Sonic Masterworks

Sonic Masterworks

Concert Stats

  • 110 singers a cappella
  • Grant Gershon, conductor
  • Lesley Leighton, associate conductor
  • Eric Whitacre, guest conductor


* conducted by Lesley Leighton
** conducted by Eric Whitacre

“Sonically overwhelming” are the words Artistic Director Grant Gershon uses to describe this collection of a cappella gems that span four centuries of music.

Gregorio Allegri’s revered Miserere receives its first-ever performance by the Chorale, and alongside Antonio Lotti’s Crucifixus, will transform Disney Hall’s walls into a towering cathedral of sound.

Pulitzer prize-winning composer Steven Stucky’s Three New Motets, last performed by the Master Chorale in 2008, traces the story of the Passion on earth while clouds of intricate sonorities lift György Ligeti’s Lux Aeterna to the heavens, a work made famous by Stanley Kubrick’s film 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Composer Abbie Betinis draws on her talent for word-painting to simulate the sounds of a mass migration of butterflies in Envoi, while Eric Whitacre puts his stamp on Depeche Mode's Enjoy the Silence with a gorgeous a cappella arrangement, conducted by Whitacre himself.

Each work was hand-picked to showcase the majesty and versatility of the full LA Master Chorale, creating an aurora borealis of sound inside Walt Disney Concert Hall.

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

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