Los Angeles Children's Chorus (LACC) hosts a free open house to introduce families to its highly regarded choirs and acclaimed choral training program for youths on Saturday, April 18, 2009, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., at its headquarters located on the campus of Pasadena Presbyterian Church.
"The choir is holding its annual auditions for boys and girls ages eight to twelve at the end of May," states LACC Executive Director Rachel Fine. "So this is a great opportunity prior to auditions for parents and children to experience the choir firsthand and discover if LACC's multifaceted programs might be of interest to them."Â Â
The open house features a brief live performance by LACC's superb Apprentice Choir, providing a demonstration of the numerous skills children learn as well as the high quality of the chorus and program. Families will also enjoy group warm-ups andÂ fun musicianship activities conducted by LACC staff, both of which are part of the choir's comprehensive training program. There will also be a short presentation and the opportunity for guests to meet some of LACC's staff to ask questions about the program.
LACC's highly-regarded program focuses on training children who may not necessarily have had previous singing experience, but who are dedicated to achieving excellence in vocal technique, choral singing and classical music.Â Â Â Under the artistic direction of Anne Tomlinson and currently celebrating its 23rd season, the choir provides a comprehensive music education and performance program for children of diverse cultural and economic backgrounds in Los Angeles County.
LACC is comprised of five choirs with choristers ranging in age from 8 to 18 who reside in Southern California. The choir frequently performs with such leading musical ensembles as the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, the Los Angeles Master Chorale, and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. Under Mrs. Tomlinson, LACC also assists Los Angeles Opera by providing and training children for opera productions that require children's chorus or soloists.
Pasadena Presbyterian Church is located at 585 East Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena, California 91101. The open house is free, but reservations are required and can be made by calling Austin Lewis at 626.793.4231.