating heart?

Los Angeles Master Chorale's cover photo
11/02/2020

Los Angeles Master Chorale's cover photo

Happy Halloween! 🎃Celebrate with the ominous music of composer Michael Abels, performed by the Master Chorale. This play...
10/31/2020
Composer Spotlight: Michael Abels

Happy Halloween! 🎃

Celebrate with the ominous music of composer Michael Abels, performed by the Master Chorale. This playlist features themes from the horror films "Get Out" and "Us", which were both scored by Abels.

Explore the music of Michael Abels, performed by the Los Angeles Master Chorale at Walt Disney Concert Hall in 2019. Featuring tracks from the horror films "Get Out" and "Us".

10/30/2020
When the Violin: Reena Esmail - Vijay Gupta, violin

"When the Violin"
Performed by Vijay Gupta - Violinist
Composed by Reena Esmail, Composer Artist-in-Residence of the Los Angeles Master Chorale

"When the violin can forgive every wound caused by others, the heart starts singing." - Hafiz ** When the Violin Reena Esmail, Composer Vijay Gupta, Violin D...

10/29/2020
Dia de los Muertos with Maria Guinand

On this day in 2017, the Master Chorale performed a special concert to honor the Mexican tradition of Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with guest conductor María Guinand.

If you attended this concert, let us know by leaving a comment below!

Maria Guinand guest conducts the Los Angeles Master Chorale in a program themed on death and celebration, inspired by Mexico's vibrant "Dia de los Muertos" c...

Vote and let your voice be heard. 🇺🇸The Music Center: Performing Arts Center of Los Angeles is an official polling locat...
10/28/2020

Vote and let your voice be heard. 🇺🇸

The Music Center: Performing Arts Center of Los Angeles is an official polling location for this year's election. Learn more at musiccenter.org/votecenter.

10/26/2020
Detroit Youth Choir ‘Glory’ - Dedicated to Rep. John Lewis

Watch this incredible performance from the Detroit Youth Choir, honoring the late civil rights leader John Lewis. #blacklivesmatter

“What I try to tell young people is that if you come together with a mission, and it's grounded with love and a sense of community, you can make the impossib...

Watch Associate Artistic Director Jenny Wong on LA Times Today from the Los Angeles Times and Spectrum News 1 SoCal.Jenn...
10/23/2020
LA Times Today: L.A. Master Chorale adapts in COVID times

Watch Associate Artistic Director Jenny Wong on LA Times Today from the Los Angeles Times and Spectrum News 1 SoCal.

Jenny shares how the Master Chorale is evolving its performances to meet the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Watch L.A.

Our Emergency Fund for Artistic Innovation was designed to:-Keep our artists working -Engage and grow our audience in in...
10/22/2020

Our Emergency Fund for Artistic Innovation was designed to:

-Keep our artists working
-Engage and grow our audience in innovative ways
-Promote equity, diversity, and inclusion in everything we do

Donate today: https://bit.ly/2SXTlbv

On this day last year, the Master Chorale performed the LA premiere of Osvaldo Golijov's "Oceana", featuring soloist Luc...
10/21/2020
Oceana: VII. Coral del Arrefice (Chorale of the Reef)

On this day last year, the Master Chorale performed the LA premiere of Osvaldo Golijov's "Oceana", featuring soloist Luciana Souza.

Here is the final movement, entitled "Coral del Arrefice".

This excerpt was recorded live at Walt Disney Concert Hall on October 20, 2020.

One year ago, we launched our 2019-20 season with a performance of Bruckner's Mass No. 3 in F minor and Osvaldo Golijov'...
10/19/2020

One year ago, we launched our 2019-20 season with a performance of Bruckner's Mass No. 3 in F minor and Osvaldo Golijov's "Oceana". Were any of you there in person?

Photos by Jamie Pham

Our singers make the music. Help us keep them singing.From now until December 31, all donations will be matched dollar-f...
10/17/2020

Our singers make the music. Help us keep them singing.

From now until December 31, all donations will be matched dollar-for-dollar thanks to our generous board of directors.

