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LOS ANGELES CHILDREN’S CHORUS (LACC) – lauded as “one of the world’s foremost children’s choirs” (Pasadena Star News), and described by critics as “hauntingly beautiful” (Los Angeles Times) and “astonishingly polished” (Performances Magazine) – is recognized throughout the country for its exceptional artistic quality and technical ability. Founded in 1986 and led by Artistic Director Anne Tomlinson since 1996, LACC performs with such leading organizations as LA Opera, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Los Angeles Master Chorale, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Pasadena Symphony and POPs, Calder Quartet, Jacaranda and MUSE/IQUE.
The chorus' roster includes more than 350 children ages 6-18 from 60 communities across Los Angeles in six choirs – Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, Young Men’s Ensemble, Intermediate Choir, Apprentice Choir and Preparatory Choir – and a program of “First Experiences in Singing” classes and ensemble for younger singers.
During LACC’s 27th season of “Confluence,” repertoire from many genres, traditions, periods and perspectives will come together. LACC appears with some of the country’s leading music organizations, among them Jacaranda, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles Master Chorale, MUSE/IQUE, Pasadena Symphony and POPs, and the Angeles Chorale, performing repertoire ranging from Tchaikovsky, Britten and Orff to the West Coast premieres of notable works by Nico Muhly and Sir Paul McCartney. Among the famed conductors working with the chorus this season are Grant Gershon, Bramwell Tovey and Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos.
LACC has toured North and South America, Africa, China, Australia and Europe, and produced the world-premiere of Keepers of the Night, an opera by Peter Ash and Donald Sturrock. The chorus appears on Los Angeles Master Chorale’s critically acclaimed Decca recording A Good Understanding, and Plácido Domingo’s Deutsche Grammophon recording Amore Infinito ("Infinite Love").
The subject of a trilogy of documentaries by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Freida Lee Mock, LACC is featured in the Academy Award-nominated Sing!, about a year in the life of the choir; Sing Opera!, documenting the production of Keepers of the Night; and Sing China!, chronicling its groundbreaking tour to China just prior to the 2008 Beijing Olympics. LACC has performed with John Mayer on NBC's “The Tonight Show” and was featured on Public Radio International's nationally syndicated show “From the Top.”