The Los Angeles Master Chorale (LAMC) concludes its 48th Season with a heartfelt, mostly a cappella tribute to celebrated Polish composer Henryk GÃ³recki on Sunday, June 10, 2012, 7:00pm, at Walt Disney Concert Hall.
GÃ³recki, who passed away in November 2010 at age 76, is noted for the rapturous simplicity and monumental emotional power of his music, which oftentimes was a thorn in the side of Poland’s then-communist regime. LAMC Music Director Grant Gershon, a longtime champion of the composer, conducts Miserere, Lobgesang (Song of Praise), written for chorus and glockenspiel, and the Marian Songs.
Brahms’ Schaffe in mir, Gott, ein rein Herz provides aural contrast for GÃ³recki’s compelling music. Gershon and KUSC’s Alan Chapman participate in Listen Up!, the pre-concert talk at 6:00pm.
The Chorale is also recording the GÃ³recki repertoire for its second CD with Decca Records. Slated for release in the fall, it will be the world premiere recording of both Lobgesang (Song of Praise) and the Marian Songs.
For tickets range ($24 – $134; group rates available)and infromation: www.lamc.org.
(Tickets cannot be purchased at the Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office except on concert days starting 2 hours prior to the performance.)