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October 6, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
John Curry, former world and Olympic ice skating champion, is dying of AIDS and has returned to Britain to be with his family, a press report said.
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October 6, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
John Curry, former world and Olympic ice skating champion, is dying of AIDS and has returned to Britain to be with his family, a press report said. Quoted in the London Mail on Sunday, Curry said he has known since December of 1987 that he was HIV positive and that he developed AIDS in the summer of last year.
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January 24, 1985 | Associated Press
A spokesman for Agriculture Secretary John Block said today that all financial ties between Block and his financially troubled business partner, Illinois farmer John Curry, are being severed. Curry has said he would seek bankruptcy protection after a judge appointed a receiver Tuesday to take over all of Curry's farm assets in Iowa. "The partnership is in the process of being dissolved, but I can't comment further" until the legal process is over, said John Ochs, Block's press secretary.
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February 1, 1991 | JOHN HENKEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The search took over a year, and brought up names from across the United States and Europe. But in the end, the Los Angeles Master Chorale turned to its roots for a new music director, naming Paul Salamunovich to the post. "I'm sort of like the prodigal son, come back," Salamunovich said Thursday just before a press conference at the Music Center where he was publicly introduced. "My choral heritage is this group."
ENTERTAINMENT
December 19, 1988 | BRUCE BURROUGHS
"This isn't a concert," confided a cheery John Currie to the audience Saturday afternoon at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, "it's a party." "Bah, humbug!" thought some skeptics, clearly seeing the Los Angeles Master Chorale, members of its Sinfonia Orchestra, the Los Angeles Children's Chorus and a grand piano crowded onstage behind the conductor. But "Christmas With John Currie," designed to dismantle barriers, uplift, even educate, indeed went beyond customary concert format.
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September 19, 1985 | DANIEL CARIAGA, Times Music Writer
John Currie, for 17 years conductor of the Scottish National Orchestra Chorus and since 1983 music director of the Edinburgh Festival Chorus, has been appointed conductor of the Los Angeles Master Chorale. Currie, 51, will succeed Roger Wagner, who, with the late Z. Wayne Griffin and the Los Angeles Junior Chamber of Commerce, founded the Master Chorale in 1964.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 21, 1988 | CHRIS PASLES
Bach's "St. Matthew" Passion became a kind of endurance test as interpreted by John Currie and the Los Angeles Master Chorale and Sinfonia at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on Saturday. Bowing in the direction of authenticity, Currie conducted reduced vocal forces--two choirs of 19 and 18 singers, respectively--and two orchestras, numbering 13 and 15 instrumentalists. But, for all that, he did not make contrapuntal lines necessarily clearer, better balanced or more expressive.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 10, 1986 | MARTIN BERNHEIMER, Times Music Critic
It wasn't just another performance of the Verdi Requiem Saturday night at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. It certainly wasn't just another concert by the Los Angeles Master Chorale and its adjunct, the so-called Sinfonia Orchestra. It wasn't even the Master Chorale and Sinfonia as we have known them lo these many years. This was the inaugural concert of a new regime. Goodby, Roger Wagner. Hello, John Currie.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 13, 1990 | JOHN HENKEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The 27th season of the Los Angeles Master Chorale opens tonight with Beethoven's Missa Solemnis. A challenging monument to hope and transcendence, shot through with fears and intimations of war, Beethoven's Mass will be sung tonight in a world on the brink of battle--and by a chorus at a crossroads. The season will be John Currie's last as music director.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 1, 1991 | JOHN HENKEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The search took over a year, and brought up names from across the United States and Europe. But in the end, the Los Angeles Master Chorale turned to its roots for a new music director, naming Paul Salamunovich to the post. "I'm sort of like the prodigal son, come back," Salamunovich said Thursday just before a press conference at the Music Center where he was publicly introduced. "My choral heritage is this group."
ENTERTAINMENT
October 13, 1990 | JOHN HENKEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The 27th season of the Los Angeles Master Chorale opens tonight with Beethoven's Missa Solemnis. A challenging monument to hope and transcendence, shot through with fears and intimations of war, Beethoven's Mass will be sung tonight in a world on the brink of battle--and by a chorus at a crossroads. The season will be John Currie's last as music director.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 19, 1989 | JOHN HENKEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Wanted: Music Director of the Los Angeles Master Chorale and Sinfonia. Pays $100,000 a year. The job ad ran 38 fine-print lines in the Daily Variety classifieds, less than four weeks before the opening concert of the 26th Master Chorale season. There is a catch, of course. The position is already filled. Veteran Scottish chorus master and conductor John Currie was appointed in 1985, following the much debated retirement/ouster of Master Chorale founder Roger Wagner.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 19, 1988 | BRUCE BURROUGHS
"This isn't a concert," confided a cheery John Currie to the audience Saturday afternoon at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, "it's a party." "Bah, humbug!" thought some skeptics, clearly seeing the Los Angeles Master Chorale, members of its Sinfonia Orchestra, the Los Angeles Children's Chorus and a grand piano crowded onstage behind the conductor. But "Christmas With John Currie," designed to dismantle barriers, uplift, even educate, indeed went beyond customary concert format.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 21, 1988 | CHRIS PASLES
Bach's "St. Matthew" Passion became a kind of endurance test as interpreted by John Currie and the Los Angeles Master Chorale and Sinfonia at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on Saturday. Bowing in the direction of authenticity, Currie conducted reduced vocal forces--two choirs of 19 and 18 singers, respectively--and two orchestras, numbering 13 and 15 instrumentalists. But, for all that, he did not make contrapuntal lines necessarily clearer, better balanced or more expressive.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 10, 1986 | MARTIN BERNHEIMER, Times Music Critic
It wasn't just another performance of the Verdi Requiem Saturday night at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. It certainly wasn't just another concert by the Los Angeles Master Chorale and its adjunct, the so-called Sinfonia Orchestra. It wasn't even the Master Chorale and Sinfonia as we have known them lo these many years. This was the inaugural concert of a new regime. Goodby, Roger Wagner. Hello, John Currie.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 19, 1985 | DANIEL CARIAGA, Times Music Writer
John Currie, for 17 years conductor of the Scottish National Orchestra Chorus and since 1983 music director of the Edinburgh Festival Chorus, has been appointed conductor of the Los Angeles Master Chorale. Currie, 51, will succeed Roger Wagner, who, with the late Z. Wayne Griffin and the Los Angeles Junior Chamber of Commerce, founded the Master Chorale in 1964.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 19, 1989 | JOHN HENKEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Wanted: Music Director of the Los Angeles Master Chorale and Sinfonia. Pays $100,000 a year. The job ad ran 38 fine-print lines in the Daily Variety classifieds, less than four weeks before the opening concert of the 26th Master Chorale season. There is a catch, of course. The position is already filled. Veteran Scottish chorus master and conductor John Currie was appointed in 1985, following the much debated retirement/ouster of Master Chorale founder Roger Wagner.
NEWS
January 24, 1985 | Associated Press
A spokesman for Agriculture Secretary John Block said today that all financial ties between Block and his financially troubled business partner, Illinois farmer John Curry, are being severed. Curry has said he would seek bankruptcy protection after a judge appointed a receiver Tuesday to take over all of Curry's farm assets in Iowa. "The partnership is in the process of being dissolved, but I can't comment further" until the legal process is over, said John Ochs, Block's press secretary.
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