Back by popular demand, Lagrime di San Pietro (The Tears of St. Peter) will return to Walt Disney Concert Hall for a special Gala performance. The critically-acclaimed dramatically-staged production directed by Peter Sellars is about to become a prestigious calling card for the Master Chorale and Artistic Director Grant Gershon with international and national tour dates on the horizon. Twenty-one singers transform Orlando di Lasso’s sweeping a cappella Renaissance masterpiece into an overwhelming performance piece. Sellars translates Lagrime through a contemporary lens, suggesting a powerful allegory that by taking responsibility and facing our past head-on, we can forge a more resolved and fulfilling future. View the tour Webpage.
The performance will be part of a gala evening honoring Los Angeles arts philanthropists Kiki and David Gindler for their leadership, and honoring Sellars for artistic vision. David Gindler is currently Chairman of the Los Angeles Master Chorale Board of Directors, a position that he will step down from on June 30, 2018 after serving two three-year terms. In 2012, the Los Angeles Master Chorale announced a gift of $1 million from the Gindlers. The gift established the Master Chorale’s Artistic Director's Circle, a group of dedicated donors who donate $50,000 or more to the organization to support core institutional programming to enable innovative projects such as Lagrime di San Pietro (Lagrime).
“Lagrime is a major accomplishment for the Master Chorale, which sang and acted brilliantly. It’s also a major accomplishment for music history.” – LA Times