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