Make a gift: https://bit.ly/2SXTlbv

Our new virtual choir "Abide with Me" was featured on yesterday's classical music round up from Classical KUSC.
10/15/2020
Play On, California!

Our new virtual choir "Abide with Me" was featured on yesterday's classical music round up from Classical KUSC.

Welcome to Play On, California! A daily update on how musicians here in the Golden State are keeping the music playing while sheltering in place. While the concert halls are dark, tune in to KUSC weekdays at noon as we shine the spotlight on our great California musicians. We're also updating this b

10/13/2020
CGU Virtual Performance - Ennio Morricone's Nella Fantasia with Jenny-Soonjin Kim, Piano

Claremont Graduate University assistant professor (and Master Chorale board member) Jenny-Soonjin Kim performs Ennio Morricone's "Nella Fantasia" with cellist Ahin Kim, and Master Chorale singers Timothy Gonzalez and Chung Uk Lee.

CGU assistant professor Jenny-Soonjin Kim performs Ennio Morricone's Nella Fantasia an the piano, with cellist Ahin Kim, tenor Timothy Gonzalez, and bass Chu...

10/09/2020
Our Land with Peace by Kevork Mourad

Silkroad released a new album today called "Falling Out of Time", which you can stream here: https://apple.co/3nBkcs8

The album, composed by Osvaldo Golijov, was accompanied by music videos animated by Syrian artist Kevork mourad, a frequent collaborator and friend of the Master Chorale. Earlier this year, Kevork animated our recording of David Lang's "Our Land with Peace".

Art by Kevork Mourad Music by David Lang Performed by Grant Gershon, conductor, and Calder Quartet Learn More https://www.lamasterchorale.org

10/08/2020
Abide with Me

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"Abide with Me", arranged by Moses Hogan
Performed by 90 voices from the Master Chorale
Conducted by Jenny Wong, Associate Artistic Director
Video by Christian Amonson & Matt Hagestuen for Arts Laureate

“The reason I get to be at a podium in Disney Hall is that there were people who came before me who worked hard, with gr...
10/08/2020
How rising conductor Jenny Wong hopes to change the face of choral music

“The reason I get to be at a podium in Disney Hall is that there were people who came before me who worked hard, with great intention, to make that possible for me,” Wong said. “I have a responsibility to do the same.”

Thank you LA Times for this interview with Jenny Wong, our Associate Artistic Director.

Jenny Wong is the new associate artistic director of L.A. Master Chorale, whose goal is to have 50% of programming composed by women and POC.

Composer, conductor, and teacher Alice Parker is a hero in the world of choral music. Chorus America's new documentary “...
10/07/2020
Chorus America Presents New Documentary: "ALICE: At Home with Alice Parker" | Chorus America

Composer, conductor, and teacher Alice Parker is a hero in the world of choral music. Chorus America's new documentary “ALICE: At Home with Alice Parker” chronicles her life and art through conversations with filmmaker Eduardo Montes-Bradley.

The documentary will premiere tomorrow, October 8 at 7:00pm (EDT) on YouTube.

Chorus America Presents New Documentary: "ALICE: At Home with Alice Parker"Premiere and Talkback; Thursday, October 8; 7:00 pm EDTChorus America Staff | September 24, 2020Documentary Premiere and Talkback October 8, 2020 | 7:00 pm EDT Watch on our YouTube Channel FREE to all viewers Composer, conduc...

10/06/2020
Lagrime di San Pietro (Ogni occhio del Signor)

Enjoy this clip of Orlando di Lasso’s Renaissance masterwork "Lagrime di San Pietro" (Tears of St. Peter), staged by acclaimed director Peter Sellars.

The Los Angeles Master Chorale presents Orlando di Lasso’s Renaissance masterwork – Lagrime di San Pietro (Tears of St. Peter) – staged by acclaimed director...

10/05/2020

Yesterday, Chor Leoni Men's Choir released a special Sunday Double Feature which includes musical excerpts from "The Sacred veil" and an interview with Grant Gershon. Watch now if you missed it this weekend!

