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100-voice La Jolla Symphony Chorus to perform at Village Church in Rancho Santa Fe

La Jolla Symphony Chorus
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La Jolla Symphony Chorus Courtesy photo

La Jolla Symphony Chorus (LJSC) will perform a concert titled “Sacred Voices” on April 17 at 4 p.m. at The Village Church in Rancho Santa Fe. Conducted by

LJSC Choral Director Dr. David Chase
LJSC Choral Director Dr. David Chase

LJSC Choral Director Dr. David Chase, the program features large-scale sacred works for a cappella chorus and works for chorus with organ accompaniment. The repertoire spans several centuries of choral music and a variety of styles, including rarely-performed works and a celebration of the 90th birthday of famed arranger/composer Alice Parker with a performance of An American Kedushah. Soloists mezzo-soprano Rebecca Ramirez and tenor Myles Mayfield and organist Jared Jacobson will be featured.

  “The theme is ‘maximum variety’ in a church setting!” said Chase. “The program is book-ended by large, colorful works with powerful organ. In between are three diverse a cappella pieces. The audience will experience a church concert with new sounds and new musical ideas.”

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   In addition to his 43 years with La Jolla Symphony & Chorus, Chase served as interim choir director at The Village Church last year during its search for a new choir director. “The Village Church is a beautiful place for music, and I have the warmest of feelings for that community.”

   “Sacred Voices” features five works ranging from the 16th century — Rolando di Lasso’s Prophetiae Sibyllarum (“a Renaissance piece that is shockingly modern-sounding”) — to a 21st-century work by composer Nathan Davis called Bell of Silence for chamber chorus and hand bells. The 90-minute concert will be performed with one intermission.

  Advance tickets for the April 17 performance are $20 for adults and $10 for youth (21 and under). Tickets can be purchased through the La Jolla Symphony & Chorus box office by calling 858-534-4637 or online at www.lajollasymphony.com. Tickets will also be sold at the door. The Village Church is located at 6225 Paseo Delicias, Rancho Santa Fe.


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