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Los Angeles Children's Chorus


Los Angeles Children’s Chorus (LACC), widely recognized for its agile bel canto sound and artistic excellence, has been lauded as “hauntingly beautiful” (Los Angeles Times), “astonishingly polished” (Performances Magazine), “extraordinary in its abilities” (Culture Spot LA), and “one of the world’s foremost children’s choirs” (Pasadena Star News). Founded in 1986 and led by Artistic Director Fernando Malvar-Ruiz, who began his tenure in August 2018, LACC presents its own concerts and also performs with such leading organizations as LA Opera, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Los Angeles Master Chorale, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Pasadena Symphony and POPS, Calder Quartet, Jacaranda and MUSE/IQUE. The Chorus serves more than 400 children ages 6 to 18 from 50 communities across Southern California in seven choirs. Recipient of Chorus America’s 2014 Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence, the nation’s highest choral honor, LACC has toured North and South America, Africa, China, Cuba, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and Europe. The choir appears on numerous recordings on the Decca and Deutsche Grammophon labels, has performed with John Mayer on NBC’s “The Tonight Show” and was featured on PBS’s “Great Performances,” BBC Radio and Public Radio International’s nationally syndicated show “From the Top,” among other credits.

Watch Past Performances

Video 7/4/2019: Los Angeles Children's Chorus "I Raise My Voice"

The program embraces a range of musical styles and genres that showcases the incredible range and versatility of LACC's remarkable young artists, interspersed with quotes and texts that are relevant to them.

 Los Angeles Children's Chorus