Los Angeles Master Chorale Announces Fall Digital Events
The Los Angeles Master Chorale, led by Grant Gershon, Kiki & David Gindler Artistic Director, today announced fall 2020 digital events: the music video premiere of Swan Family Artist-in-Residence Reena Esmail’s TaReKiTa, and Holiday Karaoke, a full-length livestreamed sing-along event featuring holiday favorites led by Grant Gershon and Associate Artistic Director Jenny Wong, and special guests.
“Perhaps the single most important thing we can do is use our voices to unite, connect, heal, and find a sense of joy,” said Gershon. “Making music in a virtual world presents us with new opportunities, so we are proud to premiere the music video for Reena Esmail’s TaReKiTa and continue the Master Chorale’s holiday concert tradition with Holiday Karaoke. The Master Chorale’s fall 2020 events give us the opportunity to experience the uplifting power of choral music at a time when we need it most.”
“The arts are more important than ever and essential to our well-being, especially during the holiday season,” says President and CEO Jean Davidson. “The Master Chorale is very fortunate to have Reena Esmail and Jenny Wong, two incredibly inspirational artists, join Grant’s artistic leadership team. We hope our fall offerings provide a hopeful reprieve from these unpredictable times.”
Streaming November 20
TaReKiTa is a joyful, rhythmic work based on the sounds of Indian classical percussion. In this new production, Associate Artistic Director Jenny Wong leads 24 Master Chorale singers and Indian Bharatanatyam dancer Shalini Haupt to explore mudras--expressive hand gestures-- which complement the fast-paced, vibrant energy of the music.
Streaming December 17
From caroling favorites to the “Hallelujah” chorus and more, Holiday Karaoke will lead audiences to sing in harmony and connect in a festive, heartwarming, and celebratory musical time with friends, families, and thousands of others across the global virtual community. This full-length livestreamed event will be led by Grant Gershon, Jenny Wong, and special guests. The Master Chorale will release instructional videos for select songs on December 3.
The Los Angeles Master Chorale’s 2020–21 season is made possible by generous support from the members of the Leadership Circle: Abbott Brown and Jerrie Paula Ortega-Brown, Kiki Ramos Gindler and David Gindler, Carol and Warner* Henry, Terri and Jerry Kohl, Leeba R. Lessin, Lillian Pierson Lovelace, Cheryl Petersen and Roger Lustberg, Jennifer and Evan Rosenfeld, Philip A. Swan, and Priscilla and Curtis Tamkin.
Major support is provided by the Colburn Foundation, Dan Murphy Foundation, The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation, and Rose Hills Foundation. Additional support is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture, and the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.