Extra concert with Los Angeles Children’s Chorus LACC July 2 at 8 pm.
Los Angeles Children’s Chorus LACC, widely recognized for its agile bel canto sound and artistic excellence, has been lauded as “hauntingly beautiful” (Los Angeles Times), “astonishingly polished” (Performances Magazine), “extraordinary in its abilities” (Culture Spot LA), and “one of the world’s foremost children’s choirs” (Pasadena Star News).
Founded in 1986 and led by Artistic Director Anne Tomlinson since 1996, Los Angeles Children’s Chorus (LACC) presents its own concerts and also performs with such leading organizations as LA Opera, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Los Angeles Master Chorale, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Pasadena Symphony and POPS.
LACC, recipient of Chorus America’s 2014 Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence, the nation’s highest choral honor, has toured North and South America, Africa, China, Cuba, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and Europe. The Hallgrímskirkja Friends of the Arts Society is proud to host this great choir in an extra concert at the International Organ Summer 2018. The Hallgrimskirkja Youth Ensemble (cond. Ása Valgerður Sigurðardóttir) will also perform 2 songs together with the LACC.
Anne Tomlinson has served as the Artistic Director of Los Angeles Children’s Chorus since 1996, overseeing the educational and artistic development of the Chorus and conducting LACC’s renowned Concert Choir and Chamber Singers. She is also Children’s Chorus Mistress for LA Opera. Tomlinson is a frequent guest conductor and presenter at symposia, workshops and festivals nationally and internationally.
She has received many Awards for her outstanding work as teacher and conductor. Tomlinson is stepping down from Los Angeles Children’s Chorus 2018, after 22 years of leading the organization to unprecedented growth and artistic excellence.
“When it comes to purity of tone, hauntingly beautiful timbre and the ability to transport listeners to a kind of aural nirvana, the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus occupies a special place in LA’s musical life.” – Los Angeles Times
“The Los Angeles Children’s Chorus is impeccably prepared, absolutely committed and fun to work with. It’s the best children’s chorus I have ever heard.”- Esa-Pekka Salonen, composer
“It’s a wonderful, wonderful chorus… they sing so well and bring happiness and something beautiful to the opera.”- Placido Domingo, LA Opera General Director
“In all collaboration the children’s chorus was outstanding… their professionalism, high level of character and personality and depth of preparation.” – Kent Nagano
Admission: ISK 2500- free admission for children. Ticket sale at the entrance one hour before the concert and online on midi.is.
Los Angeles Children’s Chorus
Concert Choir Touring Ensemble – Repertoire Iceland/Norway 2018
Jesus bleibet Meine Freude from Cantata #147) J.S. Bach
Even When He is Silent A. Arnesen
Ubi Caritas O. Gjeilo
Gloria Tibi from MASS L. Bernstein
L’dor vador M. Finkelstein
Come Ye Makers of Song R.W. Henderson
Come Let’s Be Merry J. Mulholland
Noel des enfants C. Debussy
Breathe in Hope D. Trumbore
Varen E. Grieg
Lok E. Grieg
On suuri sun rantas autius Kansansavelma/Hyokki
To Music arr. B Bertaux
Sail Away arr. M. Daglish
It don’t mean a thing D. Ellington
Blue Skies Irvine Berlin
America from West Side Story L. Bernstein
Here’s to Song A. McGillivray
Icelandic and Norwegian Premieres
Work by Daniel Bjarnason – Work by Therese Ulvo