Now celebrating its 30th year, Angel City Chorale is proud to represent the spirit and diversity of Los Angeles in its membership, its music, and its outreach activities, thereby fulfilling its mission of “Building Community One Song at a Time.” This premier Southern California choral group is best known for its performances on NBC’s America's Got Talent, making it all the way to the semi-finals. Hailed by Simon Cowell as “one of the best choirs we’ve ever had,” the Chorale earned the coveted Golden Buzzer, touching nearly 20 million viewers with their rich sound and compelling message of unity and diversity. The Chorale also has over 150K followers on YouTube, and its video of Toto's Africa has been viewed more than 23 million times on that platform alone. Stay tuned for more information about ACC's upcoming 30th anniversary holiday concert, Holiday Homecoming, scheduled for December 2nd & 3rd, 2023 at Royce Hall on the UCLA campus.

 

Last Minute Discount Tickets available for Saturday, 12/2. A 25% discount is automatically applied for Tier 1 seats. Buy while supplies last!

Join Angel City Chorale (ACC) as we celebrate the culmination of our 30th anniversary year with Holiday Homecoming!

As live music returns to Los Angeles in full force, ACC is thrilled to once again be performing on the famed Royce Hall stage. This is your home for the holidays: whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or simply the joyful spirit of the yuletide, come join us as we invoke the warmth of the season and gather with our singing family to rejoice at this special time of year.

A cornerstone of Holiday Homecoming, Kenny Loggins in Celebrate Me Home sums it all up: “Play me one more song that I’ll always remember that I can recall whenever I find myself too all alone. I can sing me home.” Arbolito de Navidad (Little Christmas Tree) is a heartwarming holiday story wrapped in an energetic mariachi arrangement. The concert will also feature the inspirational The Light of Hope, an original song from ACC Artistic Director Sue Fink and longtime choir soloist standout Dr. Reverend Donald Paredes that will pump up the goosebump
factor and maybe bring a tear or two to even the most cynical listener.

More than just Hanukkah celebrants will delight in the rousing Judah and His Maccabees and the moving Hine Ma Tov. Fresh, new orchestrated arrangements of familiar titles — God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Hark the Herald Angels Sing, I’ll Be Home for Christmas — defy expectations and evoke a sense of wonder. The lively gospel of Children, Go Where I Send Thee will have you on your feet. We will also be joined by the ACC Orchestra and Angel City Youth Chorale for this wonderful concert.

Whether your idea of the holidays is Ho! Ho! Ho! or Bah Humbug, the stirring 180-voice Angel City Chorale, with Artistic Director Sue Fink and the ACC Orchestra, will raise your spirits and have you singing. The merry and rapturous festivities take place at Royce Hall, UCLA, Los Angeles on Saturday, December 2 at 7:00pm and Sunday, December 3 at 3:00pm PST. For those unable to attend the live performance, ACC will be livestreaming the Sunday concert.

For ticketing help, email buytix@angelcitychorale.org

 

Questions? Answers to your ticketing questions here.

For additional ticketing help, you can also call the Royce Hall Box Office Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm at (310) 825-2101, or email buytix@angelcitychorale.org.

MISSED THE CONCERT?

We are so proud of our Holiday Homecoming concert. What a wonderful way to close out our 30th anniversary year! In case you missed it and to ensure that all of our fans have the opportunity to see the show, we are offering a Livestream Recording/Concert Video available to view for free through January 15th 2024 at 11:59pm PT.

Watch and listen as we invoke the warmth of the season with our singing family of 180 voices and the ACC Orchestra led by Artistic Director, Sue Fink, to rejoice at this special time of year. Holiday Homecoming is a diverse, inclusive and uplifting musical experience for all audiences featuring a selection of traditional and new seasonal songs across different genres, including mariachi, gospel and pop as well as a special performance by the Angel City Youth Chorale.

This year, we established partnerships to livestream and share our concerts with various organizations including Ronald McDonald House (Southern California Chapter), UCLA Medical Center, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Miller Children's Hospital, Downtown Women's Center and Prison Fellowship Ministries and to reach people in and outside Los Angeles who could use the lift of holiday music but could not come see us live.

Tickets are now on sale for Los Angeles’ premier community choir Angel City Chorale (ACC), for their vibrant spring concert, Rhythms of the Americas, The event takes place on Sunday, June 9th for one performance only at UCLA’s famed Royce Hall.

For this special event, ACC will be led by the much sought-after Guest Conductor Dr. Cristian Grases, the Vice Dean for the Classical Performance and Composition Division at USC’s Thornton School of Music who has directed prestigious musical groups all over the world. ACC will also offer a livestream of the concert for guests who are not able to attend in person.

The all-new concert event will take the audience on a thrilling musical journey across the Western Hemisphere. With lively beats from the Caribbean, choruses from Indigenous American cultures and the soulful melodies of North and South America, the concert promises to captivate and inspire with songs in a wide variety of styles and five different languages including English, Spanish, and Portuguese, as well as Native American and Afro-Brazilian languages. Rhythms expressed through dance, handclaps and drumming, together with vibrant harmonies and visuals, will evoke emotions to make spirits soar.

