ABOUT THE CHORALE
The 100-voice Angeles Chorale is a volunteer organization of auditioned, professional-level choral singers rehearsing and performing in the Los Angeles area. The Angeles Chorale’s mission is to perform world-class music to enrich our diverse community.
The Chorale was founded in 1975 as the Valley Master Chorale, by Bill and Ada Beth Lee. In the fall of 1987, John Alexander became Artistic Director and the Chorale merged with the Masterworks Chorale, which he had founded at California State University, Northridge. In 1993 the name was changed to Angeles Chorale.
In 1996 Donald Neuen, director of Choral Activities at UCLA, became Artistic Director of the Chorale. Under his direction the Angeles Chorale became best known for its productions of the classical masterworks for chorus and orchestra. In 2009 John Sutton became the Artistic Director.
The Chorale has performed with many local orchestras, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Glendale Symphony, Long Beach Symphony and Pasadena Symphony. The Chorale appeared with the American Youth Symphony in a concert of music by film and TV composer and Academy Award winner Jerry Goldsmith, conducted by Academy Award nominee David Newman. Recently, the Chorale sang with Gustavo Dudamel at the Shrine Auditorium in the Mahler 8th (Symphony of a Thousand) as part of a chorus of 800.
Chorale voices can also be heard in many Hollywood movie trailer choral scores, including “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” (Warner Brothers), “Tangled” (Disney), “Meet the Parents: Little Fockers” (Paramount Pictures), “No Ordinary Family” promos (new ABC fall Season Series), “Prince of Persia” (Disney), McDonald’s National Commercial and many more.
ABOUT THE CHORALE LEADERSHIP