Seasons With Chorale: 11
Season Joined: 2006-07
Hometown: New York, NY
Do you also have a non-singing "day job"? If so, what do you do?
I write grant proposals for a local arts nonprofit.
Where else do you teach/gig/conduct/sing/perform?
Verdi Requiem, Santa Monica Symphony; A Night at the Opera with the USC Marching Band; Mozart C-Minor Mass, Los Angeles Chamber Choir, Disney Hall; Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Concert, Santa Monica Symphony.
Recordings include Festival of Carols, LAMC; Gorecki, Miserere, LAMC; The Gospel According to the Other Mary, LA Philharmonic; Christmas with Caroline. Film: A Wrinkle in Time.
Highlights of your musical career:
Shabat welcome service for Nelson Mandela at B'nai Jeshurun, New York; Ellington Centennial with Jay Hogarth and my older brother, Lennie, at the Tarrytown Music Hall; Operator at Chorus America, Zipper Hall (the only E-flat I've ever sung on stage); Jubilee Singers and Adams tours.
Favorite choral work(s):
Brahms, Ein Deutsches Requiem; Vaughan Williams Fantasia on Christmas Carols
A defining moment of favorite LA Master Chorale onstage experience:
Glory, Glory, Glory 2012. Three LAMC colleagues challenged me to let my guard down and sing the piece. I did. The live recording of that performance is on our Festivals album. Thank you, RB, NC, HR, and Grant.
What are you listening to these days?
NPR talk radio, KUSC, and lots of Ella Fitzgerald with my Mom, who lives with Alzheimers and remembers most lyrics.
What L.A. experience do you consider essential for visitors/newcomers?
Go to Venice Beach before the live acts disappear!