The Water Passion

The Water Passion

Concert Stats

  • 62 Singers
  • Percussion and Solo Instruments
  • Soloists
  • ListenUp! Pre-concert talk:: Preconcert talk 1 hour prior to curtain with Music Director Grant Gershon and KUSC Host Alan Chapman
  • Performance Length:
  • Intermission: No
  • English Supertitles: Yes
  • Student Rush:
  • Box Office Hours
  • Venue: Walt Disney Concert Hall


  • Tan Dun | Water Passion After St. Matthew
A watershed moment for the LA Master Chorale! First performed by the Chorale in 2005, this has been one of our most talked-about concerts ever since. Oscar and Grammy®-Award winning composer Tan Dun creates a transformative sensory experience for choir, chamber ensemble and 10 water bowls illuminated from below and positioned onstage in the shape of a cross. Water drips, flows, bubbles, gurgles, ripples, splashes, hisses and is stirred and struck, recalling the ancient Chinese water rituals from the village where Tan Dun grew up. Newsday calls the Water Passion “a work of captivating visual music and sound meticulously disposed in space. Tan plays with watery symbols of baptism, creation and rebirth.”

Programs, artists, dates, prices and availability subject to change.

Box Office: Tickets can be purchased by phone at 213-972-7282 or in-person at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Box Office Monday – Saturday, 10am – 6 pm. On concert days, box office staff can be reached at 213-972-7282 beginning at 10 am and the Disney Hall Box Office will be open for will-call and sales beginning at 12 noon for matinees and 5 pm for evening concerts. You may also leave a message, and your call will be returned. Tickets can be purchased online 24/7.