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Men of the Los Angeles Master Chorale

About this Artist


country’s largest independent professional

chorus and one of Southern California’s most

vibrant cultural treasures. Hailed for its

powerful performances, technical precision,

and artistic daring, the Master Chorale is

led by Artistic Director Grant Gershon. It is

a founding resident company of The Music

Center and the choir-in-residence at Walt

Disney Concert Hall. Chorister positions are

highly sought-after and the professional

choir is a diverse and vocally dynamic group

showcasing the many voices of L.A.

Presenting its own concert series each

season, the Master Chorale performs

choral music from the earliest writings

to contemporary compositions, striking a

balance between innovation and tradition.

To date, the choir has commissioned 50

and premiered 99 new works, of which 69

were world premieres. It has been awarded

three ASCAP/Chorus America Awards for

Adventurous Programming as well as Chorus

America’s prestigious Margaret Hillis

Award for Choral Excellence.

Praised for its definitive performances,

the choir is also committed to recording the

choral repertoire. Its esteemed discography

includes seven recordings under Gershon,

the most recent being the national anthems/

the little match girl passion by David Lang on

Cantaloupe Records. Albums released under

former Music Director Paul Salamunovich

on RCM include the Grammy-nominated

Lauridsen-Lux Aeterna, a recording that

helped to secure that work’s place as a modern

masterpiece. The Master Chorale is also

featured with Gershon on the soundtracks

of many major motion pictures and is heard

beyond the concert hall via broadcasts on

Southern California’s Classical KUSC.