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About this Artist

Established in 2016, Tonality is an award-winning ensemble known for “open hearted singing” (Lauri’s List). Tonality’s most recent award is the 2020 Chorus America/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming, a prize given for commitment to singing and commissioning new works.

Tonality is led by founder and Artistic Director Alexander Lloyd Blake. Blake imagined Tonality as an ensemble that represents the diverse cultures and ethnicities within the Los Angeles area. Within a year of its forming, Tonality’s mission evolved to use their collective voices to present concerts on themes of social justice in hopes to act as a catalyst toward empathy and community activism. The group premiered its first album in 2019 titled Sing About It.

Tonality has collaborated with choral composers and film composers to create the works presented in concert, striving for diverse voices and perspectives within the composer community. Collaborators include Joe Trapanese, Roman Gianarthur, Gaayatri Kaundinya, Reena Esmail, Shawn Kirchner, Zanaida Robles, Moira Smiley, Alex Wurman. Tonality has performed with MacArthur Fellow Taylor Mac, Pete Townsend of The Who, pianist Lara Downes, and internationally acclaimed performer Björk.

Tonality Roster:

Alexander Blake

Kristen Simpson

Nathan Heldman

Isaac Viscoutsy

Hannah Yim

Sarah Tatman

Maura Phelps

Anthony Moreno

Arie Lugo

Carl Oser

Christopher Roney

Darrell Morris

David Morales

Gracie Laboy

Hannah Penzer

Hannah Lewis

Jonathan Byram

Kelci Hahn

Kimberly Dawson

Matthew Lewis

Meredith Pyle

Natalie Gonzalez

Rohan Ramanan

Saunder Choi

Tehillah Alphonso

Tonoccus McClain

Valerie Tambaoan