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Los Angeles Children's Chorus

Director: Anne Tomlinson

Los Angeles Children's Chorus

Now celebrating its 25th anniversary season, Los Angeles Children's Chorus under Artistic Director Anne Tomlinson is recognized throughout the country for its exceptional artistic quality and technical ability. Founded in Pasadena in 1986, LACC performs frequently with leading music ensembles including the LA Phil, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Los Angeles Master Chorale, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Calder Quartet and Pasadena Symphony. LACC also assists Los Angeles Opera by training and providing children for its opera productions that require children's chorus or child soloists.

During its most recent season, LACC welcomed LA Phil music director Gustavo Dudamel to Los Angeles as part of ˇBienvenido GUSTAVO! at the Hollywood Bowl; collaborated with contemporary music ensemble Jacaranda and the Pasadena POPS; took part in the LA Phil's West Coast, Left Coast festival and Green Umbrella series; performed and recorded with the Los Angeles Master Chorale and made its debut at the new Broad Stage in Santa Monica.

LACC's roster includes more than 350 children from 60 communities across Los Angeles in six choirs and one class for young singers, First Experiences in Singing. Its newest choral ensemble, the Young Men's Ensemble, accommodates young male singers with changing voices. LACC's intensive training program includes weekly or twice weekly rehearsals, individual vocal coaching and comprehensive musicianship classes/p>

LACC has toured Brazil, Great Britain, Italy, Australia, Germany, Austria, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Poland, as well as many parts of the United States and Canada. In 2008, Concert Choir performed at the China International Arts Celebration for Young People during its tour to China prior to the Beijing summer Olympics. In 2010, Concert Choir toured Finland, Estonia and Sweden.

Among its numerous accomplishments, LACC produced a commissioned world-premiere opera, Keepers of the Night, by composer Peter Ash and librettist Donald Sturrock in 2007 and appears on "Amore Infinito" ("Infinite Love"), a Deutsche Grammophon CD of songs based on poems by the late Pope John Paul II and performed by Placido Domingo, which was released worldwide in March 2009.

LACC is featured in the Academy Award-nominated documentary, "Sing!" and sequel documentary "Sing Opera!" by award-winning Santa Monica filmmakers Freida Lee Mock and Jessica Sanders. "Sing!" chronicles a year in the life of the choir and is shown frequently on PBS stations nationwide. A third LACC documentary by Freida Lee Mock, "Sing China!" was released in 2010.

Discography

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Los Angeles Children's Chorus : 20 Years of Artistry : 00  1 CD : Anne Tomlinson : 

Los Angeles Children's Chorus : 20 Years of Artistry

Review: This recording celebrates two decades of educating, developing and inspiring musically talented children and helping them attain the highest level of choral artistry. Building upon a tradition of excellence this top-notch choir provides a comprehensive music education and performance program for children from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds. This CD represents repertoire that choristers have learned and performed throughout the 20 years and clearly demonstrate that their reputation for excellence is well deserved.

Songlist: Jubilant The Music , Pie Jesu, Jazz-Man, Path To The Moon , Laudemus, Non Nobis Domine, Mayim, Mayim, Schmuckt Das Frohe Fest Mit Maien , Yo Le Canto Todo El Dia , This Christmas Tide, Carol Of The Bels, The Psalm From El Nino, Cantique De Jean Racine, Noel Des Enfants Qui N'ont Plus De MAison , Dana Nobis Pacem / GIve Us Peace, Song For Mira , It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing), Sound Of The Trumpet, La Fiera De Mast' Andereat

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8550c | 00 1 CD | $15.95 | Some a cappella Mixed Childrens Choirs


Los Angeles Children's Chorus : Future Sounds, Past Inspirations

Review: The Los Angeles Children's Chorus, serving children from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds, providing them with a comprehensive music education and performance program. The Concert Choir, for instance, has performed with the LA Philharmonic, the LA Master Chorale and LA Chamber Orchestra, and at the Hollywood Bowl. Touring is an important part of the program, the choir has toured throughout Europe, Australia, and North America in previous seasons. "Future" includes highlights from the 2002-03 season, which focused on contemporary repertoire and techniques, as well as cherished traditional songs. 19 songs, with some accompaniment, divided into 3 sections, "Future Sounds," which includes John Adams' eclectic "The Palm from El Nino," and Pekka Kostianinen's difficult, striking "Revontulet;" "Past Inspirations," which includes Jacob Handl's lovely "Congratulamini Mihi Omnes," George F. Handl's "Sing With Pleasure," Randall Thompson's sweet "Echo From Two Childhood Songs" and "Away From The Roll of the Sea," by Allister MacGillivrey; and "In Celebration Of The Holidays," which includes Bach's soaring "O Jesulein Suss," Britten's "Deo Gratias," W.H. Perry's "To Bethlehem" and the traditional "Riu, Riu, Chiu." This is one of the finest young choruses in the world, effortlessly singing a difficult, well-chosen repertoire.

Songlist: Psalm 150 (Sir David Willcocks), The Palm from El Nino (John Adams), Aglepta (Arne Mellnas), Revontulet (Pekka Kostianinen), Past Inspirations:, Congratulamini Mihi Omnes (Jacob Handl), Laudamus te (Antonio Vivaldi), Sing With Pleasure (George F. Handel), Echo from Two Childhood Songs (Randall Thompson), L'ete (Ruth Watson Henderson), Away from the Rolls of the Sea (Allister MacGilivrey), In Celbration of the Holidays:, Mi Ze Hidlick (arr. Valerie Shields), Tryley, Trylow (Mark Sirett), O Jesulein Suss (J. S. Bach), Deo Gratias (Benjamin Britten), Nino Lindo (arr. Ruth Boshkoff), To Bethlehem (W.H. Perry), Riu, Riu, Chiu (arr. Tomlinson), In Memoriam for Janice Burgoyne, Think on Me (Mary Queen of Scots)

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7088c | 00 1 CD | $15.98 | Primarily a cappella Mixed Childrens Choirs


Los Angeles Children's Chorus : Sing! : 00  1 CD : Anne Tomlinson : 

Los Angeles Children's Chorus : Sing!

