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.

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Learn more about the newly established LA Arts Recovery Fund designed to help arts organizations who've been impacted by...
02/24/2021
LA Arts Recovery Fund - California Community Foundation

Learn more about the newly established LA Arts Recovery Fund designed to help arts organizations who've been impacted by the pandemic.

Arts nonprofits in LA County will benefit from a record $38.5 million pandemic recovery fund, the result of an unprecedented collaboration between Los Angeles-based and national philanthropic organizations.The LA Arts Recovery Fund pools contributions from more than a dozen funders to provide multi-...

Master Chorale in the News: here's our latest press roundup for February.Read more: https://bit.ly/3qAhQL1
02/22/2021

Master Chorale in the News: here's our latest press roundup for February.

Read more: https://bit.ly/3qAhQL1

In February 2017, students from Van Nuys High School premiered an original oratorio entitled "In America" as part of our...
02/19/2021
In America (Excerpt)

In February 2017, students from Van Nuys High School premiered an original oratorio entitled "In America" as part of our Oratorio Project. Here's a clip of their performance. Stay tuned for updates coming soon regarding the 2021 Oratorio Project.

An excerpt from "In America" -- an oratorio written and performed by students at Van Nuys High School Performing Arts Magnet, part of the Oratorio Project de...

With heavy hearts, we say goodbye to our beloved board member Leeba Lessin. Leeba joined our board of directors in 2017 ...
02/16/2021

With heavy hearts, we say goodbye to our beloved board member Leeba Lessin. Leeba joined our board of directors in 2017 and served as treasurer. The entire Master Chorale community will miss her dearly.

Read more: https://bit.ly/3jzEvVe

Happy Valentine's Day! 💘
02/14/2021
Our Favorite Love Songs

Happy Valentine's Day! 💘

Grant Gershon, Jenny Wong, and Reena Esmail share their favorite love songs to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

Breathing Free is a new visual album from Heartbeat Opera that features Master Chorale bass-baritone Derrell Acon and ma...
02/12/2021
How 'Moonlight' and Solange inspired an opera film centering Black artists

Breathing Free is a new visual album from Heartbeat Opera that features Master Chorale bass-baritone Derrell Acon and many other talented artists.

The Broad Stage is streaming this performance tomorrow at 7 pm (PST); tickets are available on their website.

Heartbeat Opera’s “Breathing Free” weaves music from Beethoven’s “Fidelio,” spirituals and works by Florence Price, Harry T. Burleigh and Anthony Davis.

Please join us in wishing a very happy birthday to our Swan Family Artist-in-Residence Reena Esmail, Composer! 🎉
02/11/2021

Please join us in wishing a very happy birthday to our Swan Family Artist-in-Residence Reena Esmail, Composer! 🎉

This #ThrowbackThursday, we're revisiting this gorgeous arrangement by Moses Hogan that the Master Chorale released back...
02/11/2021
Abide with Me (Virtual Choir)

This #ThrowbackThursday, we're revisiting this gorgeous arrangement by Moses Hogan that the Master Chorale released back in October 2020.

Arranged by Moses HoganPerformed by 90 voices from the Master ChoraleConducted by Jenny Wong, Associate Artistic DirectorVideo by Christian Amonson and Matt ...

Happy Birthday, John Williams! The Master Chorale had the privilege to work closely with John while recording the soundt...
02/08/2021

Happy Birthday, John Williams! The Master Chorale had the privilege to work closely with John while recording the soundtracks to the past two Star Wars films: The Last Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker.

Here's a sneak peak of In Concert at the Hollywood Bowl: Episode 4 featuring the Master Chorale's epic performance of th...
02/05/2021
In Concert at the Hollywood Bowl | Episode 4 Preview | Gustavo and Friends

Here's a sneak peak of In Concert at the Hollywood Bowl: Episode 4 featuring the Master Chorale's epic performance of the finale to Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony.

Tune in tonight at 9 pm (PST) on PBS SoCal!

Watch some of host Gustavo Dudamel’s favorite performances throughout the years.

We'd like to thank the National Endowment for the Arts for their generous support of the Los Angeles Master Chorale and ...
02/04/2021
National Endowment for the Arts Supports the Arts with over $27.5 Million in Awards in First Round of FY2021 Funding

We'd like to thank the National Endowment for the Arts for their generous support of the Los Angeles Master Chorale and countless other arts and culture organizations across the country.

The National Endowment for the Arts is pleased to announce the first round of recommended awards for fiscal year 2021 totaling $27,562,040. Supported projects span 14 artistic disciplines in communities throughout the United States. Also included in this announcement are the recipients of NEA Litera...

From our archives:Roger Wagner at a 1964 LA County Board of Supervisors meeting where the Los Angeles Master Chorale was...
02/03/2021

From our archives:

Roger Wagner at a 1964 LA County Board of Supervisors meeting where the Los Angeles Master Chorale was approved as a new organization of The Music Center: Performing Arts Center of Los Angeles.

