March 14, 1985
The Orange County Master Chorale has received a $50,000 grant from the James Irvine Foundation. The grant, which extends over three years, will provide the group with money to develop a professional management staff. "With this funding as a significant beginning, we will be able to embark on a new era of professional business management and free our musicians to focus on more ambitious heights for all our audiences," said Maurice Allard, music director of the 115-member chorale.
June 15, 1986
The management of the Los Angeles Master Chorale Assn. has a lot of nerve using reviews from last month's Carnegie Hall concert and Roger Wagner's valedictory "Missa Solemnis" performance in April in their to entice subscribers for the Chorale's next season (See Page 55). Not only will there be a new music director--and hence, no doubt, a different "sound"--but that music director has decided to include in next year's roster only about half of the singers chosen by Wagner for these and the other highly successful concerts in the 1985-86 season just ended.
September 29, 1992 |
The Pacific Chorale celebrated its silver anniversary on Sunday by throwing a party for supporters of the arts in Orange County. About 200 guests attended the 25th Anniversary Awards Dinner at the Four Seasons Hotel in Newport Beach. The $150-per-person black tie gala netted a welcome anniversary present for the chorale: $15,000 in proceeds.
May 8, 1985 |
In this county of late-blooming arts organizations, the Orange County Master Chorale is, relatively speaking, an old-timer. OK, there are some truly venerable cultural institutions in Orange County, particularly the Laguna Beach Museum of Art and Laguna Moulton Playhouse, both dating back to at least the early 1920s.
December 17, 1992 |
Members of the Master Chorale of Orange County spread holiday cheer Sunday at their "Echoes of Christmas" concert and post-performance party. About 130 guests turned up at the Westin South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa to give a champagne toast to chorale members who sang Christmas classics at the Orange County Performing Arts Center.
May 18, 1991
The Pacific Chorale has announced a three-concert 1991-92 season at the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa. Music director John Alexander will conduct programs at 8 p.m. * Oct. 26: Haydn's "Mass in Time of War," Lukas Foss' De Profundis, Dvorak's "Heirs of the White Mountain." * Dec. 14: Mack Wilberg's "Tres Cantus Laudendi," settings of the Ave Maria by Franz Biebl and Gustav Holst, Ariel Ramirez's "Gloria Dios," seasonal carols for choir and brass.
February 5, 1988 |
The Los Angeles Master Chorale has canceled the remaining concerts in its first outreach series at the Japan America Theatre in Los Angeles and at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Newport Beach. "It was an experimental program . . . and we were disappointed with audience response in both places," Robert Willoughby Jones, executive director of the chorale, said Thursday. "We were having audiences of about 300 in both places, and economically that was really not enough to sustain the series."
June 15, 2003 |
In a blur of joyfully sung alleluias and spoken thanks, the Los Angeles Master Chorale bade farewell to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at a gala celebration that had music lovers looking back on 39 seasons even as they looked forward to the group's move into the Walt Disney Concert Hall.
January 21, 1997 |
The latest concert of the Los Angeles Master Chorale--Sunday night at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion--was just about as routine as celebrations come. The Master Chorale is a well-oiled machine these days under Paul Salamunovich--it never sings badly. But under the workaday leadership of guest conductor David Hayes, artistic director of the Philadelphia Singers, the chorale could only do so much with a lengthy Baroque agenda dedicated to festive music.