LOS ANGELES CHILDREN’S CHORUS,
LED BY ARTISTIC DIRECTOR ANNE TOMLINSON,
CELEBRATES 30 YEARS OF MAKING MAGICAL MUSIC AT SPRING CONCERT
Highlights Include Performances by Five of LACC’s Premier and Training Choirs,
Guest Appearance by LACC Founding Director Rebecca Thompson,
and Special Performance by Alumni Chorus
Saturday, May 7, 2016, 7pm
First United Methodist Church in Pasadena
The singular and angelic sound of the acclaimed Los Angeles Children’s Chorus (LACC) has been delighting audiences locally, abroad and on the airwaves for three decades. Highlighting its rich history, LACC presents a special 30th Anniversary edition of its popular Spring Concert that includes performances by five of LACC’s premier and training choirs as well as a guest appearance by LACC Founding Director Rebecca Thompson and a performance by an alumni ensemble comprised of former choristers from across the country, on Saturday, May 7, 2016, at First United Methodist Church in Pasadena. The program features a vibrant mix of music both contemporary and traditional from LACC’s extensive musical archives.
Two beloved LACC standards bookend the program, which opens with Kirke Mechem’s Sing All Ye Joyful and concludes with the American fiddle tune Sail Away. Also featured are Vivaldi’s Domine Deus, Ruth Bashkoff’s I Will Bring You Brooches, the Brazilian folk song Menina Me Da Sua Mão, the spiritual Every Time I Feel the Spirit and Javier Busto’s Salve Regina. Additional works include Renaissance composer Thomas Morley’s Sing We and Chant It, Allistair MacGillivrary’s Away from the Roll of the Sea, Ko Matsushita’s Ave Maria.
LACC Artistic Director Anne Tomlinson conducts the chorus’s Concert Choir and Chamber Singers. Associate Artistic Director Mandy Brigham leads the Intermediate Choir; Diana Landis conducts the Apprentice Choir; and Dr. Steven Kronauer conducts the Young Men’s Ensemble. LACC alumna Holly Barber leads the alumni ensemble. The choirs will perform separately and combined.
For tickets (starting at $30) and information, visit www.lachildrenschorus.org or call (626) 793-4231. First United Methodist Church is located at 500 E. Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91101.
LOS ANGELES CHILDREN’S CHORUS, widely recognized for its agile bel canto sound and artistic excellence, has been lauded as “hauntingly beautiful” (Los Angeles Times), “astonishingly polished” (Performances Magazine), “extraordinary in its abilities” (Culture Spot LA), and “one of the world’s foremost children’s choirs” (Pasadena Star News). Founded in 1986 and led by Artistic Director Anne Tomlinson since 1996, LACC is celebrating its 30th Anniversary Season. It performs with such leading organizations as LA Opera, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Los Angeles Master Chorale, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Pasadena Symphony and POPS, Calder Quartet, Jacaranda and MUSE/IQUE. Each season, the chorus serves more than 400 children ages 6 to 18 from 50 communities across Los Angeles in six choirs – Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, Young Men’s Ensemble, Intermediate Choir, Apprentice Choir and Preparatory Choir – and a First Experiences in Singing program and First Experiences in Choral Singing Ensemble for 6-9-year-olds. LACC, recipient of Chorus America’s 2014 Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence, the nation’s highest choral honor, has toured North and South America, Africa, China, Cuba, Australia and Europe. It appears on the Los Angeles Master Chorale’s critically acclaimed Decca recording A Good Understanding, and Plácido Domingo’s Deutsche Grammophon recording Amore Infinito (“Infinite Love”). The subject of a trilogy of documentaries by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Freida Mock, LACC is featured in the Academy Award-nominated Sing!, about a year in the life of the chorus; Sing Opera!, documenting the production of the LACC-commissioned family opera Keepers of the Night; and Sing China!, chronicling its groundbreaking tour to China prior to the Beijing Olympics. LACC has performed with John Mayer on NBC’s “The Tonight Show,” and was featured on PBS’s “Great Performances,” BBC Radio, and Public Radio International’s nationally syndicated show “From the Top,” among other credits.
EDITOR’S, PLEASE NOTE:
Los Angeles Children’s Chorus
30th Anniversary Spring Concert
Anne Tomlinson, Conductor/Concert Choir/Chamber Singers
Special guest: Rebecca Thompson, founding director
Mandy Brigham, Conductor/Intermediate Choir
Diana Landis, Conductor/ Apprentice Choir
Dr. Steven Kronauer, Conductor/Young Men’s Ensemble
Holly Barber, Conductor/Alumni Ensemble
Saturday, May 7, 2016, 7 pm
KIRKE MECHEM Sing All Ye Joyful
VIVALDI Domine Deus
RUTH BASHKOFF I Will Bring You Brooches
Brazilian folk song arr. Brad and Lucy Green Menina Me Da Sua Mão
Spiritual Every Time I Feel the Spirit
BEETHOVEN O Welche Lust
MORLEY Sing We and Chant It
JAVIER BUSTO Salve Regina
ALLISTAIR MACGILLIVRARY Away from the Roll of the Sea
MARY QUEEN OF SCOTTS arr. J Mulholland Think on Me
KO MATSUSHITA Ave Maria
American fiddle tune arr. M. Dalglish Sail Away
+ other works
First United Methodist Church
500 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101
Tickets start at $30; children 17 and under are half price