From the opening notes of our welcome-back concert last September until the final notes of Bach’s B-minor Mass in June, our first season back since the pandemic was both a huge artistic success and a testament to the resilience of our singers and our audience. And now, we look forward with enthusiasm and optimism to a new season that begins on October 8 and 9 with Haydn’s Creation. I hope you all can join us.
Grant Gershon's 20th-anniversary season has also come with a spate of press coverage that have shown the rest of the world what we already know: Grant and the Chorale are simply the best at what they do.
The Master Chorale receives a $45,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, press coverage of our innovative holiday sing-along, and more.
Coverage of our season opener and multiple Grammy nominations for Mahler's Symphony No. 8, plus mentions of our annual holiday concerts appear in this month's press roundup.
The Los Angeles Master Chorale is pleased to welcome philanthropist Kristin Techentin Harrison to its board of directors.
The New York Times and Los Angeles Times spotlight our upcoming season and "triumphant return" to Walt Disney Concert Hall. Read the latest in our October news roundup.
The Los Angeles Master Chorale will receive a $1,500,000 grant from the L.A. Arts Recovery Fund, which was created recently to support Los Angeles based arts organizations affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
This year's Oratorio Project will culminate in a multi-part digital premiere of Naia: The Spirit of Hoyo Negro, an original oratorio written by Van Nuys High School students. The oratorio will premiere May 3–7, 2021.
Our President & CEO, Jean Davidson, has been in the news recently regarding the re-opening of our cultural institutions, providing valuable perspective on the constantly changing regulatory landscape.
The Los Angeles Master Chorale announced today the appointment of entertainment and education industry leader Tom Strickler to its board of directors.
Celebrating its 32nd year, the Los Angeles Master Chorale’s annual High School Choir Festival will culminate in a virtual Festival Day video that will premiere on Friday, April 23, 2021, at 10am PST.
Big news for our Swan Family Artist-in-Residence Reena Esmail, and more rave reviews for The Sacred Veil from Classical MPR and Opera News.
With heavy hearts, we say goodbye to our beloved board member Leeba Lessin. Leeba joined our board of directors in 2017 and served as treasurer. We will miss her dearly.
It’s easy to forget that, even amidst all the sadness of 2020, we still shared some remarkable moments as a community of choral music lovers. Here are five of our most newsworthy stories of the year.
Jenny Wong and Jean Davidson discuss the Master Chorale, the performing arts, and COVID-19; The Sacred Veil reviews continue; our new board members make the news.
The Los Angeles Master Chorale announces new digital events: the music video premiere of Reena Esmail’s TaReKiTa, and Holiday Karaoke, a livestreamed sing-along event.
A thoughtful profile of Jenny Wong in the Los Angeles Times, a north-of-the-border podcast appearance by Grant Gershon, and more reviews of our new album The Sacred Veil.
The Los Angeles Master Chorale announces the appointment of two new members to its board of directors: Jennifer Flinton Diener and Shawn Kravich.
The Los Angeles Master Chorale will postpone its originally scheduled 2020-21 season at Walt Disney Concert Hall to the 2021-22 season due to the pandemic.
Grant Gershon will remain as Kiki & David Gindler Artistic Director through the 2024-25 season. Jenny Wong is promoted to Associate Artistic Director.
Eric Whitacre’s new 12-movement work The Sacred Veil will be released by Signum Classics on August 28, and is available to pre-order today.
In response to California’s statewide effort to curb the spread of COVID-19, the Los Angeles Master Chorale has decided to cancel Rachmaninoff’s All-Night Vigil, scheduled for June 13 and 14, 2020.
The Los Angeles Master Chorale has created two new digital series to share the beautiful and inspiring power of choral music with virtual audiences as Angelenos continue to observe stay-at-home orders during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Music Center and its theatres—Ahmanson Theatre, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Mark Taper Forum, and Walt Disney Concert Hall—will remain closed through at least April 19, 2020.
The Los Angeles Master Chorale records Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker score with John Williams.
