Angel City Chorale
ANGEL CITY CHORALE (“ACC”) reflects the spirit and diversity of Los Angeles in its membership, its music, and its outreach activities. Equally committed to good music and good deeds, ACC is dedicated to “Building Community One Song at a Time.” Renowned Artistic Director Sue Fink founded Angel City Chorale at the world-famous McCabe’s Guitar Shop in 1993 with 19 singers; ACC has now grown to over 160 talented and dedicated singers who are admitted by audition. ACC presents a broad and eclectic repertoire at exuberant, standing-room-only concerts. The group's mastery of a wide range of musical genres ? including classical, gospel, jazz, pop and world music ? has become its hallmark.
ACC has performed at venues throughout Los Angeles, including the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, the Kodak Theater, and the Nokia Theater at LA Live. The Chorale has appeared on national and local television, and worked with artists such as Stevie Wonder, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Luther Vandross, and Natasha Bedingfeld. A sampling of ACC’s work can be found on the group’s four commercially released CDs: Why Walk When You Can Fly, Gift of the Angels, A Chanukah Celebration, and The Road Home.
ACC has also taken its music and outreach program to international audiences. Most recently, ACC traveled to Cape Town, South Africa in August 2011 to perform concerts benefiting the Amy Biehl Foundation, an organization working to bring sports, arts, music, and education programs to the children of South Africa’s townships. The culmination of the trip was a concert at the Cape Town International Convention Centre in which ACC was joined on stage by fifty children from township schools that the foundation supports.
Central to ACC’s mission is its annual Holiday Tour of Hope program. Over the past 15 years, ACC has shared its holiday concert repertoire with over 30 organizations in Los Angeles, including soup kitchens, havens for the homeless, nursing homes, hospitals, Juvenile Hall, and sober living and domestic violence support facilities. In addition to the gift of music, ACC donates food, personal items, clothing, and supplies to these organizations.