Royce Hall, UCLA
340 Royce Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90095
January 13, 2018
Come hear the pristine voices of the National Children’s Chorus telling a heartfelt story, and guiding audience members on an extraordinary musical journey. As winter envelops the stage, our students explore concepts of darkness and light, while sharing their determination to weather the storm. Musical highlights include Sleep, by Eric Whitacre; Snow Angel by Sarah Quartel; and the West Coast premiere of Yaldei Haor (Children of Light) by Sharon Farber. The NCC Scholars SATB ensemble will also sing Frostiana, Randall Thompson’s classic setting of country poems by Robert Frost. Don’t miss what promises to be a stunning celebration of the holidays!
Whitacre // Quartel // Thompson // Farber // Rutter
The National Children’s Chorus of the United States, under the leadership of Artistic Director Luke McEndarfer and Associate Artistic Director Dr. Pamela Blackstone, is quickly establishing itself as one of the world’s leading treble choruses, with nearly 700 students in 18 ensembles, based in Los Angeles, New York City, and Washington, D.C. Collaborating with some of the finest music companies in the nation, the group has performed live with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles Opera Company, Los Angeles Master Chorale, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Joffrey Ballet, Kronos String Quartet, New York City Master Chorale and American Youth Symphony, among others. Its groundbreaking Season 2017/18, entitled Building Bridges, features exquisite repertoire including notable premieres at Walt Disney Concert Hall, Royce Hall, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and the Kennedy Center. In July of 2018, the chorus will make its 4th major international tour to Germany, Austria, Czech Republic and Hungary.