About this Artist
Los Angeles Children’s Chorus (LACC), widely recognized for its agile bel canto sound and artistic excellence, has been lauded as “hauntingly beautiful” (Los Angeles Times), “astonishingly polished” (Performances Magazine), “extraordinary in its abilities” (Culture Spot LA), and “one of the world’s foremost children’s choirs” (Pasadena Star News).
Founded in 1986 and led by Artistic Director Fernando Malvar-Ruiz, who began his tenure in August 2018, LACC presents its own concerts and also 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 serves more than 400 children ages 6 to 18 from 50 communities across Southern California in seven choirs – Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, Mixed Voices Choir, Young Men’s Ensemble, Intermediate Choir, Apprentice Choir and Preparatory Choir – and a First Experiences in Singing program and First Experiences in Choral Singing Ensemble.
Recipient of Chorus America’s 2014 Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence, the nation’s highest choral honor, LACC has toured North and South America, Africa, China, Cuba, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and Europe.
The choir appears on John Williams’ latest recording, John Williams & Steven Spielberg: The Ultimate Collection, released in 2017, as well as the 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 four documentaries by Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Freida 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 the LACC-commissioned family opera Keepers of the Night; Sing China!, chronicling its groundbreaking tour to China prior to the Beijing Olympics; and Sing! Iceland, which will see its world premeire in June 2019.
LACC has performed with John Mayer on NBC’s The Tonight Show and was featured on PBS’s Great Performances, BBC Radio and Public Radio International’s nationally syndicated show From the Top, among other credits.