LA County Board of Supervisors
Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture

Throughout the month of February, NPR Music's Tiny Desk Concert series will feature 13 virtual Tiny Desk concerts by Bla...
02/01/2021
Black History Month: What's Happening at NPR?

Throughout the month of February, NPR Music's Tiny Desk Concert series will feature 13 virtual Tiny Desk concerts by Black artists across genres. We encourage you to tune in and enjoy music from emerging and established artists of color.

Join us in the celebration of Black stories, art, creators, and more!

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has issued several protocols to safely reopen the arts and culture se...
01/31/2021
Reopening Arts and Culture Safely

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has issued several protocols to safely reopen the arts and culture sector. Thank you Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture for curating this helpful guide.

Guidance for the nonprofit arts community about the types of events that are permitted under the current health order, the requirement for written compliance plans to be prepared for all venues and events, and the situations in which event producers need to receive approval from Public Health to hol...

Master Chorale soprano and session singer Elyse Willis has appeared on countless soundtracks for film, video games, and ...
01/29/2021

Master Chorale soprano and session singer Elyse Willis has appeared on countless soundtracks for film, video games, and television, including Marvel Studios' new show WandaVision.

Here's her recent interview with Dominic King of BBC Radio Kent: https://bbc.in/3pw6Ei7

We can't wait to sing live for you again. Your gift helps ensure our swift return to Walt Disney Concert Hall. Donate to...
01/27/2021

We can't wait to sing live for you again. Your gift helps ensure our swift return to Walt Disney Concert Hall.

Donate today: https://bit.ly/35ZeZD6

On this day last year, the Master Chorale performed the world premiere of Jeff Beal's reimagined score for the 1929 film...
01/26/2021

On this day last year, the Master Chorale performed the world premiere of Jeff Beal's reimagined score for the 1929 film "Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans". This new score for choir and chamber orchestra provided a 21st century spin on the silent film classic.

01/24/2021
Offstage with Peter Sellars (Part 1)

Grant Gershon and Jenny Wong interview acclaimed director Peter Sellars, who staged our touring production of Lagrime di San Pietro. To watch this full interview, and many others, visit lamasterchorale.org/offstage.

Grant Gershon, Kiki & David Gindler Artistic Director, and Jenny Wong, Associate Conductor, with Peter Sellars Learn More https://www.lamasterchorale.org/offstage

Los Angeles County residents aged 65 and older can now register for a COVID-19 vaccination appointment at vaccinatelacou...
01/21/2021
COVID-19 Vaccine Registration Open for LA County Residents Aged 65 and Older

Los Angeles County residents aged 65 and older can now register for a COVID-19 vaccination appointment at vaccinatelacounty.com. Please continue to stay safe and follow recommended social distancing guidelines.

Los Angeles County residents who are 65 years old and older can now register for COVID-19 vaccination appointments.

Today we honor the memory and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., whose work continues to inspire us today.
01/18/2021
A Playlist to Honor Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Legacy

Today we honor the memory and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., whose work continues to inspire us today.

Photo by Unseen Histories on Unsplash From the very beginning of his life, music was a central, unifying force for the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. While his father was the pastor of the Ebenezer Baptist Church, his mother was the church’s choir director. She would hold weekly choir rehearsal

Your gift to the Emergency Fund for Artistic Innovation supports our ability to keep our artists working and engage our ...
01/18/2021

Your gift to the Emergency Fund for Artistic Innovation supports our ability to keep our artists working and engage our audience in innovative ways.

Consider a donation: https://bit.ly/38qguf7

Tomorrow's Choral Showcase features music from our recording of Eric Whitacre's "The Sacred Veil" paired with new work f...
01/16/2021
Choral Showcase

Tomorrow's Choral Showcase features music from our recording of Eric Whitacre's "The Sacred Veil" paired with new work from composer Jake Runestad. Visit WETA's website to listen online.

WETA is the leading public broadcasting station in the nation’s capital and serves our community with educational, cultural, news and public affairs programs and services.

This #ThrowbackThursday, we're going back to the first virtual performance we released in March 2020. Here's Grant Gersh...
01/14/2021
Grant Gershon performs Bach's Fugue in D-major

This #ThrowbackThursday, we're going back to the first virtual performance we released in March 2020. Here's Grant Gershon, Kiki & David Gindler Artistic Director performing music from Bach.

Kiki & David Gindler Artistic Director Grant Gershon performs the D-major Fugue from Bach's "The Well-Tempered Clavier".

We are so grateful to The Ahmanson Foundation, whose recent support will allow us to create an archive of the Master Cho...
01/12/2021

We are so grateful to The Ahmanson Foundation, whose recent support will allow us to create an archive of the Master Chorale's historical documents.

As an organization with a rich and detailed history dating back to 1964, we are looking forward to uncovering more historical gems to share with you in the coming months.

In this video series, Grant Gershon and Jenny Wong interview key players in the field of choral music including Morten L...
01/10/2021
Offstage with the Los Angeles Master Chorale

In this video series, Grant Gershon and Jenny Wong interview key players in the field of choral music including Morten Lauridsen, Reena Esmail, Composer, and many more. You can catch up on all the episodes on our website.

