About Angel City Chorale (ACC)
Now in its 28th year among the premier choral groups in Southern California, 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 to “Build Community One Song at a Time.” Celebrated Artistic Director Fink founded the Chorale at world-famous McCabe’s Guitar Shop in 1993 with 18 singers – which has now grown to over 180 talented and dedicated singers, presenting a broad and eclectic repertoire including classical, gospel, jazz, pop and world music.
Angel City Chorale is perhaps best known for its performances on NBC’s top-rated talent competition America’s Got Talent (2018), 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 video of Angel City Chorale’s captivating performance of Toto’s “Africa” has been viewed more than 80 million times by people around the world.
True to their mission of community building, Angel City Chorale is collaborating with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Los Angeles County in forming the Angel City Youth Chorale, whose members currently rehearse virtually. The Chorale is committed to resuming its Tour of Hope program, in which ACC takes its concert repertoire directly to underserved populations and service organizations in Los Angeles, once the safety of our members and community allow.
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MISSION: To inspire unity and celebrate diversity through the uplifting power of choral music.
VISION: We sing to foster harmony & community in Los Angeles and throughout the world.
- TRANSFORMATIVE POWER OF MUSIC
We believe in the power of song to unite, inspire and heal.
- MUSICAL EXCELLENCE
We believe that each performance is an opportunity to demonstrate our commitment to the highest musical standards and to convey the joy we feel in performing choral music.
- DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION
We believe that greater harmony is achieved when diverse voices are raised together. By growing from our differences and respecting each voice, we can reach our potential as a community.
We believe that our music should reflect our collective values and instill hope in our ability to address the challenges we face as a community.
- PUBLIC BENEFIT
We believe that as a non-profit, ACC should have a profound impact for the good of the communities we serve.
- EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT
We believe we have a responsibility to spread appreciation for choral music and develop the next generation of audiences and choral musicians.
We believe that by partnering with community organizations and other artists around shared goals and beliefs we can broaden our impact and further our mission.
"If I had died during this performance, and this is heaven, I'm happy, because that's what it felt like. That was sensational!"
- Simon Cowell, after watching ACC perform during America's Got Talent, NBC Television, August 14, 2018.
"It was everything a performance should be. Polished technically and delivered with uninhibited joy by individuals who truly love what they are doing."
- Jeffrey Williams, New York Concert Review, April 2014, ACC at Carnegie Hall performing The Drop of Dawn
Celebrated Performances, Videos And Audio Recordings
Our video of the song "Sogno di Volare," produced under "Safer at Home" guidelines, is our gift to the people of Los Angeles and beyond. It reminds us that we are all in this health crisis together, we must not give up hope, and we will fly again.
Performances at Carnegie Hall, Cadogan Hall (London), Walt Disney Concert Hall, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Cape Town International Convention Centre (South Africa), and many other Los Angeles area theaters/concert halls.
PBS Special The American Tenors
A Merry Mancini Christmas taped at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, with Michael Buble, Monica Mancini, Dianne Reeves and orchestra.
Hollywood Tree Lighting Celebration at The Grove, with Burt Bacharach, Jeff Goldblum and Teri Hatcher. Aired on CBS.
Work with emerging composers includes “The Drop that Contained the Sea” (Grammy-nominated album) by Christopher Tin. World premiere at Carnegie Hall.
Building Community Here and Beyond Our Borders
We give the gift of song, we volunteer our time, and we donate money and goods to Los Angeles non-profits serving those in the community who need it most.
Holiday Tour of Hope program: we sing at soup kitchens, homeless shelters, nursing homes, hospitals, and sober living facilities - more than 30 service organizations in Los Angeles in the last 15 years. Often our music is accompanied by donations of food, clothing, and supplies.
Boys and Girls Club of Los Angeles
Members of Angel City Chorale formed the Angel City Youth Chorale teaching children music and movement, debuting at the Silver and Gold ACC holiday concerts
Cape Town, South Africa
ACC partners with the Amy Foundation, an organization working to bring sports, arts, music, and education programs to the children of South Africa’s townships.
In 2011 we traveled to Cape Town to perform concerts benefiting the Foundation. Then we brought the Amy Foundation choir from Africa to L.A. in 2018 for a week of music, learning, and fun – singing with us at our One World, Many Voices II concert.