2014-2015 Season Announcement

A season for passion and rejuvenation.

With 50 years of music making under its belt, the LA Master Chorale boldly charts the next 50, beginning with a season of standard-setting new works, timeless favorites and stunning productions of the most innovative choral works on the planet. Join us as we chart new (and some familiar) waters by renewing your subscription today!

A choral showcase of all 7 Sunday evening concerts from the best seats in the house.

This 4-concert series features the more classical repertoire along with all-time choral hits.

Our 4-concert series exemplifies Grant’s signature programming: imaginative pairings of repertoire.

A 4-concert package for daytime choral music lovers.

2014-15 Season Announcement
Voices of Light Oct 19        
Renaissance: Reawakened Nov 16        
Festival of Carols Dec 13        
Rejoice! A Cappella Christmas Dec 14        
Handel: Messiah Dec 21        
Bach St. Matthew Passion Jan 31        
Bach St. Matthew Passion Feb 1        
Songs of Ascent Mar 8        
The Water Passion Apr 11        
The Water Passion Apr 12        
Music of Whitacre & Pärt May 16        
Music of Whitacre & Pärt May 17        


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2014 | 2015 SEASON PROGRAM

Voices of Light
Sun, Oct 19, 2014 – 7 pm

Einhorn | Voices of Light/The Passion of Joan of Arc

Described as “an overwhelming experience” (Chicago Tribune) and “brilliantly effective” (New York Times), Voices of Light merges the legendary 1928 silent film The Passion of Joan of Arc with a powerful musical score composed by Richard Einhorn.

115 singers | orchestra | soloists | film projection

Renaissance: Reawakened
Sun, Nov 16, 2014 – 7 pm

John Taverner | Western Wind Mass
William Byrd | Sing Joyfully
Thomas Tallis | If Ye Love Me
And other 16th and 17th century works

“Rebirth: Music of the Spirit” is how Music Director Grant Gershon would caption the soaring beauty of the music that once graced the great cathedrals of the Renaissance and now at Walt Disney Concert Hall.

36 singers

Festival of Carols
Sat, Dec 13, 2014 – 2 pm

Ring in Christmas with a new concert of favorite carols sung by one of the greatest choirs in the world. Sprinkled with fresh arrangements and traditional songs of the season, this festive concert is an LA tradition guaranteed to put you in the mood to decorate the tree!

115 singers | organ | piano

Rejoice! A Cappella Christmas
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 – 7 pm

Morten Lauridsen | O Magnum Mysterium
Franz Biebl | Ave Maria
Francis Poulenc | Four Motets for Christmas
And other sublime a cappella works

This year we celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Morten Lauridsen’s monumental O Magnum Mysterium, which was given its first-ever performance by the Master Chorale in December 1994, along with an a cappella feast of the most jaw-droppingly gorgeous choral Christmas music ever composed.

62 singers

Handel: Messiah
Wed, Dec 17, 2014 – 7:30 pm
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 – 7 pm

Simply one of the greatest choral works of all time, Handel’s Messiah, as sung by the LA Master Chorale under the joyful baton of Music Director Grant Gershon. Composed in a mere 24 days, Messiah continues to be the composer’s most popular work and may well be the most performed classical work of all time.

48 singers | chamber orchestra | soloists

Bach: St. Matthew Passion
Sat, Jan 31, 2015 – 2 pm
Sun, Feb 1, 2015 – 7 pm

J.S. Bach | Passion According to St. Matthew
    with Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra

Bach’s magnificent St. Matthew Passion is inarguably one of the greatest works of music ever composed – a towering masterpiece representing the ultimate expression of redemption and transcendence.

40 singers | Musica Angelica | children’s chorus | soloists

Songs of Ascent
Sun, Mar 8, 2015 – 7 pm

Shawn Kirchner | Songs of Ascent WORLD PREMIERE
    with the Los Angeles Chamber Choir
    Chung Uk Lee, director

Two epic pilgrimages to opposite ends of the earth set the stage for brand new works, including LAMC’s next installment of LA is the World.

115 singers | string orchestra

The Water Passion
Sat, Apr 11, 2015 – 2 pm
Sun, Apr 12, 2015 – 7 pm

Tan Dun | Water Passion After St. Matthew

A watershed moment for the LA Master Chorale! Oscar and Grammy®-Award winning composer Tan Dun creates a transformative sensory experience for choir, chamber ensemble and 10 illuminated water bowls.

62 singers | percussion and solo instruments | soloists

Music of Whitacre & Pärt
Sat, May 16, 2015 – 2 pm
Sun, May 17, 2015 – 7 pm

Eric Whitacre: Lux Aurumque, Sleep, Water Night and more
Arvo Pärt: Morning Star, Cantate Domino, Solfeggio and more

Music by two composers who share a sensuous love of the human voice and a boundless gift of harmonic imagination!

115 singers | organ | piano


Messiah Sing-Along
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 – 7 pm

The annual Messiah Sing-Along packs the house every year! With orchestra on stage, Music Director Grant Gershon will conduct you and 2,199 other singers in this joyful sing-along. Hallelujah!

chamber orchestra | soloists | You’re the Chorus!

Artists, programs, dates and prices subject to change