Shining Night: A Portrait of Composer Morten Lauridsen

Event Stats

Start Time: 8 pm
Box Office Opens: 7 pm
Doors Open: 7:30 pm
End Time: 9:45 pm (including post-film conversation)


Alex Theatre
216 N. Brand Blvd.
Glendale, CA 91203

Special Events

Post-film conversation and media signing with LAMC Music Director Grant Gershon, filmmaker Michael Stillwater and composer Morten Lauridsen

Grant Gershon

Michael Stillwater

Morten Lauridsen


Fri, Mar 14, 2014 – 8 pm

$15 adult and $10 student walk-up tickets will be available at the Alex Theater on the day of performance.

Historic Alex Theatre, Glendale

A film screening of the 2012 documentary about composer Morten Lauridsen with a post-show conversation with film director Michael Stillwater, Music Director Grant Gershon and the composer himself.

A tribute to a living legend, celebrating the life and music of the artist whom musicologist Nick Strimple has called 'the only American composer in history who can be called a mystic'. National Medal of Arts recipient and most frequently performed American choral composer, Morten Lauridsen spends summers on a remote island in the Pacific Northwest. The film features intimate interviews in California, Scotland and Waldron Island, Washington, interwoven with performances of his masterworks and commentaries by music contemporaries. Revealed through the lens of his passion for nature and music, Lauridsen expresses a presence of fierce compassion and unwavering dedication to the craft of composition.

General admission tickets are $15 and available for purchase on this website or in-person at the Alex Theatre Box Office.