Los Angeles Children’s Chorus (LACC) and Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA) announce a significant partnership to bring The Choir’s world-class choral music education program to the HOLA campus in Lafayette Park, reaching underserved youth in Central and South Central Los Angeles.
By News Desk
This marks the first time these two highly regarded organizations have collaborated under LACC Artistic Director Fernando Malvar-Ruiz’s leadership, as well as the first time LACC has expanded outside of its Pasadena home base and the first time HOLA has offered a comprehensive program providing access to the choral arts.
Auditions for Los Angeles Children’s Chorus @ HOLA will be held on January 27, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, at HOLA Arts and Recreation Center in Lafayette Park.
Malvar-Ruiz says, “Los Angeles Children’s Chorus is thrilled to partner with HOLA to expand its program in such a meaningful and impactful way. LACC is expanding throughout the Los Angeles region in order to provide children access to LACC’s program in their own communities. We want to make it convenient for children – and their families – to participate in LACC’s transformative program right where they live.”
HOLA’s CEO Tony Brown states, “When we learned that Los Angeles Children’s Chorus was interested in expanding to our beloved Westlake neighborhood, we knew we wanted to see HOLA kids participate. Having LACC find their home at our Arts & Recreation Center is a dream scenario. We welcome LACC and are proud to add its esteemed choral music education program to our center’s offerings.”
The program, offered at no cost to HOLA participants, launches with two LACC entry-level ensembles for children ages 8 to 11 – Preparatory Choir and Apprentice Choir – with the goal to add advanced ensembles in future years, as children progress through LACC’s tiered multi-choir program. LACC’s current music staff will direct the choirs and also provide musicianship training and voice lessons to participating choristers. Choir rehearsals will be held on Saturday mornings with the inaugural 12-week session beginning on February 3, 2024.
Los Angeles Childrens Choir (LACC), founded in 1986 and widely recognized as one of the world’s preeminent youth choirs, currently serves more than 500 children ages 6–18 from 40+ communities across Southern California. Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA) provides underserved youth in Central and South Central Los Angeles a comprehensive array of free after-school academic, arts, athletics, and wellness programs, empowering them to develop to their full potential, pursue higher education, and strengthen their communities.
LACC @ HOLA AUDITIONS Saturday, Jan. 27 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Location HOLA Arts and Recreation Center in Lafayette Park 615 S La Fayette Park Pl Los Angeles, CA 90057 > More info at this link.
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