LA Opera Off Grand presents "Great Opera Choruses"

Grant Gershon conducts the LA Opera Chorus in free concert at The Soraya, April 28

(Los Angeles) April 18, 2018 – On Saturday, April 28, at 3pm, LA Opera will present a free concert of Great Opera Choruses with Resident Conductor Grant Gershon leading the LA Opera Chorus. Highlights will include famous choruses from popular operas by Bizet, Verdi, Puccini, Bernstein and more. Best of all, audience members of all ages—and of any musical ability—will have the exciting opportunity to join in the fun by singing along with the pros to such famous pieces as the Anvil Chorus from Il Trovatore and the Toreador Song from Carmen. The Great Opera Choruses concert will be accompanied by LA Opera Assistant Chorus Master Jeremy Frank on the piano, and will feature four soloists from LA Opera's Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program.

The concert will be presented at The Soraya (Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts, formerly Valley Performing Arts Center), located on the campus of California State University - Northridge (CSUN) at 18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330.

Thanks to the generous leadership underwriting from Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, Great Opera Choruses is presented under the LA Opera Off Grand banner, dedicated to performances taking place outside the company's traditional home at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion or to the presentation of unusual repertoire.

Free Tickets Now Available
LA Opera presents Great Opera Choruses free of charge as a special gift to the community with the support of Supervisor Sheila Kuehl as well as the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs. Tickets can be obtained in person at the ticket office of The Soraya (18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330), which is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11am to 4pm as well as one hour before all performances there. The Soraya ticket office can be reached by telephone at 818.677.3000. While tickets are free, ticketing fees apply.

About the LA Opera Chorus
The LA Opera Chorus plays an integral part in the artistic excellence for which LA Opera is known, receiving acclaim from critics and audiences alike. Consisting of highly trained professional artists, the LA Opera Chorus is featured in most of the productions presented by the company at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. The Great Opera Choruses concert will feature 32 members of the LA Opera Chorus. The chorus is led by Grant Gershon, who joined LA Opera as Associate Conductor / Chorus Master in 2007, and was named Resident Conductor in 2012.

Program made possible with generous support from Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl.

Additional support from the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs.

LA Opera is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the greater Los Angeles community.

Yamaha is the Official Piano of LA Opera.

LA Opera Media Contact:
Vanessa Flores Waite
Director of Communications