Eric Whitacre with Grant Gershon
Los Angeles Master Chorale to be inducted into American Classical Music Hall of Fame12:16, 22nd June 2017
The Los Angeles Master Chorale will be inducted into the American Classical Music Hall of Fame on 22 June during its Lux Aeterna 20th anniversary celebration concert.
Catherine Dehoney, CEO of Chorus America, will present the Hall of Fame medallion to Los Angeles Master Chorale artistic director Grant Gershon and president and CEO Jean Davidson at the ensemble’s home, the Walt Disney Concert Hall.
Founded in 1996, the American Classical Music Hall of Fame seeks to build and sustain enthusiasm for classical music in America by celebrating examples of excellence. Over 100 ensembles and artists have been inducted to date, and the Chorale joins the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Cleveland Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and Handel and Haydn Society in the ensembles category.
‘It is an honor for the Master Chorale to accept this recognition, and it is fitting that our induction will be made during the last of our three concerts celebrating the 20th anniversary of Morten Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna on a concert programme filled with Los Angeles composers,’ said artistic director Grant Gershon.
Members of the public are invited to celebrate the honour at the Master Chorale’s inaugural Big Sing LA event at 1pm on 24 June in Grand Park.