Los Angeles Master Chorale
Grant Gershon artistic director
Giving a voice to Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Los Angeles Master Chorale is led by artistic director Grant Gershon. Proclaimed “the nation’s most pioneering major chorus” (Los Angeles Times), it has also been hailed as “inspired” (The New York Times), “magnificent” (Chicago Tribune) and “a superb vocal ensemble” (The New York Observer). The Chorale is currently in its 53rd season as a resident company of The Music Center of Los Angeles County and its 14th as the resident chorus at Disney Hall. Presenting its own concert series each season, it performs choral music from the earliest to the most contemporary compositions. The choir has commissioned 54 and premiered 99 new works, of which 67 were world premieres, and has been awarded three ASCAP/Chorus America Awards for Adventurous Programming as well as Chorus America’s prestigious Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence. The Chorale has performed in more than 500 concerts with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at both Disney Hall and the Hollywood Bowl and has toured with the orchestra to Europe and New York City. It has also appeared at the Great Performers series at Lincoln Center, the Ravinia and Ojai Music festivals and the Overture Center in Madison, Wisconsin, as well as in leading venues throughout the Southland. Its discography includes six commercial albums under Gershon’s baton, including David Lang’s the national anthems/the little match girl passion released in 2016 on Cantaloupe Music. The Chorale previously released three albums under former Music Director Paul Salamunovich on RCM, including the Grammy-nominated Lauridsen: Lux Aeterna. The Chorale is also featured with Gershon on the soundtracks of such major motion pictures as Lady in the Water and License to Wed. Serving more than 30,000 audience members of all ages annually, the Los Angeles Master Chorale also provides education outreach to some 9,000 students each year.