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St. Cross by-the-Sea Episcopal Church
1818 Monterey Boulevard Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
310-575-9790
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attended May 21 2010

I thoroughly enjoyed this performance. The quality of the Choral sound against the acoustics of the church made for a heavenly experience. The Los Angeles Chamber Singers & Cappella group is truly a high quality singing ensemble.

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http://www.lacs.org/

Quotes & Highlights

“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

Description

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

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Elizabethan madrigals

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.