Valley Performing Arts Center

LA Children’s Chorus Free Nordic Tour Concert

Thursday, June 28, 2018



Thursday, June 28, 2018


7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


LA Children’s Chorus Free Nordic Tour Concert


Pasadena Presbyterian Church
585 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA


Beloved Los Angeles Children’s Chorus (LACC) Artistic Director Anne Tomlinson, who steps down on July 31 following an extraordinary 22-year tenure, makes her final Southern California conducting appearance with the Chorus when she leads a free send-off concert for the Concert Choir’s 11-day tour to Iceland and Norway on Thursday, June 28, 2018, 7 PM, at Pasadena Presbyterian Church. The program features a sampling of the music the Concert Choir will perform on tour, including excerpts from Bernstein’s MASS, a selection of Norwegian art and folk songs, Vivaldi’s Magnificat, “Choral Hymns” from Holst’s Rig-Veda, Hilary Tann’s The Moor, and two works commissioned and premiered by the Chorus in May – Daníel Bjarnason’s Laughing Song and Therese Ulvo’s I am I am I am. Tomlinson also conducts Dale Trumbore’s Breathe in Hope, Grieg’s Lok and Fauré’s Au bord de l’eau, among other works.

Two days later, 52 members of the Concert Choir depart on a Nordic tour (June 30 to July 11, 2018), Tomlinson’s final LACC tour, which features such highlights as a concert with Bjarnason at Hallgrimskirkja in Reykjavik, Iceland, on July 2; a presentation at Troldhaugen, Edvard Grieg’s home, in Bergen, Norway, on July 6; concerts with Ulvo at Bergen Cathedral in Bergen, Norway, on July 7, and at Oslo Cathedral in Oslo, Norway, on July 9; and a workshop with famed Norwegian conductor Maria Helbekkmo on July 10. The Concert Choir regularly appears in Southern California with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Los Angeles Master Chorale and LA Opera and has made numerous recordings and television and radio appearances.

Artistic Director Designate Fernando Malvar-Ruiz assumes leadership of the chorus on August 1, 2018.

The tour “send off” concert on June 28 is free, and seating is on a first come first served basis. Pasadena Presbyterian Church, located at 585 East Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena, California 91101. For information on Los Angeles Children's Chorus, please call (626) 793-4231 or visit

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