SALUTING ANNE TOMLINSON
December 15, 2017
Written by and Courtesy of LA Phil; Photo by Jamie Pham
The Los Angeles Philharmonic is honored to present the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus (LACC) as part of the Sounds About Town series, and is grateful for this opportunity to pay tribute to the esteemed LACC Artistic Director Anne Tomlinson in her final season. Tomlinson has dedicated more than 20 years to training the next generation of singers, many of whom have appeared alongside the Los Angeles Philharmonic in performances led by Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel and Conductor Laureate Esa-Pekka Salonen. She has made it her life’s work to ensure that young singers have a supportive and nurturing artistic haven as they mature as individuals and as members of the choral community.
Over the course of her tenure, Tomlinson built LACC into one of the world’s leading children’s choirs. Under her leadership, what began as a fledgling organization with just over 100 children in three choirs has grown to serve more than 400 annually in six choirs and the First Experiences in Singing program. Tomlinson and the LACC have earned national recognition for their efforts. They were featured in the Academy-Award-nominated documentary Sing! and were awarded Chorus America’s Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence in 2014.
Please join us in saluting Tomlinson for her artistry and leadership. She has cultivated, trained, and enlivened thousands of young singers, and her legacy will continue to inspire our Los Angeles musical community.