Aleta Braxton

 
Seasons with Chorale: 34
Previous LAMC solos: "Rejoice" holiday season in Holiday Wonders December, 2006
Voice Part CHORALE: Alto
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Education/Training:
California State University, Choral Music Education and conducting; Howard Swan, David Thorsen, Gordon Paine
Private teacher: David Romano
Do you also have a non-singing "day job"? If so, what do you do? Voice-over acting and teaching
Music Teacher at L.A. County High School for the Arts
Where else do you teach/gig/conduct/sing/perform?
Music Teacher at L.A. County High School for the Arts
Film/TV soundtracks
LA Opera Chorister
Choir Director - New Hope Lutheran, Agoura Hills
Cantor - St. Charles Borromeo, North Hollywood
 
Guest Appearances:
Nokia Live Christmas Concert soloist, Messiah Sing-Along (LAMC), Porgy and Bess (LA Opera), Holiday Wonders (LAMC)
Recording/TV/Film:
Flim: Star Wars: Rogue One, Jumanji, Ghostbusters, The Jungle Book, Creed, Pitch Perfect 2, Mean Girls (contractor); TV: Transparent, The Fosters, Lincoln Heights (contractor)
Highlights of your musical career:
Singing in the inaugural concert of group Tonality. Singing Titanic solo with the Master Chorale ("It's A Wrap"), mezzo solos in Messiah sing-along, singing for LAMC Patrons' dinner, singing in my own folk trio, European tours with McNeil Jubilee Singers, Japan and U.S. Tours with Roger Wagner, making my Disney Hall solo debut singing the Pocahantas solo
Favorite choral work(s):
Lux Aeterna - Lauridsen; Sure On This Shining Night - Lauridsen, B-Minor Mass - Bach, anything by Shawn Kirchner or Eric Whitacre
A defining moment of favorite LA Master Chorale onstage experience:
Getting a wonderful review in The Hollywood Reporter for my Titanic solo with LAMC's "It's A Wrap" concert
What are you listening to these days?
Early American music, B'way Musical soundtracks, D.L. Hugley, Wanda Sykes, and Gabriel Iglesias comedy, LAMC's recording of Lux Aeterna.
Online Headshot: bio-braxton-aleta.jpg
Where do you live in L.A.? Valley Glen
What L.A. experience do you consider essential for visitors/newcomers? La Brea Tar Pits, Walt Disney Hall + all of Music Center, Huntington Gardens, Watts Towers, Garment and Fashion District, Venice Beach
CONCERT LINKS DATES
27th Annual Messiah Sing-Along
Mezzo-Soprano, Messiah
12/10/2007
Holiday Wonders
Mezzo-Soprano, De Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy
12/09/2006
Holiday Wonders
Mezzo-Soprano, De Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy
12/09/2006
'Toon Tunes
Mezzo-Soprano, Princess Medley
05/02/2004
It's a Wrap!
Mezzo-Soprano, Suite (from Titanic)
06/07/2003
21st Annual Messiah Sing-Along
Mezzo-Soprano, Messiah
12/17/2001
Family Holiday Concert
Mezzo-Soprano, Mary's Boy Chile
12/01/2001
Home for the Holidays
Mezzo-Soprano, Mary's Little Boy Chile
12/19/1999
Family Holiday Concert
Mezzo-Soprano, Mary's Little Boy Chile
12/18/1999
The Gondoliers
Mezzo Soprano, The Gondoliers
03/21/1987
The Gondoliers
Mezzo Soprano, The Gondoliers
03/21/1987
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