The Los Angeles Master Chorale appointments three new members to its Board of Directors: Alex G. Romain, Laura Smolowe and Andrea Williams.
Our 2019-20 season opener Bruckner's Great Mass received positive reviews from several publications.
Highlights from our intrepid Lagrime di San Pietro company's May 2019 tour of Berkeley, London, Gateshead, Paris, and Santa Fe. #TearsOnTour
Performances in Berkeley, London, North England, Paris, and Santa Fe in May precede the Salzburg Festival in July on our tour of Orlando di Lasso's Lagrime di San Pietro.
Read Thomas May's program notes on the opera choruses and film scores featured in our final concerts of the season, Great Opera & Film Choruses, May 4 & 5 in Walt Disney Concert Hall, conducted by Grant Gershon, Kiki & David Gindler Artistic Director.
GALA 2019 was held on March 23 at the Marciano Art Foundation and honored philanthropist Lillian Pierson Lovelace and artist Doug Aitken. Find out more about this record-breaking fundraising event, and see who was there!
Music from current box office hits Us, Captain Marvel, and How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World will be performed alongside opera choruses by Verdi, Puccini, and Philip Glass at Great Opera Film Choruses May 4 & 5. Find our more about this exciting concert program.
Read Thomas May's program notes for our March 17 concert featuring The Duruflé Requiem and Dale Trumbore's How to Go On, conducted by Jenny Wong.
GALA 2019 on Saturday, March 23 will honor Lillian Pierson Lovelace and Doug Aitken. Find out more about this special evening being held at the Marciano Art Foundation.
Find out more about our exciting 2019-20 concert season featuring an array of contemporary composers, and a very special Lagrime tour date at the Salzburg Festival!
Read Thomas May's program notes for Eric Whitacre and Charles Anthony Silvestri's The Sacred Veil that will be premiered Feb 16 & 17.
Swan Family Artist-in-Residence, Eric Whitacre, will conduct concerts of his expansive new work in Walt Disney Concert Hall.
Two songs composed by Christopher Willis for Disney's “Duck the Halls: A Mickey Mouse Christmas Special” will be featured at our Festival of Carols concerts Dec 8 & 15.
Judith Weir, Gustav Holst, Thomas Tallis, Cecilia McDowall, and Henry VIII are some of the composers you will find on our eclectic English Cathedral Christmas program conducted by Grant Gershon December 2.
It's (almost) the most wonderful time of the year! Full programs for our December Christmas concerts have been revealed, including some Disney magic from composer Christopher Willis.
Our touring production of Orlando di Lasso’s Lagrime di San Pietro has received rapturous reviews for its performances at the Melbourne International Arts Festival.
Reena Esmail's This Love Between Us: Prayers for Unity to be performed alongside Bach's Maginifcat in Walt Disney Concert Hall on November 18.
Internationally-renowned festivals are among the exciting 2018/19 tour dates for the Los Angeles Master Chorale’s production of
Lagrime di San Pietro directed by Peter Sellars
Lagrime di San Pietro directed by Peter Sellars
Mozart's Requiem sets the score for this dramatic encounter in an LA diner featuring singers from the Los Angeles Master Chorale.
Want more time to rehearse for the big day on July 21? Join one of the rehearsals being held in hub areas July 19.
Gift announced at Mr. Gindler's final Board of Directors meeting in his role of Chair after serving two three-year terms; Philip A. Swan elected the new Chair of the Board of Directors.
San Francisco hub to extend into the broader Bay Area with a move to Cal Performance's 1,978-seat Zellerbach Hall.
Discover how works by Caroline Shaw (pictured) and David Lang will pose questions answered by the Brahms Requiem at our season finale concerts June 9 & 10.
On July 21, 2018, the Los Angeles Master Chorale and choral music superstar Eric Whitacre will present the largest free group singing event in California history—Big Sing California.
Learn more about Ellen Reid's dreams of the new world and Terry Riley's In C before the May 13 performance.
How Pentatonix’s Sing became the rallying cry for Big Sing California.
Eric Whitacre's choral projects know no bounds!
