Los Angeles Master Chorale
LOS ANGELES MASTER CHORALE is widely recognized as the country’s leading professional choir and one of Southern California’s most vibrant cultural treasures. Hailed for its powerful performances, technical precision, and artistic daring, the Master Chorale is led by Artistic Director Grant Gershon and President and CEO Jean Davidson. Founded by legendary conductor Roger Wagner in 1964, it is a founding resident company of The Music Center and choir-in-residence at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Chorister positions are highly sought-after, and the fully professional choir is a diverse and vocally dynamic group showcasing the many voices of L.A.
Presenting its own concert series each season, the Los Angeles Master Chorale performs choral music from the earliest writings to contemporary compositions, striking a balance between innovation and tradition. It also frequently performs with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Hollywood Bowl. The Master Chorale has been awarded three ASCAP/Chorus America Awards for Adventurous Programming, as well as Chorus America’s prestigious Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence. In 2017, it was inducted into the American Classical Music Hall of Fame.
The Los Angeles Master Chorale is committed to community engagement and fostering music education in schools, and its education programs include Voices Within residencies that encourage students to write and perform their own songs, and an expansive Oratorio Project for high school students. The Master Chorale also presents an annual High School Choir Festival, which brings teenagers from around the Southland to perform in Walt Disney Concert Hall. Visit lamasterchorale.org