Roger Wagner was the founding Music Director of the Los Angeles Master Chorale, and his legacy lives on through the Roge...
10/05/2020

Roger Wagner was the founding Music Director of the Los Angeles Master Chorale, and his legacy lives on through the Roger Wagner Society.

Learn more: http://ow.ly/x9wx50BH6fG

In case you missed it— the Master Chorale was featured on a recent episode of Houston Chamber Choir's podcast With One A...
10/01/2020
With One Accord

In case you missed it— the Master Chorale was featured on a recent episode of Houston Chamber Choir's podcast With One Accord. You can listen to our episode on Spotify:

Every Monday and Friday at noon CT, the Houston Chamber Choir presents the With One Accord podcast, your one-stop shop for choral joy! Join us for Music Mondays with Artistic Director Robert Simpson as he presents favorite moments from past performances, get a glimpse into the personalities of the H...

According to Chorus America's 2019 Chorus Impact Study, choral singers are 35% more likely to vote regularly than the pu...
09/27/2020

According to Chorus America's 2019 Chorus Impact Study, choral singers are 35% more likely to vote regularly than the public at large.

Voting is an important way to make sure your voice is heard. You can check your voter registration at www.vote.org.

Don't miss the Master Chorale on Chor Leoni Inside, a broadcast featuring music and conversation from our friends at Cho...
09/27/2020

Don't miss the Master Chorale on Chor Leoni Inside, a broadcast featuring music and conversation from our friends at Chor Leoni Men's Choir.

Tuesday, 9/29 at 7:00 PM (PDT)

Watch on Facebook or YouTube!

What's it like to lead the largest choral organization in North America? How does it feel to call the iconic Disney Hall in Los Angeles home? Next week on Chor Leoni Inside you'll meet Grant Gershon, artistic director of the Los Angeles Master Chorale and hear what it's like to work closely with their Artist-in-Residence, GRAMMY-award winning composer Eric Whitacre, and lead the resident choir for the Los Angeles Symphony Orchestra. The Chorale’s recording of The Sacred Veil, Whitacre’s stunning 12-movement work, just debuted last month and you’ll get an insider’s look at this extraordinary new composition.

You'll also enjoy two Chor Leoni video premieres. From the Orpheum stage you'll see our performance of Samuel Barber's virtuosic A Stopwatch and an Ordnance Map, and from Singapore's Victoria Concert Hall, you'll enjoy our performance of The Last Words of David by Randall Thompson.

Chor Leoni Inside connects you to Chor Leoni with glorious music videos and fascinating chat. Please join us!

Tues 7pm PDT | Facebook | YouTube | Optik TV (710) www.chorleoni/org/inside

Los Angeles Master Chorale Eric Whitacre BC Choral Federation (BCCF) Choral Canada - Canada Choral Chorus America American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) International Federation for Choral Music IFCM Signum Records

Thanks WQXR for including our two new album releases in your September round up: Eric Whitacre's "The Sacred Veil" and L...
09/25/2020
Latest / Greatest September 2020 | WQXR Editorial | WQXR

Thanks WQXR for including our two new album releases in your September round up: Eric Whitacre's "The Sacred Veil" and LA Phil's "Charles Ives: Complete Symphonies".

From tender cello music by Dvořák to booming Brahms Symphonies, here are our favorite recordings released last month. 

09/23/2020
Es Tu Tiempo - By Francisco Núñez

Composer Francisco Núñez conducts the world premiere of his work "Es Tu Tiempo" (It's Your Time) at our 25th Annual High School Choir Festival in 2014.

#HispanicHeritageMonth2020

Composer Francisco Núñez conducts the world premiere of his "Es Tu Tiempo" (It's Your Time) at the 25th Annual High School Choir Festival in Walt Disney Conc...

09/22/2020
Eric Whitacre

Join Eric Whitacre and Charles Anthony Silvestri: Lyricist, Composer for a listening party and Q&A for our new album "The Sacred Veil".

Live today at 6:00pm (PDT)!

