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Angeles Chorale

About this Artist

The Angeles Chorale  is a 100-voice, auditioned, professional-level, volunteer choir based in Los Angeles. For over 45 years, it has brought inspiring choral music experiences to the Los Angeles community.

Its mission is to engage, enrich, and inspire its audiences, singers, and a diverse community by performing great choral music with a passionate commitment to excellence and to increase access to and appreciation of choral music in greater Los Angeles.

Recent Angeles Chorale performance highlights include A John Williams Celebration with the LA Phil at Walt Disney Concert Hall, sold-out performances with Julie Andrews at the LA Phil’s Holiday Sing-Along, and Barbra Streisand’s Back to Brooklyn concert at the Hollywood Bowl. In 2014, the Chorale was featured with the LA Phil at the Hollywood Bowl in An Evening of Chinese Splendor and in 2015, the Angeles Chorale performed in Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy at the Microsoft Theater. 2015 also marked the release of An American Christmas, recorded live in concert and featuring works by Morten Lauridsen, Alfred Burt, and Randol Alan Bass. In the summer of 2018, the Chorale was featured in live concert performances of Final Fantasy XIV at the Dolby Theatre and in a Joe Hisaishi Symphonic Concert: Music from the Studio Ghibli Films of Hayao Miyazaki at the Microsoft Theater. 

The Angeles Chorale was founded in 1975 as the Valley Master Chorale by Bill and Ada Beth Lee under Bill Lee’s artistic direction. The Chorale merged with the Masterworks Chorale from Cal State Northridge in 1987 and performed under the baton of John Alexander for nine years; during this tenure, the name was changed to the Angeles Chorale. Upon his departure, Donald Neuen, Director of Choral Activities at UCLA, stepped to the podium and led the organization for the next 13 years, focusing on classical masterworks for chorus and orchestra. The Chorale’s 2021/22 concert season marks its twelfth under Artistic Director Dr. John Sutton.

The Angeles Chorale has performed with many fine orchestras and choral ensembles including the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Long Beach Symphony, Pasadena Symphony, and the American Youth Symphony.

For the past several years, the Angeles Chorale has worked with Immediate Music, Megatrax, and Two Steps from Hell, leasing libraries for movie previews and television commercials. Chorale voices can be heard in many Hollywood movie trailers, including Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Tangled, Meet the Parents: Little Fockers, and Prince of Persia.