Today there is perhaps no living composer more closely associated with choral music than Morten Lauridsen. As an artist and educator, Lauridsen has had an extraordinary impact not only on the Los Angeles Master Chorale, but on multiple generations of rising composers throughout his 50 year teaching career at the University of Southern California.
Lauridsen’s Grammy-nominated masterpiece Lux Aeterna occupies a permanent place in 21st century choral canon. This season we mark the 20th Anniversary of this seminal work by pairing our annual Gala with a special performance of the orchestral version of Lux Aeterna on June 18th, 2017, along with new works by Eric Whitacre, Billy Childs and more!
Join us on this special Gala night as we pay tribute to Morten Lauridsen, our Gala 2017 Honoree, and celebrate Lux Aeterna’s 20th Anniversary!
A variety of Gala Patron packages which include tickets to the Lux Aeterna performance and tribute to Lauridsen are available. Premier Gala Patrons will be treated to a gourmet post-concert dinner by Patina, a pre-concert cocktail reception in the Blue Ribbon Garden, and as always, the breathtaking Master Chorale “Surround Sing”— a favorite Gala tradition. Our Gold and Silver Patrons will also receive enhanced benefits including special invitations to the exclusive Patron Party and Salon at an elegant private residence earlier in the season.
Each year the Los Angeles Master Chorale’s annual Gala generates vital resources that support our artistic and education programs, so join us on this special night to honor the legendary Morten Lauridsen and be transported by the inspiring power of his iconic Lux Aeterna.