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Master Chorale on the Prowl

Master Chorale on the Prowl
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It is no accident that composing plays as nearly a leading a role in Pasadena Master Chorale’s mission as singing. For starters, founder (and Altadena resident) Jeffrey Bernstein is a composer who has written works that have been performed nationwide and throughout Europe, Japan and Australia. Then, in 2014, PMC commissioned local composers Matthew Brown […]

Requiem by Brahms as “Community Art”

Requiem by Brahms as “Community Art”

Founder and Artistic Director of the Pasadena Master Chorale Jeffrey Bernstein says The Brahms Requiem to be performed by the choir on June 14th is not just a concert but a “community art project.” The choir will sing Eines Deutsches Requiem—what the director calls a journey through grief, sorrow, triumph, gratitude, and comfort—and between the […]

“Applaud My Friends. The Comedy Is Over.”

“Applaud My Friends. The Comedy Is Over.”

The above quote is supposedly a statement by Ludwig von Beethoven from his deathbed. The Pasadena Master Chorale would say that the entertainment is far from over. Sunday, January 9th, PMC joins with the L.A. Daiku to perform Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9. From the PMC press release, some fascinating facts: “In Japan, the word ‘daiku’ or […]

Listen First, Then Pay

Listen First, Then Pay

They’re calling it “voting with your pocketbook musically.” The Pasadena Master Chorale (PMC) is opening its 5th season with “A Portrait of Benjamin Britten” on October 12th with “listen first, then pay” pricing. Tickets may be purchased for $0 online or through PMC members. Excuse me? you ask. Let us clarify. Ticketholders are invited to […]

Baroque Christmas & Beethoven’s 9th

Baroque Christmas & Beethoven’s 9th

Pasadena Master Chorale will present its Baroque Christmas concert this Saturday with the music of Monteverdi and Handel. The first part of Handel’s famous “Messiah” will be paired with the “sublime” and not often heard “Magnificat” by Claudio Monteverdi. Then, welcome 2013 with energy and bombast with Beethoven’s 9th Symphony. PMC is teaming up with the Los […]

Pasadena Master Chorale 9/11 Tribute

Pasadena Master Chorale 9/11 Tribute

It’ll be ten years this Sunday. Mostly it seems like many more, though sometimes it seems like many less. There is no shortage of ways to remember. But music is, maybe, a particularly good one—that’s why they call it music. The Pasadena Master Chorale can really sing. The highlight of the program is Faure’s Requiem, […]

Pasadena Master Chorale: Season Finale

Pasadena Master Chorale: Season Finale

It’s hard to believe the PMC has only had three seasons—they seem like a much older institution—but three seasons is all, the most recent of which comes to a verdant conclusion this weekend with “The Green Concert,” a program of pieces that pay tribute to the Earth and attend to our experience of the natural […]

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