Spring 2022 has seen a spate of uplifting acclaim and activity for the Los Angeles Master Chorale. Our GALA 2022 on March 24 was a stirring tribute to Grant Gershon, Kiki & David Gindler Artistic Director, and the legacy he has created here at the Chorale. Not surprisingly, GALA 2022 was our most successful gala ever, raising over $750,000.
The day after our gala, the Los Angeles Times posted a profile by Jessica Gelt of Grant, which (accurately) probed the ways he has transformed our ensemble into “one of the most adventurous, boundary-pushing and admired choirs in the country.” Only two weeks later, the Times would release another glowing article on the Chorale by Mark Swed calling us “the finest-by-far major chorus in America.”
And we can’t forget the awards! Last weekend, the Chorale, joined by the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus, National Children’s Chorus, and Pacific Chorale, won its first Grammy for Best Choral Performance on the LA Phil’s recording of Mahler’s Symphony No. 8. Congratulations to Grant, Associate Artistic Director Jenny Wong, and our amazingly talented singers. Earlier this month, Chorus America announced that Grant will receive its Michael Korn Founders Award for Development of the Professional Choral Art lifetime achievement honor at the June Chorus America conference.
These accolades are a testament to how much the Chorale has grown under Grant’s artistic leadership. We hope that you’ll continue to support us so we can continue to transform the world of choral music. There’s so much more to come.