Our digital archive is a free and easy way to listen to the choral music that you love while staying safe at home. Brows...
01/07/2021
Digital Content

Our digital archive is a free and easy way to listen to the choral music that you love while staying safe at home. Browse our latest virtual choirs and at-home performances here:

Although we’ve been away from Walt Disney Concert Hall since March 2020, we’ve been keeping busy, sharing music with you online and on social media. Here are some of the highlights. TaReKiTa MUSIC VIDEO

"Topping the chart for this year is Eric Whitacre and Charles Anthony Silvestri's 'The Sacred Veil', featuring the Los A...
01/04/2021
New Classical Tracks: Most coveted releases of 2020

"Topping the chart for this year is Eric Whitacre and Charles Anthony Silvestri's 'The Sacred Veil', featuring the Los Angeles Master Chorale and artistic director Grant Gershon.

The collaboration was borne from grief that turned into something beautiful, with 'The Sacred Veil' outlining the thin wall between our world and the rest of eternity. This release delves deep into emotions surrounding loss, and emerges with the hope and solace that comes when pain is released and love is left behind."

Thank you Classical Minnesota Public Radio!

On New Classical Tracks, we love sharing with you the most exciting new recordings every year. And, when you enter our weekly CD giveaways, you show us how excited you are about these recordings, too. Find out which albums made the list of 10 most coveted new releases of 2020.

Happy New Year! 🥂 Thank you to everyone who supported and encouraged the Los Angeles Master Chorale during this difficul...
01/01/2021

Happy New Year! 🥂

Thank you to everyone who supported and encouraged the Los Angeles Master Chorale during this difficult year. We can't wait to bring you more incredible choral music in 2021.

Today is the final day to double your donation. Give to the Emergency Fund for Artistic Innovation before midnight tonig...
12/31/2020

Today is the final day to double your donation. Give to the Emergency Fund for Artistic Innovation before midnight tonight and our board of directors will match your gift.

Donate now: https://bit.ly/3fU9ERb

To say that 2020 was a tough year is a massive understatement, so it’s easy to forget that, even amidst all the sadness ...
12/30/2020

To say that 2020 was a tough year is a massive understatement, so it’s easy to forget that, even amidst all the sadness and strife, we still shared some remarkable moments as a community of choral music lovers.

Here are five of our most newsworthy stories of the year. We hope you enjoy taking a look back as we look hopefully toward a better 2021 for all.

Top Five Moments of 2020: https://bit.ly/3nYBDml

The 61st Annual LA County Holiday Celebration hosted by The Music Center: Performing Arts Center of Los Angeles starts i...
12/24/2020

The 61st Annual LA County Holiday Celebration hosted by The Music Center: Performing Arts Center of Los Angeles starts in one hour.

Watch online at holidaycelebration.org or on PBS SoCal.

12/24/2020
The Twelve Days of Christmas

From our Master Chorale family to yours, we wish you a holiday season filled with music and joy. This sing-along is an excerpt from Holiday Karaoke, which is available to stream for free on our website through December 31.

Watch now: https://bit.ly/2Kjztz5

“Betelehemu” is a Yoruba Christmas carol full of rhythm and joyful harmony. Head to our website to watch the Master Chor...
12/23/2020

“Betelehemu” is a Yoruba Christmas carol full of rhythm and joyful harmony. Head to our website to watch the Master Chorale's virtual choir rendition of this piece.

Watch now: https://lamasterchorale.org/holiday-karaoke.php

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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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Have you used https://EasyVirtualChoir.com? Super EASY, and it is FREE! The software aligns audio/video tracks automatically and will save you lots of editing time. Many users say EasyVirtualChoir recreates a live choir experience for singers. It allows each singer to follow the conducting/reference video and peer sound tracks to sing along with. Choir director can evaluate/adjust individual recordings before exporting the final production video. The software has also been widely used for virtual rehearsals by which the choir director can quickly evaluate each singer and provide timely feedback. No need to send files around, everything is done within the app. After everyone finishes singing, the choir video can be created in just a few minutes. The entire process is so intuitive, simple and fast for both choir director and singers, that most k-12 school music teachers have got a video created after just one class period. Hope this free service will be helpful to your choir too!
Have you used https://EasyVirtualChoir.com? Super easy, and it is FREE! The software aligns audio/video tracks automatically and will save you lots of editing time. Many users say EVC recreates a live choir experience for singers. It allows each singer to follow the conducting/reference video and peer sound tracks to sing along with. Choir director can evaluate/adjust individual recordings before exporting the final production video. The software has also been widely used for virtual rehearsals by which the choir director can quickly assess each singer and provide timely feedback. No need to send files around, everything is done within the app. After everyone finishes singing, the choir video can be created in just a few minutes. The entire process is so intuitive, simple and fast for both choir director and singers, that most k-12 school music teachers have got a video created after just one class period. Hope this free service will be helpful to your choir too!
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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.