Los Angeles Chamber Singers & Cappella 20th Anniversary Concert at St. Cross Episcopal Church
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Rock out to the music of the '80s and '90s when 93.1 Jack FM brings together a stellar lineup for its annual concert blowout. In addition to the iconic Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, you'll also see Collective Soul, Billy Squier, Violent Femmes, Bow Wow Wow and Naked Eyes. Joan Jett has eight platinum and gold albums and nine Top 40 singles, including the classics "Bad Reputation," "I Love Rock 'N' Roll," "I Hate Myself For Loving You" and "Crimson and Clover." Collective Soul is defined by their catchy melodies and guitar-driven songs that dominated the Billboard charts throughout the '90s. Billy Squier became one of the first faces of MTV in the early '80s, starting with his video for "The Stroke." The party anthem rocketed to No. 3 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock chart, launching Squier's career into the stratosphere. The Violent Femmes got their big break when Chrissie Hynde asked them to open for a Pretenders show at the last minute. Their raw sound and honest lyrical perspective has since influenced such artists as Pink, Keith Urban, The Smiths, Nirvana, Lou Reed and John Cusack. Bow Wow Wow's smash track "I Want Candy" defined the early '80s, and the group appealed to pop and New Wave fans alike. British New Wave band Naked Eyes exploded into the Top 10 with their cover of the Burt Bacharach/Hal David tune "Always Something There to Remind Me" and have never stopped since. 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.