Lux Aeterna 20th Anniversary Concerts & Events June 17-22

The Los Angeles Master Chorale brings works by six Los Angeles composers together on a concert program celebrating the 20th anniversary of Morten Lauridsen’s choral masterwork Lux Aeterna June 17-22 in Walt Disney Concert Hall. The concerts will include world premieres by Billy Childs and Moira Smiley, and a West Coast premiere by Artist-in-Residence Eric Whitacre, performed alongside Lux Aeterna. The program will also feature Iri da iri by Esa-Pekka Salonen and Shawn Kirchner’s Heavenly Home: Three American Songs.

The Master Chorale’s full roster of 115 singers will be accompanied by a 47-piece orchestra and Artistic Director Grant Gershon will conduct and Assistant Conductor Jenny Wong and Eric Whitacre will guest conduct.

THREE DAYS OF CONCERT PERFORMANCES & SPECIAL EVENTS:

CONCERT | JUNE 17

The Lux Aeterna 20th Anniversary celebration begins with a matinee performance on Saturday, June 17 at 2 PM. This concert will be preceded by a ListenUp! talk in BP Hall at 1 PM with Grant Gershon and Morten Lauridsen hosted by Alan Chapman that is free to all ticket-holders.

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CONCERT + GALA + LUX ONSTAGE PARTY | JUNE 18

On Sunday, June 18 there will be a special gala performance at 6 PM including a tribute to Lauridsen during the concert. The gala evening includes a pre-concert cocktail reception in the Blue Ribbon Garden at Walt Disney Concert Hall and a gourmet post-concert dinner by Patina held in BP Hall. The Los Angeles Master Chorale’s primary fundraising event supporting its artistic and education programs, the gala also includes a silent auction, live auction, and the Master Chorale’s signature “Surround Sing” performance.
 
The festive evening on June 18 also includes a Lux Onstage Party ticket that includes a seat at the concert and VIP access to a post-concert party held on the Walt Disney Concert Hall stage presented in partnership with KCRW and hosted by Eric Whitacre and KCRW host Chris Douridas.
 
Tickets for this evening are available at tiered levels: $100 (concert), $250 (concert + Lux Onstage Party), and $750 & up (concert + gala events).
All guests will enjoy celebratory champagne at intermission and a commemorative gift honoring the 20th anniversary of Lux Aeterna.

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CONCERT + GROUP SING | JUNE 22

A third performance of the Lux Aeterna 20th Anniversary concert program will take place during Chorus America’s annual conference that is being held in Los Angeles June 21-24 and hosted by the Los Angeles Master Chorale. On Thursday, June 22 at 8 PM the Los Angeles Master Chorale will present a special “Choir Night” performance that includes a pre-concert group-sing for audience members led by Artist-in-Residence Eric Whitacre and singer/composer Moira Smiley at 7 PM. All ticket-holders for this concert are invited to take part in the group-singing event held in Disney Hall.

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