Join me and poet Charles Anthony Silvestri (Sleep, Lux, Leonardo Dreams) as we present the entire album of The Sacred Veil. Following the play through Charles Silvestri and I will discuss the work at length and answer your questions. See you there!

Grant Gershon, Kiki & David Gindler Artistic Director will be featured on the September 29 episode of Chor Leoni Inside ...
09/22/2020

Grant Gershon, Kiki & David Gindler Artistic Director will be featured on the September 29 episode of Chor Leoni Inside from Chor Leoni Men's Choir.

Tune in at 7:00pm (PDT) on Facebook and YouTube!

Eric Whitacre’s luminous music hangs in the air, an invitation into a shimmering place of magic. It’s extraoridnary, and it’s beloved by singers and audiences around the world. On the next episode of Chor Leoni Inside, you’ll enjoy a special look at Whitacre’s brand new concert-length piece, “The Sacred Veil.” The work was just recorded by the LA Master Chorale, and Erick welcomes artistic director Grant Gershon for an insider’s view of this beautiful work by one of the greatest choral composers of our age.

Tuesday September 29 | 7pm PDT on Facebook, YouTube, and Optik TV channel 710

https://www.chorleoni.org/inside

Eric Whitacre Los Angeles Master Chorale Signum Records BC Choral Federation (BCCF) Choral Canada - Canada Choral Chorus America American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) International Federation for Choral Music IFCM

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The Los Angeles Master Chorale is the resident chorus of Walt Disney Concert Hall & The Music Center. Our seasons consist of both well-known classics and new and innovative work, ranging from Handel to Eric Whitacre. Our award winning education programs bring unique choir programs to local elementary, middle, and high schools. Our singers can often be heard on film soundtracks, and we regularly perform with the LA Phil. We are a 501(c)(3) and the success and future of all these programs all depend on our generous patrons, subscribers, and donors. To give to the Master Chorale, visit lamasterchorale.org/donate

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All dressed up and nowhere to go? Pour something bubbly and enjoy our GALA 2020 Online Auction and Virtual Program! Even though we're not all together this evening at the Hollywood Palladium enjoying GALA 2020, here's an effervescent toast to the Los Angeles Master Chorale and fabulous gala evenings to come! Online Auction - BID NOW: http://ow.ly/fSxI50zgp0W Virtual Program - WATCH NOW: http://ow.ly/eZ5c50zhzND
I am so sorry for all the preparation and work done and then performances were cancelled. I hope you can squeeze the Faure requiem in next year's program? I cannot wait to see you perform again. Stay safe!
And now Star Wars in Stockholm. IMAX and 3D and with #LAMC singing for me. Lovely! ❤️🙏🏼🤗
Thank you #LosAngelesMasterChorale for the #LargePrint Programs/Song Books at #BigSing2019! Definitely easier to participate with everyone! Looking forward to more large print material. Vision and reading is something most of us take for granted. However, many of us find it difficult to read regular sized printed material. Glasses and surgery cannot fix our problem. #LAMC stepped up to the plate and hit a home run enabling more of us to participate. Bravo! (Sorry for the baseball analogy :/ )
Hey, Y'all - Would any of you be interested a ticket to the upcoming Annie Awards on February 2, 7:00 at Royce Hall? (it's after our Tan Dun rehearsal in Glendale). I have about 3-5 tickets that I won't be using and can "sell" them at face value price. You may have seen my post about Chris Willis' nomination for music for "Mickey Mouse" as well as the posthumous award my late dad will be receiving as being the first black animator in Hollywood. If you're interested, let me know.
You can see Eric Whitacre live and participate in his choir at the Grand Rally for Music Education at the 2019 NAMM Show!
Bravo! I loved the Lagrime experience (9/13, Ravinia IL). Beautifully done. Please film it when the time is right.
I am watching the Big Sing video one more time before it goes away. It was a fabulous experience! The selections, the exquisite performances by the LAMC, and the statewide community of singers who joined voices on a Saturday afternoon. I look forward to the next time! ❤️🎶 ❤️
Here's a treat amid the chaos. Check out LA Master Chorale's Big Sing. It's awesome!!