After the tremendous success of last year's Opera Crawl, the Vocal Arts Conservatory is delighted to present a unique opportunity for our students to get involved inside, outside and around multiple levels of professional choral experiences - from beloved local ensembles to world-class Chorales. The Vocal Arts Conservatory is pleased to announce partnerships with the Los Angeles Master Chorale, the Citrus Singers, the UCLA Chamber Singers, and the Grammy-nominated ensemble Seraphic Fire. We will also be continuing our partnership with Los Angeles Opera, and students in the Chamber Singers and Chorale ensembles will have the opportunity to perform once again in LA Opera's annual Community Opera at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, conducted by world-famous music director, Maestro James Conlon.
First, on September 21st, Vocal Arts Students are invited to attend the dress rehearsal of the Los Angeles Master Chorale's Mozart Requiem. This will be the opening concert of the season, and our students will be able to witness a live dress rehearsal inside the world-famous Disney Concert Hall.
On December 9th, Vocal Arts families will be be invited to attend a performance of the Citrus Singers "Christmas Is" concert. Based out of Citrus College, the Citrus Singers are a prestigious 45-member touring ensemble, who, among other honors, have the distinction of being the only American choir to win the International Choral Festival in Spittal, Austria.
Looking ahead to the spring, on February 26th our Chamber Singers andChorale ensembles will be invited to UCLA to participate in a Master Clinic with Patrick Dupré Quigley, the Founder, Artistic Director and Conductor of Grammy-nominated vocal ensemble Seraphic Fire. Following the clinic, our VOC students and parents will be invited attend the free Seraphic Fire concert that evening.
On March 16th, the Vocal Arts Conservatory will present a joint Winter ChoralConcert with the UCLA Chamber Singers, led by our own Choral Director Ryan Brown, and three-time Grammy-nominated singer and conductor Dr. James K. Bass, UCLA Director of Choral Studies.
Finally, on March 22nd & 23rd, our Vocal Arts Conservatory Chamber Singers and Chorale will perform in the choral ensemble of LA Opera's Cathedral Project (this year's opera will be a world premier), their annual community opera presented downtown at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, and directed by world-famous Music Director Mo. James Conlon.