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SAVE THE DATE FOR SOUNDS ABOUT TOWN

Los Angeles Children’s Chorus will return to Walt Disney Concert Hall at the invitation of the Los Angeles Philharmonic on December 8, 2019 to perform as part of the Sounds About Town concert series. LACC will present Benjamin Britten’s masterpiece, A Ceremony of Carols, in its first-ever performance at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Composed from medieval texts written for the season of Advent, LACC’s reinterpretation will feature other outstanding choral music works representing a wide variety of styles and subjects that go beyond the original texts to include a more contemporary commentary on the work. Artistic Director Fernando Malvar-Ruiz’s intent is “to build a unique, joyful and uplifting experience centered around a piece that has been a staple of the holidays since its creation.” Concert Choir, SATB, Young Men’s Ensemble, Chamber Singers, Intermediate Choir and Apprentice Choir will all perform under the direction of Malvar-Ruiz, now in his second year leading the chorus, as well as Mandy Brigham, Steven Kronauer and Eric Lifland.

 

LACC will be offering offer ticket packages for its Winter Soirée that include an elegant dining experience and pre-show deconstruction of A Ceremony of Carols by Malvar-Ruiz that offers a glimpse into what makes the composition so special. Keep an eye out for an invitation to purchase Winter Soirée packages and individual tickets in mid-October. We look forward to singing together with you in December!

 

 

 

 

WATCH LA BOHÈME LIVE AT THE PARK OR THE PIER

If you can’t make it to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion to see LA Opera’s production of La Bohème, featuring LACC choristers, you can still catch the evening simulcast on Saturday, September 28. LA Opera will be broadcasting the live show to Santa Monica Pier and Columbia Regional Park in Torrance beginning at 7:30 pm.

 

Learn more about the broadcast here.

 

 

 

 

WELCOME NEW STAFF MEMBER SARAH CHERVIN

LACC welcomes Sarah Chervin to the team as our new Director of Annual Fund. Sarah brings more than 15 years of development and fundraising experience to the position, including experience with Special Olympics Southern California, Susan G. Komen Puget Sound, and Washington Business Week. She has extensive experience in corporate giving, major gifts, and special events, as well as working with volunteers.
Sarah joins our team to expand and diversify our family of donors.

 

 

 

 

POINSETTIA FUNDRAISER—THE END OF AN ERA
This season, after 20 remarkable years, LACC has made the decision to end our annual fall Poinsettia Fundraiser. We thank all those who supported this program over the years!

 

 

 

 

CHORISTER PICK-UP AND SAFETY PLANNING 

LACC is partnering with the Playhouse District Association, the Business Improvement District in which our facility operates, to create a traffic and parking plan to support easier and safer chorister drop-off and pick-up before and after rehearsals. Playhouse District Executive Director Brian Wallace is advocating on LACC’s behalf with the City of Pasadena to create strategic passenger loading/unloading zones on Madison Avenue. The process has begun and will take time to see results, but we promise regular updates. Thank you for your patience as we adjust to changes at our facility.

 

 

 

MUSICAL TERM OF THE MONTH

Call and Response
In music, a call and response is a succession of two distinct phrases, usually written in different parts of the music, where the second phrase is heard as a direct commentary on or in response to the first. It corresponds to the call-and-response pattern in human communication and is found as a basic element of musical form in many traditions.

 

Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols employs this technique repeatedly through many of the movements.

 

 

 



 

UPCOMING EVENTS

La Bohème
Staged by theatrical dynamo Barrie Kosky, this new-to-L.A. production sweeps you into the bustling cafés and hidden corners of 19th-century Paris.
Featuring LACC choristers
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
Performances through Sunday, October 6

 

Bach to Broadway
Performances by Los Angeles Children’s Chorus and members of the LA Master Chorale in the beautiful St. Andrew Church in Pasadena.
St. Andrew Church
Friday, October 4, 7:30 pm

 

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
Joby Talbot’s Path of Miracles was the first major work commissioned by the award-winning professional vocal ensemble from Great Britain, Tenebrae. The widely acclaimed work (“an evocative odyssey” – The Times) returns for a 10-city US tour.
Featuring LACC’s Chamber Singers
Christ Cathedral, Garden Grove
Wednesday, November 20, 7:30 pm

 

Sounds About Town
Los Angeles Children’s Chorus returns to Walt Disney Concert Hall to perform as part of the LA Phil’s Sounds About Town concert series. Purchase your seats through LACC—details coming soon.
Walt Disney Concert Hall
Sunday, December 8

 

Holiday Candlelight
Experience an array of choruses and handbells in this festive concert of popular holiday melodies all performed by candlelight.
All Saints Church, Pasadena
December 14, 4 pm & 7 p

 

 

 

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.