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March 18, 1989
Given the prominence of John Dart's article on the Jesus Seminar ("Jesus Didn't Promise to Return, Bible Scholar Group Says," Part I, March 5), you obviously think their findings constitute an earth-shattering revelation (pardon my apocalyptic language). Dart tells us that 28 out of 30 "academically mainstream" and "very careful" scholars decided that Jesus never said he would come again. So what?
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March 18, 1989
Given the prominence of John Dart's article on the Jesus Seminar ("Jesus Didn't Promise to Return, Bible Scholar Group Says," Part I, March 5), you obviously think their findings constitute an earth-shattering revelation (pardon my apocalyptic language). Dart tells us that 28 out of 30 "academically mainstream" and "very careful" scholars decided that Jesus never said he would come again. So what?
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March 23, 1987 | CHRIS PASLES
Robert Willoughby Jones led members of the Los Angeles Master Chorale, Sinfonia Orchestra and guest soloists in a lively, partially staged production of Gilbert and Sullivan's "The Gondoliers" on Saturday at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Costumes, particularly for the principals, were lavish and bright. Staging, thanks to Alistair Donkin, a former member of the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company, was fluid and clever, if occasionally marred by distracting side business.
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February 5, 1988 | CHRIS PASLES
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."
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December 1, 1985
I take tremendous umbrage with several implications made in Donna Perlmutter's article regarding the quality and competency of "contenders," myself included, for the position of Director, Los Angeles Master Chorale. If, as she stated, the Board was not satisfied with the other candidates, why was I approached by the Chorale Board and Search Committee in October of 1984 and requested to consider assuming the Directorship of the Master Chorale for the '86-'87 season, thereby allowing them ample time to search for a permanent conductor, and accorded the proviso that I would also be considered as a prime candidate.
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June 26, 1986
Eight different concerts in 15 separate performances comprise the 1986-87 Music Center season of the Los Angeles Master Chorale, its 23rd season in residence at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. John Currie, incoming music director of the choral organization, will lead six of the eight programs. A single performance of the Requiem by Giuseppe Verdi opens the season Nov. 8 at 8 p.m. Currie will conduct and vocal soloists will be Deborah Ford, Alice Baker, Richard Leech and Richard Cowan.
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February 1, 1987 | GERALD FARIS and ALAN GOLDSTEIN, Times Staff Writers
Roger Wagner, founder and music director laureate of the Los Angeles Master Chorale, collapsed on stage during a Saturday evening performance at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Family members speculated he had suffered a heart attack or stroke. Wagner, 73, was given doses of glucose and oxygen and was "revived somewhat" before being taken by paramedics to French Hospital in Chinatown, Robert Willoughby Jones, executive director of the Chorale, said. The hospital said he was in stable condition.
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April 14, 1985 | MARY LOU LOPER, Times Staff Writer
Stepping out in style and stepping back in time. That's the Los Angeles Master Chorale's modus operandi for an evening of nostalgia, chance and some excitement next Sunday at Universal City. The night will be orchestrated in '30s style, giving partygoers the option of conventional black-tie or "nostalgia apparel." Clifford A. Miller is chairman of the chorale's board of directors, and the night honors the chorale and its founder and music director, Roger Wagner.
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October 23, 1988 | JOHN HENKEN
The new season for the Los Angeles Master Chorale begins Saturday, and music director John Currie promises it will be festive. "It's the 25th year of the Music Center and the Master Chorale, so we've gone for quite an upbeat season and, on the whole, quite a light-hearted celebration," says the ebullient Scot.
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August 6, 1989 | DANIEL CARIAGA
Four veteran conductors--Patrick Flynn, John Barnett, Allen Gross and James Smith--will be on the podium of the Santa Monica Symphony in the orchestra's music-directorless season of 1989-1990. "It is our expectation to select a music director from one of these," said Robert K. Roney, president of the symphony association. The announcement is due at the end of the season. Each of the four candidates has strong credentials.
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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.
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