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Los Angeles Master Chorale

The Los Angeles Master Chorale is “the finest-by-far major chorus in America” (Los Angeles Times), which turns “precision into wonder” (The New Yorker). Hailed for its powerful performances, technical precision, and artistic daring, the Chorale is led by Artistic Director Grant Gershon, Associate Artistic Director Jenny Wong, and Interim President and CEO Terry Knowles. Reena Esmail is Swan Family Artist in Residence. Created by legendary conductor Roger Wagner in 1964, the Chorale is a founding resident company of the Music Center, and Choir in Residence at Walt Disney Concert Hall.

*Programming and artists subject to change, please refer to the participating organization’s calendar listing for the most up-to-date program.

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Photo by Jamie Pham

Performance Times

Sunday November 19th, 7:00PM

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LUX: The Music of Morten Lauridsen & Billy Childs

The spellbindingly rapturous work by Morten Lauridsen paired with a world premiere by celebrated jazz pianist and composer Billy Childs.


Morten Lauridsen

IN THE ARMS OF THE BELOVED (world premiere)
Billy Childs

Program Notes

Where there is darkness, we seek to illuminate the spirit with eternal light. In Lux Aeterna (Eternal Light), the spellbindingly rapturous work premiered by the Los Angeles Master Chorale in 1997, Lauridsen created a rich and intensely moving work that sparked a renaissance of choral music throughout the world. Paired with this masterpiece will be a world premiere by Billy Childs—one of the world’s most celebrated jazz pianists—reuniting the Chorale and brilliant violin virtuoso Anne Akiko Meyers with the Billy Childs Jazz/Chamber Ensemble and The Lyris Quartet.

Grant Gershon, conductor
Jenny Wong, conductor
Anne Akiko Meyers, violin
Billy Childs Jazz/Chamber Ensemble and The Lyris Quartet
62 singers, chamber orchestra

Saturday, November 18 at 1pm
Sunday, November 19 at 6pm
With KUSC Radio Host Alan Chapman, Grant Gershon, Jenny Wong and Billy Childs.