In recent times, England’s royal family has without question functioned as a kind of ongoing economic stimulus package for British tourism and the tabloid media. But long before the era of Charles and Diana sparked the frenzy of media coverage that led to the young Princess’s death in 1997, the Royals inspired a ‘frenzy’ of great music making.
The Angeles Chorale presents music from the life of England’s Royal Family, featuring John Rutter’s This Is the Day, composed for the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, and John Tavener’s Song for Athene, sung at the funeral of Princess Diana, along with works by Handel, Henry Purcell, Gustav Holt, and Benjamin Britten.
Classical music radio host Kimberlea Daggy, creator of KUSC’s choral music program Soul Music, will be on hand as Master of Ceremonies. Julian Revie is the program’s organist and Artistic Director John Sutton conducts.
A Royal Affair
Saturday, June 8th, 7:30 p.m.
First United Methodist Church
500 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena 91101
Tickets: general seating, $25; student with ID at the door, $20
For more info or to purchase tickets, call 818.591.1735 or visit AngelesChorale.org
Editor’s Note: We attended the All-Beethoven concert by Chorale Bel Canto this past weekend, which was held at FUMC. The church is intimate and the acoustics were wonderful. When asked where was the most optimum place to sit, we were told, “The balcony.”