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      Date(s) - 07/17/2017
      7:00 pm

      Pasadena Presbyterian Church


      LACC (Photo - Jamie Pham, lachildrenschorus.org).

      LACC (Photo – Jamie Pham, lachildrenschorus.org).

      Los Angeles Children’s Chorus (LACC) continues to expand its global reach with two of its leading choirs, the Concert Choir and the Young Men’s Ensemble, touring this summer to Australia, New Zealand and British Columbia.

      The Concert Choir, led by LACC Artistic Director Anne Tomlinson, shares its stellar artistry and distinctive bel canto sound with Pasadenans at a free send-off concert that launches the tour.

      The concert will feature such works* as Basque composer Josu Elberdin’s Salve Regina; the Canadian folk song Un Canadien Erran; and Dale Trumbore’s Breathe in Hope, commissioned and premiered by LACC at its recent Spring Concert and set to text found on social media.

      “Los Angeles Children’s Chorus has a long and illustrious history of touring,” says Tomlinson.  “It provides a vital opportunity for our choristers to transcend borders and language through their music, enabling the choristers to connect with other people and experience different cultures in a positive and powerful way.”

      The “send off” concert is free and seating is on a first come first served basis.

      Additionally, the Young Men’s Ensemble (YME), under the director of Dr. Steven Kronauer,  had recently completed a 14-day tour to Australia and New Zealand (June 18 – July 1, 2017). Young Men’s Ensemble is one of only a few choirs in the country to serve young male vocalists with changing voices and is designed to bridge the gap between treble and young men’s choral singing.

      The Concert Choir’s British Columbia tour features a joint performance with the Richmond Youth Honor Choir on July 21, at Peace Mennonite Church in Richmond; an appearance at the 39 Days of July Festival on July 22, in Duncan; and a performance July 24, at Christ Church Cathedral in Victoria.  The Concert Choir regularly appears in Southern California with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Los Angeles Master Chorale and LA Opera and has made numerous recordings and television and radio appearances.

      Highlights of YME’s tour include da joint performance with the Australian Boys Choir on June 21, in Melburne; concerts on June 23, at Nagle College and St. Mary’s Church in Bairnsdale; a workshop with Gondwana Young Men’s Choir on June 25, in Sydney; and concerts in two Sydney suburbs – June 26, at St. Luke’s Anglican Church in Mosman, and June 27, at the Starlight Room in Randwick.  In New Zealand, YME participates in two special events on June 30 – a musical and cultural exchange at Rotorua Primary School in Rotorua, noted for its Maori culture, as well as a workshop and joint concert with Hamilton Boys High School Choir on June 30, in Hamilton.

      *Program subject to change.


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