The electrifying 180-voice Angel City Chorale along with the ACC Music Ensemble will excite viewers with fresh, new arrangements of familiar titles like Duke Ellington’s It Don’t Mean a Thing if it Ain’t Got that Swing and Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds and will have people on their feet with the lively rendition of Diane White-Clayton’s Clap Praise.

"Stepping into Sue Fink’s shoes is an immense honor and it’s a privilege to lead this talented ensemble," said Dr. Cristian Grases, Guest Conductor. “We’re excited to take the audience on a musical adventure to experience the many cultures of the Americas with an event that’s unlike anything they’ve experienced before.”

The Angel City Youth Chorale (ACYC) Concert Choir will also be featured in the Rhythms of the Americas concert. Beyond their rehearsals on the weekends, ACYC partners with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Venice and Santa Monica (Mar Vista Gardens Branch) along with Grant Elementary School, Walgrove Elementary School, and Mosk Elementary School to provide after-school choral programs. ACYC overall now serves more than 90 students throughout Los Angeles.

Please double check that you are on the UCLA website available through angelcitychorale.org or ucla.evenue.net. Other ticket websites may not be authorized.

For student groups of 5 or more call (310) 943-9231 ext 1 for discounts.

PARKING: Save time and pre-purchase your parking for Rhythms of the Americas. Parking for Royce Hall is available in Parking Structure 5 located at: 340 Royce Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90095 on the UCLA campus. Guest drop is closest at the turnaround at the front of Royce Hall located at: 10745 Dickson Court, Los Angeles, CA 90095. UCLA Transportation utilizes the Bruin ePermit system (link is external) where your license plate is your permit. The Bruin ePermit system works similar to a supermarket scanner with your license plate functioning as the barcode. When read, the numbers of your plate are automatically referenced against the parking database to verify a valid permit for the lot location.


Now in its 30th year, Angel City Chorale is proud to represent the spirit and diversity of Los Angeles in its membership, its music, and its outreach activities, thereby fulfilling its mission of “Building Community One Song at a Time.” This premier Southern California choral group is best known for its performances on NBC’s America's Got Talent, making it all the way to the semi-finals. Hailed by Simon Cowell as “one of the best choirs we’ve ever had,” the Chorale earned the coveted Golden Buzzer, touching nearly 20 million viewers with their rich sound and compelling message of unity and diversity.

Beverly Padway Memorial Scholarship Vocal Competition

The Angel City Chorale is proud and excited to offer the Angel City Chorale/Beverly Padway Memorial Scholarship Vocal Competition for high school seniors and first and second year college students. Two winners will be chosen for each Angel City Chorale concert. We perform at Royce Hall in December and June of each year. To apply, students should send a short video of themselves singing, along with a short essay. We request that applications be received by April 20, 2023.

Cabaret Tickets Available Now

You're invited to the Angel City Chorale's Cabaret and Silent Auction fundraiser on May 11th. Join us for a memorable night under the stars, featuring performances by your favorite Angel City Chorale members.

Cabaret will take place in a private home in Brentwood Park. Full address will be released after registration.

Tickets are $100 for General Admission and $150 for Preferred Seating.

Price of admission includes live performances, one drink ticket, hors d’oeuvres, and desserts. Cash bar available for additional drinks.

Doors open at 7:30pm with the performance starting at 8pm.

 

ACYC Youth

Interested in helping to develop the Angel City Youth Chorale program?  ACC has a unique opportunity for just the right college student.

Are you looking for entertainment for your annual meeting or social event?  Angel City Chorale can offer the perfect group of singers, in small groups of 25, or up to our full size of 150.

“One of the most engaging and entertaining evenings of music.”
— T-Bone Burnett

“...one of the best choirs we've ever had on this show.”
— Simon Cowell

 

“As a choir, we exist to bring people together, to elevate the human spirit and celebrate our unity of spirit and diversity of expression. We may be separated by walls and distance, but not by heart – not from each other or from the beauty and diversity of the city we represent. We firmly believe that we will make it through this crisis, that we will come together again, sing together again and fly again.”

- Sue Fink, Founder and Artistic Director

Angel City Chorale is proud to release a life-affirming music video to remind the people of Los Angeles and beyond – “We will fly again!”

In the face of the COVID-19 epidemic, we feel compelled to offer our conviction that, while it may seem we are all facing this crisis alone, we can still create extraordinary beauty together.

The 4-minute video features the chorale members pursuing their daily safer-at-home routines – ranging from home schooling and cooking to providing medical care – and pulls these disparate yearnings together for a moving expression of determination and resilience. The soundtrack is our live concert recording of Christopher Tin’s “Sogno di Volare” (The Dream of Flight), a soaring expression of the indomitable human spirit. Tin’s lyrics originate in the writings of Leonardo da Vinci about his own imaginings of flight.

Many thanks to Jill D'Agnenica for her artistic contributions to our SOGNO DI VOLARE video!

Sogno di Volare

Thank you for supporting arts and culture in Los Angeles!

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