Review: The world-renowned LACC consists of 200 children from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds in four choirs who sing a repertoire varying from classical works to art songs, folk songs and spirituals, and new compositions commissioned by the Chorus. "Fifteen Years" includes live highlights from the 2000-01 Fifteenth Anniversary season. 18 songs, some accompanied," divided into four categories: "Songs of the World" includes Malcolm Dalglish's wonderful "Sail Away," Enrique Feliu's "Ciclo Carol Infanti" and the traditional Mexican "Las Amarillas;" "Songs for the Holidays," which includes the rousing "S'vivon," Jester Hairston's calypso carol "Mary's Little Boy Child" and Britten's "This Little Babe;" Songs of the Oldest Art," including Handl's "Art Thou Troubled?" (from Rodelinda) and Bach's "Ich Jauchze;" and "Songs of the Newest Skill," which include Paul Gibson's masterful "Alice Through A Looking Glass" Suite, "The Walrus and the Carpenter," "Beneath A Sunny Sky" and "The Jabberwocky." An excellent "Best-Of" live CD from one of the best childrens choruses in the world!

Songlist: Sail Away , Nodle Kangbyon , Le Grillon , Ciclo Carol Infanti , Las Amarillas, S'vivon, Mary's Little Boy Child, Here We Come A-Wassailing, The Star Carol , This Little Babe , Wiegenlied, Songs of the Oldest Art..., Art Thou Troubled? from Rodelinda , Ich Jauchze, Cantique de Jean Racine , Songs of the Newest Skill..., Cantate Domino, Suite: Alice Through A Looking Glass, The Walrus and the Carpenter, Beneath A Sunny Sky, The Jabberwocky

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7089c | 00 1 CD | $15.98 | Primarily a cappella Mixed Childrens Choirs


Los Angeles Children's Chorus : Soundscapes    onsale

Review: Founded in 1986, LACC has over 240 choristers in 5 choirs: Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, Intermediate, Apprentice and Preparatory Choirs. Their repertoire includes classical works, gospel, spiritual and folk songs, jazz pieces and pieces commissioned for the Chorus. They have sung with the LA Philharmonic, LA Master Chorale, LA Chamber Orchestra and LA Opera, and have toured extensively in the US, Canada, Europe and South America. This collection of 19 songs features all but the Preparatory Choir variously in 4 "Sounds of" groups: "Joy and Love," "Many Lands and People," "Praise" and "Celebrations." Monteverdi's "Chioma d'oro," the Israeli folksong "Dodi-Li," the French folksong "Une Poule Blanc," Bencini's "Alleluia, Ascendit Deus," the spiritual "My Lord, What a Morning," Bach's "Bereite dich, Zion," and Debussy's "Noel des enfants" are among many favorites. "Soundscapes" is a poised, masterful collection by one of America's finest childrens' choruses. All songs are accompanied, at least lightly.

Songlist: Sound the Trumpet (Henry Purcell), Chioma d'oro (Claudio Monteverdi), El Desdichado (Camille Saint Saens), Dodi-Li (Israeli folksong, arr. Raso), Revontulet (Pekka Kostianen), The Loving Mother (Dimitri Shostakovich), Une Poule Blanche (French Folksong), Un Canadien Errant (French-Canadian folksong), Allein Gott (German Chorale, Decius), Alleluia, Ascendit Deus (Pietro Bencini), Lift Thine Eyes (Felix Mendelssohn), Canticle to the Spirit (Eleanor Daley) , Each Life That Touches Ours (Paul Gibson), My Lord, What a Morning (Spiritual), Long Ago in Bethlehem (Moravian Carol), Tyrley, Tyrlow (Mark Sirett), Bereite dich, Zion (J.S. Bach), Noel des enfants (Claude Debussy), Christ is Here (Ruth Watson Henderson)

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7687c | 00 1 CD | $4.95 | Some a cappella Mixed Childrens Choirs


Los Angeles Children's Chorus : Voices Raised in Song : 00  1 CD : Anne Tomlinson / Mandy Brigham / Stephanie Naifeh : 

Los Angeles Children's Chorus : Voices Raised in Song

Review: The latest release from this wonderful children's choir includes the highlights from their 2005-05 season, their most successful season to date. Under the direction of Anne Tomlinson the choir continues to grow and has developed into one's of the nation's finest. The recording features some choral classics such as "Come Ye Makers of Song" and Vivaldi's " Domine Deus, Agnus Dei", some folksongs and a nice selection of Christmas carols from around the world.

Songlist: Come, Ye Makers Of Song, Domine Deus, Agnus Dei, We Will Sing Joy, Dona Nobis Pocem Give Us Peace, Agnus Dei , Mi'kmaq Honour Song, Seligkeit, Au Bord De L'eau, The Cloths Of Heaven, The Loving Mother, Samba Do Aviao, A Lo Claire Fontaone, The Handsome Butcher, Hine Ma Tov, Personet Hodie, Bring A Torch, Jeanette, Isabella, The Cuckoo Carol, Frobisher Bay, Bashana Habo-ah, The Virgin Baby Boy, He Came Down

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8452c | 00 1 CD | $15.98 | Some a cappella Mixed Childrens Choirs


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