Aled Jones explores the choral scene in Los Angeles. With the LA Master Chorale, the Los Angeles Children's Chorus and the Philippine Chamber Singers. Music by Reich and Gorecki.
In the first of a two-part special, Aled Jones looks at the choral scene in Los Angeles, featuring interviews and performances by some of the US West Coast's finest singing groups.
Today's programme features the LA Master Chorale, with a feature interview with its Music Director, Grant Gershon, and two of its singers. We also look at one of the most acclaimed youth choirs in America, the Los Angeles Children's Chorus, and drop in at a rehearsal of the Philippine Chamber Singers - just one of the city's diverse array of amateur and semi-professional choirs - originally formed by Filipino emigres to the West Coast.
With works by Reich, Gorecki and Muhly, as well as Filipino traditional folk songs.
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