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April 28, 2014 - The Los Angeles Children’s Chorus (LACC), considered one of the world’s leading children’s choirs, has received Chorus America’s 2014 Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence, the nation’s top award for choral music. This extremely prestigious, one-time award is presented annually to an ensemble that demonstrates artistic excellence, a strong organizational structure and a commitment to outreach, educational and culturally diverse activities. In additional news, two world premieres highlight Los Angeles Children’s Chorus popular Spring Concert, which features a vibrant mix of music both contemporary and traditional on May 11 and 18, 2014, 7 pm, at Pasadena Presbyterian Church... April 25, 2014 - The Los Angeles Children’s Chorus (LACC), considered one of the world’s leading children’s choirs, celebrates three Southland arts luminaries, whose visionary and exceptional leadership has had a major impact on the field of choral music, at its annual Gala Bel Canto on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 6 pm, at Vibiana in downtown Los Angeles. LACC honors... April 10, 2014 - Deborah Lewis, an exceptional and highly regarded arts administrator with three decades of experience, has been appointed Executive Director of the renowned Los Angeles Children’s Chorus effective April 21, 2014, following a nationwide search, it was announced by LACC Board Chair Jennifer Terry... February 28, 2014 - Los Angeles Children’s Chorus, one of the nation’s leading children’s choirs, is holding auditions for boys and girls ages 8 (by September 1, 2014) to 12 on June 5-8, 2014, in Pasadena. Previous singing experience is not necessary, but audition appointments are required... February 19, 2014 - Two world premieres highlight Los Angeles Children’s Chorus popular Spring Concert, which features a vibrant mix of music both contemporary and traditional on May 11 and 18, 2014, 7 pm, at Pasadena Presbyterian Church. The new works are by Shawn Kirchner, Los Angeles Master Chorale Swan Family Composer in Residence, heralded as “a major choral composer” (Examiner) who is setting “a new standard for American chorale music” (Culture Spot LA), and prolific Canadian composer Eleanor Daley, noted for her remarkable gift for melody and for sensitively interweaving text and music... January 17, 2014 - The famed Los Angeles Children’s Chorus presents the highly anticipated US debut of Cuba’s premiere men’s choir Camerata Vocale Sine Nomine, led by eminent Cuban choral conductor Leonor Suárez Dulzaides, in a free concert on Saturday, February 15, 2014, 7:00 pm, at Pasadena Presbyterian Church, launching the nine-member Havana-based choir’s first state-side tour. Noted for its unique configuration of tenor and bass voices augmented by countertenors (soprano and alto), the choir, applauded by critics and audiences alike... January 6, 2014 - The Los Angeles Children’s Chorus begins the New Year with a bang when its Young Men’s Ensemble, conducted by Dr. Steven Kronauer, is featured in a joint performance with the acclaimed Harvard Glee Club, under the director of Andrew Clark, at Altadena Community Church on Friday, January 17, 2014, 7:30 pm... November 8, 2013 - Los Angeles Children’s Chorus, acclaimed for its pure, agile, bel canto sound that has made it one of the most in-demand children’s choirs in the county, spotlights the music of Benjamin Britten and the English choral tradition and also performs a compelling array of music from around the globe at its popular annual Winter Concert on Sat., December 7, 7 pm, and Sun., December 8, 2013, 7:30 pm, at Pasadena Presbyterian Church... September 14, 2013 - Attorney Jennifer C. Terry has been named Chair of the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus, one of the world’s foremost children’s choirs. The La Cañada resident, whose term began on September 1, 2013, has served on LACC’s Board of Directors since 2009 ... September 10, 2013 - Los Angeles Children's Chorus - led by Artistic Director Anne Tomlinson and acclaimed for its pure, agile, bel canto sound that has made it one of the most in-demand children’s choirs in the county – announces its 2013-14 season, entitled “Legacies Unleashed,” which spotlights the music of Benjamin Britten and the English choral tradition... August 1, 2013 - Los Angeles Children’s Chorus (LACC) announces auditions for middle school- and high school-aged boys with changing or changed voices for its Young Men’s Ensemble at Pasadena Presbyterian Church. Candidates must prepare one solo art or folk song and will also be gauged on their ability to sing as part of an ensemble... April 26, 2013 - Los Angeles Children’s Chorus (LACC), one of the nation’s leading children’s choirs, is holding auditions for boys and girls ages eight (by September 1, 2013) to 12 on June 6 -9, 2013, in Pasadena. Previous singing experience is not necessary, but audition appointments are required... April 24, 2013 - Los Angeles Children’s Chorus, considered one of the world’s leading children’s choirs, spotlights the music of Benjamin Britten at two performances of its annual Spring Concert on two consecutive Sundays, May 5 and 12 (Mother’s Day), 2013, 7 pm, at Pasadena Presbyterian Church. The renowned chorus, led by Artistic Director Anne Tomlinson, performs selected works from Britten’s Friday Afternoons, which Britten composed for school children... March 15, 2013 - The Los Angeles Children’s Chorus honors the remarkable legacy of legendary composer and