Los Angeles Chamber Singers & Cappella 20th Anniversary Concert at St. Cross Episcopal Church
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A dazzling who's who of Hollywood and Broadway talent will come together for this special benefit concert at The Pasadena Playhouse to help raise money to assist with relief efforts in the Philippines following November's devastating typhoon. Performers donating their time and remarkable talents include Lea Thompson (Cabaret, NBC's Caroline in the City), Loretta Devine (Dreamgirls), Sam Harris (The Producers), Nicole Parker (Wicked), Gwen Stewart (Rent), Valerie Perri (Evita, Gypsy) and many more. Proceeds will support the American Red Cross' Typhoon Appeal and its efforts to assist overseas as the people of the Philippines begin to recover and rebuild. Please see the full event description for a complete list of scheduled performers. Learn More
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My husband and I had a great time at the concert. The location was so appropriate and lovely and the acoustics were perfect. The performance was stirring and inspiring. The vocalists are amazing and Mr. Rutenberg is so warm and a gentleman.
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- "Radiantly beautiful...warm and expressive." --Southern California Early Music News
- "A precision instrument...with big-voiced power, rhythmic security, and tonal beauty... A top-notch ensemble." --Early Music America
- "Precise singing, well-rounded sound and clear diction." --Pasadena Independent
- "A spirited and sensitive ensemble" with "cohesive... intelligent programming." --The Los Angeles Times
Orlandus Lassus Missa Bell' Amfitrit' altera a 8; Magnificat Octavi Toni a 6; Hodie Completi Sunt a 6
Giovanni Gabrieli Hodie Completi Sunt a 8
Thomas Tallis Loquebantur Variis Linguis a 7
Orlando Gibbons O Clap Your Hands a 8
Morley: Fire, Fire My Heart
Vautor: Sweet Suffolk Owl
Ward: Hope of My Heart
Weelkes: Hark, All Ye Lovely Saints Above
The Los Angeles Chamber Singers' spectacular season finale is a polychoral extravaganza celebrating the ensemble's first two decades. Lassus's brilliant Missa Bell' Amfitrit' altera (a parody mass on a now-lost model) is the centerpiece, with three motets on the theme of Pentecost by Lassus, Tallis and Gabrieli. In a brief trip down memory lane, we recall a selection of madrigals originally sung on our Debut Concert, which took place on 20 May 1990. Lassus wrote over 100 settings of the Magnificat during his life, and one favorite is the exquisitely-structured Magnificat Octavi Toni first performed on Cappella's Debut Concert in April 1993. We proudly spotlight our abundance of sensational singers in several solo ensembles throughout the program as well.