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BUY YOUR TICKETS FOR SOUNDS ABOUT TOWN TODAY!
Tickets to Sounds About Town go on sale today, Monday, October 28 at 3 pm! LACC Artistic Director Fernando Malvar-Ruiz leads six LACC ensembles in Benjamin Britten’s masterful A Ceremony of Carols, which is being performed for the first time in its history at Walt Disney Concert Hall. The performance will also include additional music that offers a contemporary perspective on each of the 12 classic movements from Carols.Additional conductors include Mandy Brigham, Dr. Steven Kronauer, and Eric Lifland. The concert will feature accompaniment by harpist Cristina Montes Mateo and will also include a new arrangement commissioned by composer Juan J. Colome.

 

Tickets are available for the concert only, as well as for a pre-show dinner package which includes a cocktail hour and dinner at Vespaio. Artistic Director Fernando Malvar-Ruiz will offer an intimate deconstruction of his vision for Benjamin Britten’s classic holiday work during dinner.

 

Tickets start at $16 and dinner packages start at $250. Buy them here. LACC gratefully acknowledges the Los Angeles Philharmonic for its invitation to perform as part of its Sounds About Town program this year.

CHORISTER DROP-OFF AND PICK-UP UPDATE
A follow up on last month’s update in Accents: LACC has met with area property owners regarding a strategy to facilitate easy and safe drop-off and pick-up on Madison Avenue between Colorado Boulevard and Union Street for LACC rehearsals. Property owners have approved the plan so the next step will be for the Playhouse Business Improvement District to help LACC submit a proposal to the City of Pasadena to take action on the strategy. Thank you for your patience as we work through the proper channels as quickly as possible.

ENJOY THESE PHOTOS FROM RECENT LACC EVENTS
On Friday, Oct. 4, members of Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, and SATB performed at St. Andrew Church in Pasadena as part of the 25th annual Bach to Broadway concert. See photos from the beautiful event here.Thank you to all the parents who joined us for our first Parent Happy Hours of the season. You can see photos from the events here, and we look forward to seeing all of you again at our next happy hour events in January!

WE’RE GOING TO SPAIN!
LACC’s 2020 Concert Choir Tour will offer choristers and chaperones an exciting and unique opportunity to experience the diversity, romance, and beauty of Spain from an insider’s perspective. Artistic Director Fernando Malvar-Ruiz, who hails from the region, will lead the tour that begins in the Basque cities of Bilbao and San Sebastian and continues along Spain’s spectacular Costa Verde.Choristers from Concert Choir and Chamber Singers will get a taste of the sacred sites, historic villages, and unique culture and traditions as the tour follows the path of the Camino de Santiago. After visiting the port city of Vigo, the hometown of Malvar-Ruiz, the trip will conclude with four nights in Madrid and Toledo.

 

A musical tour to Spain is an ideal cultural and musical experience. Our concerts will be presented in gorgeous churches and concert venues. Plans are in motion to collaborate with local organizations for cultural exchange activities, as well as to perform in unique settings for special audiences.

 

A reminder to Concert Choir parents: Commitments for the tour are due no later than Friday, November 15, 2019. If you have questions regarding the tour, please contact Chorus Manager Ann Giesler or Director of Finance and Operations Maria Nazario.

MUSICAL TERM OF THE MONTH

Movement
A self-contained section or part within a symphony or concerto. It usually comprises many themes or musical ideas.

 

For example, Benjamin Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols was originally written in 12 movements, specifically for children’s treble choirs. Hear all 12 movements and additional music arranged for treble and SATB ensembles at LACC’s Sounds About Town concert!



UPCOMING EVENTS

A Halloween Concert to Scare off the Demons & Serenade the Ghosts
Join Artes Vocales, LACC’s Young Men’s Ensemble, and guest percussionists in a festive and very special Halloween concert performance, featuring excerpts from Carmina Burana, the Duruflé Requiem, the Schnittke Requiem, the Witches’ Chorus from Verdi’s Macbeth, the Ballad of Sweeney Todd, and more.
First Congregational Church, Los Angeles
Saturday, November 2, 7:30 p.m.

 

The Magic Flute
A dazzling celebration of love conquering all, The Magic Flute transports you into an enchanted world where good battles the forces of darkness.
Featuring LACC choristers
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
Saturday, November 16 – Sunday, December 15

 

Tenebrae
LACC’s Chamber Singers are featured in Joby Talbot’s Path of Miracles, a widely acclaimed work called an evocative odyssey” by The Times of London. Tenebrae, the award-winning professional vocal ensemble from Great Britain, performs its first major commissioned work during its 10-city US tour.
Christ Cathedral, Garden Grove
Wednesday, November 20, 7:30 pm

 

Sounds About Town
Los Angeles Children’s Chorus returns to Walt Disney Concert Hall as a guest of its artistic partner the Los Angeles Philharmonic to perform Benjamin Britten’s classic A Ceremony of Carols as part of the Sounds About Town concert series. Seats purchased through LACC help support LACC’s educational programming.
Walt Disney Concert Hall
Sunday, December 8, 7:30 pm

 

Holiday Candlelight
Presented by the Pasadena Symphony, one of LACC’s artistic partners. Experience an array of choruses and handbells in this festive concert of popular holiday melodies all performed by candlelight.
All Saints Church, Pasadena
Saturday, December 14, 4 pm & 7 pm

SUPPORTERS

Los Angeles Children’s Chorus’ educational, performance, and scholarship programs are made possible, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture, Adams-Mastrovich Family Foundation, Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation, Ann Peppers Foundation, City of Pasadena, Colburn Foundation, James C. Stewart Charitable Foundation, Pasadena Arts League, Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts, Pasadena Tournament of Roses® Foundation, and Ralph M. Parsons Foundation. LACC is also deeply grateful to lead patrons Helen and Peter Bing and the hundreds of individual, foundation, corporate, and government donors whose dedicated support sustains LACC’s annual choral music program for children.