beloved American musical storyteller Richard M. Sherman (Beverly Hills) and LACC advocates and benefactors Mary Blodgett and Carlton Calvin (San Marino) at its annual fundraiser, Gala Bel Canto, on Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 6 p.m., at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion’s Grand Hall in downtown Los Angeles. LACC and esteemed special guests, including Dick Van Dyke, star of such iconic films as Mary Poppins and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and Broadway star Ashley Brown, who played the title role in the hit stage version of Mary Poppins, present heartfelt tributes... February 12, 2013 - Noted composer Daniel Bjarnason took home top honors when he was named Composer of the Year at the Icelandic Music Awards for his 2012 compositions Over Light Earth, commissioned by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and The isle is full of noises, co-commissioned by the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus and the American Youth Symphony... November 27, 2012 - Los Angeles Children’s Chorus performs a compelling array of music from around the globe at its popular annual Winter Concert presented on Sundays, December 9 and 16, 2012, 7 PM, at Pasadena Presbyterian Church. The repertoire includes Benjamin Britten’s Missa Brevis, the English cathedral anthem Psalm 150 by Sir David Willcocks, Ola Gjeilo’s Ubi caritas and folk songs from Austria, Japan, France, and England... October 7, 2013 - Los Angeles Children's Chorus, led by Artistic Director Anne Tomlinson and acclaimed for its pure, agile, bel canto sound that has made it one of the most in-demand children’s choirs in the county, announces its 2012-13 season, entitled “Confluence.” Melding a dazzling array of musical genres, traditions and influence that showcases myriad facets of choral music and requires tremendous vocal versatility and technical skill … September 12, 2012 - Roy Mueller, a highly regarded non-profit arts administrator with deep roots in Southern California, has been appointed Executive Director of the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus (LACC) following a nationwide search, it was announced by Board Chair Joanne Crawford-Dunér… August 31, 2012 - Joanne Crawford-Dunér has been elected Chair of the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus (LACC), one of the world’s foremost children’s choirs. The Covina Hills resident, whose term began on August 1, has served on LACC’s Board of Directors since 2008 and is the first non-LACC parent to serve in LACC’s key leadership role... July 23, 2012 - Diana Landis, a noted conductor and music educator, has been appointed director of Los Angeles Children’s Chorus’ Apprentice Choir. Artistic Director Anne Tomlinson announced her appointment, which marks Landis’ return to the chorus... June 21, 2012 - Los Angeles Children’s Chorus, continuing its proud tradition of touring nationally and internationally to share its artistry with broader audiences, makes its first trip to the African continent when it tours to South Africa, July 3-20, 2012. During the tour, the chorus gives seven performances, including two in Grahamstown as part of South Africa’s prestigious National Arts Festival... May 7, 2012 - Los Angeles Children’s Chorus, one of the nation’s leading children’s choirs, is holding auditions for boys and girls ages eight (by September 1, 2012) to twelve on May 31 and June 1, 2 and 5, 2012, in Pasadena. Previous singing experience is not necessary, but audition appointments are required… April 15, 2012 - Los Angeles Children’s Chorus presents its 26th Annual Spring Concert on Saturday, May 12, 4 PM, and Sunday, May 13, 7 PM, at Pasadena Presbyterian Church. Singing about joy, love, laughter and hope in six languages, the choristers offer a mix of classical, folk and contemporary works. Among numerous highlights are Sumer is icumen in, a medieval song dating from 1260 believed to be the oldest existing example of polyphony, and the world premiere by the Young Men’s Ensemble of Los Angeles-based composer Nicholas Nicassio’s Sleep Now, O Sleep Now based on text by James Joyce… Los Angeles Children’s Chorus hosts a free open house to introduce families to its highly regarded choirs and acclaimed choral training program for youths on Saturday, April 28, 2012, 11 AM – noon, at its headquarters located on the campus of Pasadena Presbyterian Church… Los Angeles Children’s Chorus raises its voice in song to honor musical luminaries James Conlon, LA Opera Music Director, and Anna Christy, soprano and LACC alumna, as well as visionary corporate partner Nestlé USA, represented by Nestlé USA Chairman and CEO Brad Alford, at Gala Bel Canto on Friday, March 9, 2012, 6 pm, at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion’s Grand Hall in downtown Los Angeles… The LA Phil’s prestigious Sounds About Town series continues with a Shakespeare-themed program featuring renowned conductor James Conlon conducting two of the country’s leading youth ensembles – the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus and the American Youth Symphony – in the world premiere of The isle is full of noises… by Icelandic composer Daníel Bjarnason based on Shakespeare’s The Tempest and co-commissioned by LACC and AYS on Sunday, March 4, 2012, 7:30 pm, at Walt Disney Concert Hall.…. Los Angeles Children’s Chorus continues its role as a key presenter of other worldclass children’s choirs when it presents a free concert with the internationally acclaimed Australian Girls Choir on Tuesday, October 4, 7 p.m., at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Montrose…. HUFFPOST aolNews, 7.11.11
