Los Angeles Master Chorale Unveils 2022-23 Season

By David Salazar

The Los Angeles Master Chorale has announced its 2022-23 season.

“The Master Chorale’s 2022-23 season reflects the broad range and significance of choral music as a means for human expression,” said Jean Davidson, President & CEO, in an official statement. “From classical masterpieces to new works from today’s leading composers, this season is a testament to how choral music transcends time, place and boundaries, uniting us in our shared humanity.”

The season kicks off with a performance of Haydn’s “Creation.” Grant Gershon conducts.

Performance Dates: Oct. 8 & 9, 2022

Grant Gershon will lead a performance of Schütz’s “Musikalische Exequien,” which will feature 24 singers.

Performance Dates: Nov. 20, 2022

Audiences will get a taste of holiday favorites for the “Festival of Carols” concert which will feature 62 singers under Gershon.

Performance Dates: Dec. 10 & 17, 2022

Jenny Wong will conduct 48 singers in “Lo, How a Rose,” which will feature music by such composers as Shawn Kirchner, Morten Lauridsen, Mari Esabel Valverde, Cristian Grases, Benjamin Britten, Stacey Gibbs, Ariel Quintana, Carlos Simon, and Hyo-Won Woo, among others.

Performance Dates: Dec. 11, 2022

Gershon will lead a performance of Händel’s “Messiah.” There will also be a sing-along performance along with a “Carols in the Plaza” showcase.

Performance Dates: Dec. 18 & 19, 2022

“Choose Something Like a Star” will feature music inspired by Robert Frost’s poem. Gershon leads the showcase, which includes music by Brahms, Schumann, Meredith Monk, and Michael Abels.

Performance Dates: Feb. 12, 2023

Gershon and Wong will lead the world premiere of a piece by Esmail. The concert will also feature Fauré’s Requiem.

Performance Dates: March 26, 2023

The season draws to a close with a performance of Williams’ “Mary Lou’s Mass” and Highlights from the Sacred Concerts by Ellington. Gershon conducts.

Performance Dates: June 10 & 11, 2023