A Selective Guide to the Arts in Los Angeles

Don’t miss the Sunday evening concert by the Los Angeles Master Chorale as they present “French Connections,” a program of all-French a cappella works across the ages.   For me, this concert will be one of the highlights of the season, and I cannot imagine a better venue than Disney Hall for this extraordinary music.

Director Grant Gershon is no stranger to the subtleties of French repertoire; before assuming his post at the LA Master Chorale 10 years ago, he had for several years performed in the opera houses and on the festival stages of France.  What a treat it will be to hear this exquisite music through the experience Gershon brings to Disney Hall.

The program includes selections from the Renaissance through the 20th century:

Maurice Duruflé:  Four Motets on Gregorian Themes

Ubi caritas (Where charity and love are, there is God)

Tota pulchra es (You are all-beautiful)

Tu es Petrus (You are Peter)

Tantum ergo (hymn, Pange lingua, attributed to Thomas Aquinas)

Josquin des Prez:  Missa Beata Virgine

Kyrie, Gloria, Credo, Sanctus, Agnus Dei

Janequin:  16th-century French Chansons

Maurice Ravel:  Trois Chansons


Trois beaux oiseaux du paradis


Sunday, Nov. 7, 7 p.m.

Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles
Tickets: $19 – $124; for information, call (213) 972-7282.
Student rush seats available at box office two hours before the performance.

(The box office is only open on concert days during the two hours prior to the performance.)

For an extensive calendar of upcoming music events, large and small, happening all around Southern California, see Jim Eninger’s Clickable Chamber Music Newsletter.