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Angel City Chorale

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Headquarters  California, United States
Record label  Angel City Chorale
Founder  Sue Fink
Genre  World
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Albums  Why Walk When You Can Fly?, A Chanukah Celebration - Songs for the Festival of Lights, The Road Home
Similar  Christopher Tin, Sue Fink, Perpetuum Jazzile, Alex Boyé, William L Dawson
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Angel City Chorale, conducted by founder/Artistic Director Sue Fink, is a multi-talented, multi-cultural group of 160 singers that aims to reflect the spirit of Los Angeles, the city it calls home. Recognized for its signature blend of musical styles and commitment to community, Angel City Chorale strives to give back to the L.A. community through song, donations, and volunteerism. Offering a diverse selection of musical material including classical, jazz, folk music, gospel, and pop, ACC performs two concerts seasonally, spring and winter, at the historic Wilshire United Methodist Church. In addition to its scheduled performances, Angel City Chorale has performed at venues throughout Los Angeles, including the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the former Kodak Theatre, the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live, Staples Center, and the Shrine Auditorium. Angel City Chorale is a California nonprofit public benefit corporation and 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

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In addition to an annual concert series, the choir has performed with the Young Musicians Foundation Orchestra. ACC was the only choir to sing at the 2000 Democratic National Convention, performing with artists including Luther Vandross, Stevie Wonder, and Mary Chapin Carpenter.

Other notable performances include singing with Natasha Bedingfield and being selected by internationally acclaimed music director and record producer Frank McNamara to appear in an hour-long PBS special, The American Tenors, taped at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood in 2002.

In 2003, Angel City Chorale was one of the first choral groups to perform at the Walt Disney Concert Hall for a holiday production of A Merry Mancini Christmas, singing Henry Mancini's arrangements of holiday favorites along with soloists Michael Bublé, Monica Mancini, and Dianne Reeves, accompanied by the 77-member Henry Mancini Institute Alumni Orchestra, conducted by Patrick Williams.

In December 2005, members of the chorale performed on the Hollywood Tree Lighting Celebration at the Grove, which aired on CBS.

In June 2013, ACC performed the West Coast debut performance of Grammy Award-winning composer Christopher Tin's classical/world music composition Calling All Dawns during the group's annual spring concert.

In February 2014, Angel City Chorale recorded several pieces for Mr. Tin's CD "The Drop That Contained the Sea," another classical/world music fusion piece in multiple languages. The album debuted at #1 on Billboard's Traditional Classical Albums chart.

The choir is scheduled to tour the UK in July 2016, recording with Tin at Abbey Road Studios and performing at a concert at which Van Morrison is a headliner.

Recently the group's 2013 performance of Toto's Africa surpassed 3 million views on YouTube.

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Discography

  • Why Walk When You Can Fly (1999)
  • Gift of the Angels (studio recording) (2001)
  • A Chanukah Celebration (2004)
  • The Road Home (2008)
  • Tour of Hope

    Angel City Chorale's mission is "building community one song at a time," which is embodied every December by the group's annual Tour of Hope program, when the singers perform concerts for the homeless, the elderly, and others whom the group hopes would benefit from an infusion of holiday spirit. Over the past 15 years, ACC has sung for more than 30 service organizations around the city, donating not only the gift of music, but also food, personal items, clothing, and medical supplies to those who need them most.

    Songs

    Soon Ah Will Be DoneWhy Walk When You Can Fly? · 1999
    Aleih NeiriA Chanukah Celebration - Songs for the Festival of Lights · 2004
    Rock of Ages / S'vivonA Chanukah Celebration - Songs for the Festival of Lights · 2004

    References

    Angel City Chorale Wikipedia


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