A collaboration with NASA and Whitacre's first vitual choir in 5 years.
Fifth Graders from Hooper Avenue Elementary & Sheridan Street Elementary to perform songs they wrote about heroes.
Find out more about dreams of the new world to be premiered in May at our Reid & Riley concert.
The Los Angeles Master Chorale announces a dynamic new season showcasing talented L.A.-based composers alongside your favorite choral masterworks.
The timely message of Handel’s Israel in Egypt.
LA Master Chorale singer Julia Metzler will advance to the semi-finals of the prestigious competition.
"Hear Our Voice: A Woman's Journey" was written by Van Nuys High School Students for the Master Chorale's Voices Within Oratorio Project.
These are the voices you're looking for.
Learn how it became the most performed classical work in history.
Associate Conductor Jenny Wong makes her solo conducting debut at Walt Disney Concert Hall on Dec 10.
Grant Gershon will lead the world premiere performances of John Adams’ new opera Girls of the Golden West in San Francisco Nov 21 to Dec 10.
The Los Angeles Master Chorale has appointed Elizabeth Greenway as its new Chief Advancement Officer.
Students at Huntington Park Elementary School and Mt. Washignton Elementary School will perform songs they wrote themselves on November 15 & 17. The performances will feature members of the Master Chorale.
Learn more about the spirited works selected by our guest conductor María Guinand for our Día de los Muertos concert taking place in Walt Disney Concert Hall on October 29.
Critically-acclaimed staged production directed by Peter Sellars and conducted by Grant Gershon returns for a special Gala performance honoring Kiki and David Gindler, and Peter Sellars.
"This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before." Leonard Bernstein’s timeless statement — made in response to the assassination of President Kennedy, and shortly before he received a request to compose what would become Chichester Psalms — reminds us that we need him more than ever.
At 13-years-old, singer Jamie Felix-Toll already has an admirable track record singing on many of the most prestigious stages in the city.
We are delighted to announce that Jenny Wong has been promoted to Associate Conductor of the Los Angeles Master Chorale.
Single tickets for our exciting 2017/18 season will go on sale on Monday, August 7.
The LA Master Chorale was inducted into the American Classical Music Hall of Fame during its recent Lux Aeterna celebrations.
This year's Gala celebrated composer Morten Lauridsen and the 20th anniversary of Lux Aeterna. View photos from the glamorous evening.
Around 500 North American artistic leaders and managers of choirs will gather in Los Angeles this month for the Chorus America 2017 Conference.
Join the chorus! Be part of an exciting new FREE giant group singing event in Grand Park on Saturday, June 24. No choir experience required!
Details of the concerts, premieres, gala, and other special events planned to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Morten Lauridsen's Lux Aeterna.
PBS NewsHour Arts Reporter Jeffrey Brown reports on "In America," a new oratorio written and performed by Van Nuys High School students.
The concert features 13 songs with the spirituals juxtaposed with other folk music traditions such as early American shape note singing, as well as a contemporary Korean piece, and a pair of European choral masterpieces from the 20th century.
Reservations are now open for the 28th Annual High School Choir Festival concert being held in Walt Disney Concert Hall on Friday, April 21. The Festival also includes a performance by the 16-member Los Angeles Master Chorale Chamber Ensemble.
New works, multimedia presentations, performances of choral masterworks, and an expansive state-wide community singing project that will have global reach comprise the Los Angeles Master Chorale’s 54th season.
On Sunday, March 26 the Los Angeles Master Chorale and Artistic Director Grant Gershon exuberantly celebrate composer John Adams’ 70th birthday with Stravinsky’s Les Noces and the premiere of five new piano transcriptions of choruses from Adams' operas curated by Gershon.
A new oratorio written by Van Nuys High School students commemorating the Japanese-American incarceration camps of World War II will be premiered February 16 & 18. The Oratorio Project is part of the award-winning Voices Within education program.
Our 2019-20 season opener Bruckner's Great Mass received praise from several news outlets.
Learn more about Orlando di Lasso's High Renaissance masterpiece.