Having been in choir for about 12 years, you could say I’m a lifer. I started in mini-singers, and now continue to sing in the high school Trouveres. Over this time I’ve come to realize the meaningful opportunity that the choir program has given me: the opportunity to break down barriers and touch people emotionally in a unique way.
The Los Angeles Bach Festival is very proud to announce the appointment of their new Artistic Director, James Walker, who remains at his post as Director of Music at All Saints Episcopal Church, in Pasadena, and the selection of All Saints Episcopal Church as the new home of the Festival.
Carol Welsman is an internationally acclaimed singer and pianist who has captivated audiences worldwide with her expressive vocal stylings and dynamic stage presence.
Fluent in English, French and Italian, Carol blends languages and rhythms with a versatile repertoire including swing, Latin, R&B, pop and jazz.
In any given week you may find Jeff Driskill performing in the orchestra for the latest hit musical, lending his talents to a studio movie score, backing an A-list crooner or playing jazz in one of several respected big bands. Recently, Driskill worked with composer Randy Newman on the much lauded soundtracks for “The Princess and the Frog” and “Toy Story 3.”
Canterbury & Coventry Choirs, directed by James Walker and Szymon Grab, will offer an exciting and diverse program, including music of Connor, Hogan, Miškinis, Paulus, Pfautsch, Phillips, Rachmaninoff, Robles, Schütz, U-2/Chilcott, Vaughan Williams, and the premiere of Prayer for the World by Daniel Corral.
Sunday, June 1st, 2014
5:00 PM in the Church
A reception follows in Sweetland Hall.
Suggested donation to defray expenses: $10.
Child care provided.
All are welcome. Spread the word!
Dwight Trible is a singer who combines the best of vocal virtuosity with musicianship and improvisational skills to the delight of audiences and musicians alike. In addition to performing with his own group, the Dwight Trible Ensemble, Dwight is the vocalist with the Pharaoh Sanders Quartet and is also the vocal director for the Horace Tapscott Pan Afrikan Peoples’ Arkestra.
The Trouverés Youth Choir sing “Hope for Resolution,” composed by Paul Caldwell and Sean Ivory, and conducted by Paul Caldwell at the 11:15 a.m. service on Sunday, March 30, 2014.
The All Saints Jazz Vespers program brings together amazing musicianship and holy inspiration six times a year for a service of prayer, meditation and music. So many of them tell us that they love playing in the context of a vespers service with prayers and short meditations and the sense that this is a holy enterprise, not just a jazz concert in the church.
All Saints Church Forum, Sunday, Jan. 12
2 PM – 4 PM
How might singing and songwriting provide support and inspiration for hospice workers in South Africa?
In the South African summer (North American winter), a team of health care professionals and artists explore this question by conducting a study at South Coast Hospice in KwaZulu Natal, the northeastern province of South Africa.
Christina Honchell and the Canterbury Choir offer a prayer for Nelson Mandela, and the South African National Anthem (“Nkosi Sikelel”), Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013.