The LOS ANGELES MASTER CHORALE is the 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.