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Los Angeles Children’s Chorus, wraps its 25th Anniversary Season with a special edition of its annual Spring Concert that pays tribute to children who have been part of the Chorus over the past 25 years on May 14, 2011 at 7 P.M. at Ambassador Auditorium. The concert features performances by all six LACC choirs, an Alumni Chorus conducted by LACC’s Founding Director Rebecca Thompson and LACC Alumna Allison White, the world premiere of a new work by LACC Alumna Caroline Park, and a special appearance by the Calder Quarter... Los Angeles Children’s Chorus, considered one of the nation’s leading children’s choirs, is holding auditions for boys and girls ages eight (by September 1, 2011) to twelve on, June 2, 3 and 4, 2011, in Pasadena. Previous singing experience is not necessary, but audition appointments are required... Los Angeles Children’s Chorus hosts a free open house to introduce families to its highly regarded choirs and acclaimed choral training program for youths on Saturday, April 30, 2011, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. The open house features a rehearsal of LACC’s Apprentice Choir and a demonstration of LACC’s “First Experiences in Singing” program designed for 6- and 7-year-old children... The Los Angeles Children’s Chorus which over the past quarter century, has performed with virtually every major music organization in the region, reflects upon its rich history and significant role in the city’s cultural fabric by feting three passionate and illustrious luminaries who have been closely tied to the choir’s success at its 25th Anniversary Gala Bel Canto on March 30, 2011, 6 p.m., at Walt Disney Concert Hall... Deborah Berman, a highly regarded veteran arts administrator with extensive experience on both coasts, has been appointed Executive Director of Los Angeles Children’s Chorus (LACC) following a nationwide search, it was announced by LACC Board Chair David Scheidemantle. Ms. Berman has been serving as Interim Executive Director since December 1, 2010, and assumes her new post effective immediately... Los Angeles Children’s Chorus continuing to expand musical boundaries for its members and for the community at large, with a pair of free concerts. The United States Army Chorus, one of the nation’s only professional all-male choruses, comes to the West Coast on March 3, 2011, 8 p.m., to perform with the LACC Young Men’s Ensemble. Two weeks later, on March 17, 7 p.m., the Radcliffe Choral Society shares the stage with the LACC Chamber Singers.... Three very special Los Angeles treasures – two musical and one astronomical – join forces for an unforgettable evening of heavenly music on February 26, 2011. The LA Philharmonic’s incomparable concertmaster, Martin Chalifour, and the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus Chamber Singers appear in an intimate recital at the private Hale Observatory, an historic architectural and scientific gem built in 1924 ... World renowned tenor Ben Heppner – described by the Telegraph (UK) as “the world's dramatic tenor of choice, distinguished not only by his stamina and power but also his clarion beauty of tone” – headlines a special free community conversation presented by Los Angeles Children’s Chorus on December 10, at 7:30 p.m. Heppner will discuss his career in general, as well as his singing techniques, his voice change during adolescence, and how he trained during that period of his life. He will also answer questions from the audience... The Los Angeles Children’s Chorus showcases four of its esteemed alumni – now celebrated emerging artists – at a Holiday Salon Concert on December 19, 2010, 4 p.m., at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion’s Salon C. The festive event, which also includes a pre-concert reception, features Ariadne Greif, soprano (LACC ’04); Albert Wonjae Pae, flute (LACC ’03); his brother, Andrew Wonjun Pae, piano (LACC ’02); and Adrienne Pardee, soprano (LACC ’00)... The Los Angeles Children’s Chorus goes global at its annual Winter Concert with a program spotlighting the choral music of 20 composers from 10 nations spanning 5 centuries, on December 5 and December 12, 2010 at 7 p.m., at Pasadena Presbyterian Church. The “musical tour” includes a Buddhist prayer sung in Japanese, Italian art songs, and a Czech piece based on a Moravian folksong, as well as works by J.S. Bach, Benjamin Britten, John Rutter, Omar Macha and Gustav Holst, and contemporary composers Ruth Watson Henderson, Nicholas Nicassio, Mark Sirett and Brian Holmes, and others... The critically acclaimed Los Angeles Children’s Chorus makes its debut on Azusa Pacific University's esteemed “Artist Concert Series” with a program of choral gems presented during the choir’s notable 25-year history on November 15, 2010, 7:30 pm, at Munson Recital Hall on the university’s Azusa campus. A question and answer session with choir members and Artistic Director Anne Tomlinson, who conducts the concert, follows the performance... Los Angeles Children's Chorus honors its history of artistic excellence and embraces exciting new opportunities as it commemorates its milestone 25th Anniversary in 2010-11. The year-long celebration features a series of concerts and musical partnerships with some of the region's leading arts organizations on stage and screen - silver and small - and in recordings...
 
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