About this Artist
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 Grant Gershon, Kiki & David Gindler Artistic Director; Associate Artistic Director Jenny Wong; and Interim President & 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. The fully professional choir is a diverse and vocally dynamic group that reaches more than 175,000 people a year through its concert series at Walt Disney Concert Hall, international touring of innovative works, and performances with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and others.
The Chorale’s discography includes the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Deutsche Grammophon recording of Mahler’s Symphony No. 8, for which the Chorale won a Best Choral Performance Grammy Award with the National Children’s Chorus, Los Angeles Children’s Chorus, and Pacific Chorale. Under Gershon’s direction, the Chorale has released eight recordings, including Mysterium with violinist Anne Akiko Meyers on Avie Records and The Sacred Veil by Eric Whitacre on Signum Records. The Chorale is heard on the soundtracks of many major motion pictures, including Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and Jungle Cruise.
Throughout 2018 and 2019, the Chorale toured its production of Lagrime di San Pietro, directed by Peter Sellars, earning rave reviews across the globe: Süddeutsche Zeitung called the 2019 Salzburg Festival performance “painfully beautiful”; Sydney Morning Herald said, “Their voices soared to the heavens”; and London’s The Stage called Lagrime a “balm for the soul.” In the 2022/23 season, the Chorale performed its second collaboration with Sellars, Music to Accompany a Departure, which it takes to the 2023 Salzburg Festival before embarking on a wider tour.