November 29, 2021 Breaking News, Latest News, and Videos

LA Children’s Chorus Announces 2017-18 Season

Los Angeles Children’s Chorus (LACC), one of the world’s foremost children’s choirs, announces its 2017-18 season, entitled “And This Shall be for Beauty,” featuring exquisite repertoire that illuminates LACC’s signature bel canto sound honed by highly regarded and much-loved Artistic Director Anne Tomlinson, who is stepping down at the conclusion of the season, her 22nd at the Chorus’ artistic helm.  In tribute to Tomlinson and her remarkable legacy, LACC presents a number of her favorite works as well as cornerstones of the choral literature.  In addition, LACC performs a selection of world, US and West Coast premieres and great masterworks with longtime artistic partners Los Angeles Philharmonic, LA Opera, Los Angeles Master Chorale and Pasadena Symphony and POPS, organizations with which Tomlinson has worked extensively over the years, preparing LACC choristers for numerous guest appearances.  Further expanding the Chorus’ reach, LACC makes its performance debut with the Miami City Ballet in the Chorus’ first-ever production with Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center.  Tomlinson, in recognition of her immeasurable contributions to the Chorus over the past two decades, will assume the title of LACC Artistic Director Emeritus after her tenure concludes.
“Los Angeles Children’s Chorus is deeply indebted to Anne Tomlinson, whose consummate musical skills and dedicated leadership have impacted the lives of thousands of young LACC choristers as well as audiences around the globe for more than two decades,” says LACC Chair Cheryl Scheidemantle.  “She has been the driving force behind LACC’s excellence, working selflessly to elevate the organization’s artistry and educational practices and ensure the success of the Chorus’ many key arts partnerships.  Most significantly, Anne been a positive influence on each and every LACC chorister she has worked with during her long and distinguished tenure.  We recognize Anne for making such a meaningful difference in the lives of children and look forward to celebrating and enjoying the music and special tributes planned to honor her.”
Among the varied repertoire LACC is presenting this season, Tomlinson conducts the Gregorian chant Veni Creator Spiritus; 36-year-old Norwegian composer Kim Arnesen’s choral motet Even When He Is Silent, set to text found in a concentration camp after World War II; Bach’s cantata Berite dich Zion; and Randall Thompson’s Velvet Shoes, a stunning setting of the famous winter poem by Elinor Wylie, and Choose Something Like a Star, set to Robert Frost’s poem “Frostiana.”  (The season title, “And This Shall be for Beauty,” was extrapolated from Robert Louis Stevenson’s poem, “I Will Make You Brooches.”)
With its artistic partners, LACC participates in its first-ever collaboration with Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center as the featured choir in the world-premiere production of Miami City Ballet’s new version of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion (December 7-10, 2017).  The Los Angeles Philharmonic honors Tomlinson by spotlighting her and LACC in a stand-alone performance on its highly regarded Sounds About Town Series at Walt Disney Concert Hall (December 3, 2017).  LACC makes two Walt Disney Concert Hall appearances with the orchestra, including the US Premiere of Andrew Norman’s opera A Trip to the Moon, conducted by Teddy Abrams (March 2 and 3, 2018), and Bernstein’s Mass, led by Gustavo Dudamel and directed by Elkhanah Pulitzer (February 1-4, 2018)
LA Children's Chorus
Related Posts

Getty Acquires 16th-Century Painting Never Seen by Public

November 17, 2021

November 17, 2021

Jacopo Bassano’s The Miracle of the Quails, 1554, has been rarely seen by scholars and never by the public By...

Día de Los Muertos Community Celebration Coming to Third Street Promenade

October 19, 2021

October 19, 2021

Saturday, October 30 from 5 – 10 p.m. By Staff Writer A Día de los Muertos celebration is planned for...

Film Review: Venom: Let There Be Carnage

October 16, 2021

October 16, 2021

Rated PG-13 90 Minutes Released October 1st in Theatres Venom: Let There Be Carnage is a sublimely cathartic experience –...

Closing Celebration for Hispanic Heritage Month Today

October 14, 2021

October 14, 2021

This Friday, October 15, the Santa Monica community is invited to a closing ceremony for Santa Monica’s first Hispanic Heritage...

Sneakertopia Brings the History and Culture of Sneakers to Life

October 12, 2021

October 12, 2021

Sneakertopia is the ultimate expression of art and culture for all things sneakers offering a massive in-person experience paired with...

Review: Ted Lasoo Season 2

September 19, 2021

September 19, 2021

Rated TV-MA 12 30-Minute Episodes Released on Apple TV+, one 30-minute episode each Friday from July 23rd to October 8th...

Santa Monica Partners with McCabe’s Guitar Shop for a Reimagined Annual Concert Series

September 14, 2021

September 14, 2021

Americana in the Park, a New Free Concert Series Launches this September and October By Sam Catanzaro The City of...

Auditions Open for HVS Conservatory’s Inaugural Vocal Program

September 5, 2021

September 5, 2021

Hollywood Vocal Studios and Adreana Gonzalez are proud to announce the founding of Hollywood Vocal Studios (HVS) Conservatory—a post-secondary school...

Final Weekend of Marina Drive-In Movie Summer Series With New Movies Added

August 28, 2021

August 28, 2021

WHERE: Marina del Rey Boat Launch Ramp, 13477 Fiji Way at Parking Lot #2 COST: $20 per vehicle, per movie...

Calico Yacht Charter Provides Luxury Water Experience For All Ages

August 6, 2021

August 6, 2021

By Toi Creel Everyone goes to the beach on the Westside. It’s part of the culture. But imagine experiencing the...

SMhopes Brings Artists Together to Reimagine the Post Pandemic World

July 15, 2021

July 15, 2021

Artist Paula Goldman in collaboration with Santa Monica Art Recovery displays art and poetry by local artists throughout the city....