Imagine a string of holiday lights wrapped around the world. At first, you don't notice it. All you see is the world, spinning slowly on its axis – our island planet, our home. Suddenly, the first light in the string comes on, a bright red. Then the next, yellow. Then like a tumble of dominos, the next bulb and the next and next: blue, green, orange. On and on until the entire string encircling the earth is aglow.
Welcome to Light Up the World!
ANGEL CITY CHORALE is thrilled to be back on a live stage for the first time in two years with our Light Up the World holiday concert. Please join the America’s Got Talent semi-finalists and Los Angeles’s premier community chorale for this festive holiday event in our beautiful new home: the famed Royce Hall on the UCLA campus.
Accompanied by the ACC Orchestra, Artistic Director Sue Fink leads the 160-voice ensemble in a collection of beautiful and spirited songs that are sure to lighten your mood and bring joy to your holidays. Selections include the festive A Merry Olde Christmas by renowned choral composer Gary Fry, the ravishing O Magnum Mysterium by L.A.’s own Morten Lauridsen, the rousing gospel song You Oughta Know, Bohemian Chanukah, set to the music of the Freddie Mercury mega-hit, and many more. Yes, there will be choralography and yes, there will be our traditional carol sing-along! We will also be joined by our very own ANGEL CITY YOUTH CHORALE, as always.
If you’re not able to attend in person, for the first time ever, Angel City Chorale will be livestreaming the concert on Saturday, December 4th.
For more information on Light Up the World, Click Here.
Royce Hall Health and Safety Information:
All ticket holders must provide one of the following with a photo ID (name on ID and documentation below must match)
- Proof of full vaccination.
- A negative COVID-19 test lab result taken within 72 hours of the event.
Masks required- regardless of vaccination status, use of a mask is required at all times, except when actively eating or drinking in the designated eating and drinking areas. Concession sales are not available at this time.
If you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 do not come to campus.
If you have any questions please call 310-267-4465 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
“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.
Thank you to the @CountyofLA Board of Supervisors for approving our #LACountyOGP award, and for supporting arts and culture in LA County!