17 Jul 2017
585 East Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91101
Pasadena Presbyterian Church
Los Angeles Children's Chorus
Dr. Steven Kronauer, Anne Tomlinson
Los Angeles Children's Chorus Summer Schedule Includes Two International Tours and Free Send-Off Concert
Young Men’s Ensemble Is Currently in Southern Hemisphere on 14-Day Tour to Australia and New Zealand; Concert Choir Launches 7-Day Tour to British Columbia in July with Free Send-Off Concert Monday, July 17, 2017, 7 PM, at Pasadena Presbyterian Church
Los Angeles Children’s Chorus (LACC) continues to expand its global reach with two of its leading choirs touring this summer to Australia, New Zealand and British Columbia. The Young Men’s Ensemble (YME), under the director of Dr. Steven Kronauer, is currently in the Southern Hemisphere on a 14-day tour of Australia and New Zealand from June 18 – July 1, 2017. Additionally, the Concert Choir, led by LACC Artistic Director Anne Tomlinson, shares its stellar artistry and distinctive bel canto sound with audiences in British Columbia on a seven-day Canadian tour July 19-25, 2017. The Concert Choir launches its tour with a free send-off concert Monday, July 17, 7 pm, at Pasadena Presbyterian Church.
“Los Angeles Children’s Chorus has a long and illustrious history of touring,” says Tomlinson. “It provides a vital opportunity for our choristers to transcend borders and language through their music, enabling the children to connect with other people and experience different cultures in a positive and powerful way.”
Highlights of YME’s tour include a joint performance with the Australian Boys Choir on June 21, in Melburne; concerts on June 23, at Nagle College and St. Mary’s Church in Bairnsdale; a workshop with Gondwana Young Men’s Choir on June 25, in Sydney; and concerts in two Sydney suburbs – June 26, at St. Luke’s Anglican Church in Mosman, and June 27, at the Starlight Room in Randwick. In New Zealand, YME participates in two special events on June 30 – a musical and cultural exchange at Rotorua Primary School in Rotorua, noted for its Maori culture and geothermal activity, as well as a workshop and joint concert with Hamilton Boys High School Choir on June 30, in Hamilton. Young Men’s Ensemble is one of only a few choirs in the country to serve young male vocalists with changing voices and is designed to bridge the gap between treble and young men’s choral singing.
The Concert Choir’s British Columbia tour features a joint performance with the Richmond Youth Honor Choir on July 21, at Peace Mennonite Church in Richmond; an appearance at the 39 Days of July Festival on July 22, in Duncan; and a performance July 24, at Christ Church Cathedral in Victoria. The Concert Choir regularly appears in Southern California with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Los Angeles Master Chorale and LA Opera and has made numerous recordings and television and radio appearances.
Seating for the free “send off” concert on July 17 is on a first come first served basis. Pasadena Presbyterian Church, located at 585 East Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena, California 91101. For information on Los Angeles Children's Chorus, please call (626) 793-4231 or visit www.lachildrenschorus.org.