In 1997, Morten Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna sent ripples throughout the choral world. Originally premiered by the Master Chorale, its influence on choral music and musicians has been felt far and wide, cementing its status as one of the most popular choral works of the 20th century.
Since then, Los Angeles has established itself as a hotbed of choral music innovation. Artistic Director Grant Gershon has chosen iconic music from some of LA’s most influential composers including Esa-Pekka Salonen, Shawn Kirchner, and commissions of new works by Moira Smiley, Grammy winners Billy Childs and Eric Whitacre to showcase the extraordinary talent in a sonic landscape that was paved by the music of Morten Lauridsen.
This performance features a special group sing for the entire audience, led by Artist-in-Residence Eric Whitacre and Moira Smiley, from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm before the concert.
Tickets are not yet available to the general public. Chorus America attendees may purchase tickets beginning March 1, 2017.