Mendelssohn's oratorio, ELIJAH, at Cal State L.A.

A performance by Cal State L.A.'s Department of Music, Theatre and Dance and the Mountainside Master Chorale
 
Los Angeles, CA -- Cal State L.A.'s Department of Music, Theatre and Dance, along with the Mountainside Master Chorale, will present Mendelssohn's masterpiece oratorio, ELIJAH, on Saturday, June 7, at 7:30 p.m., at the Luckman Theatre on the Cal State L.A. campus.
 
The Cal State L.A. Chamber Singers, under the direction of Director of Choral Studies Sébastien Vallée, will be featured in the performance. The Chamber Singers are the premier choral ensemble at Cal State L.A., and perform a variety of musical styles and genres at several concerts and choral festivals throughout the school year.  
 
The performance is a collaboration between the students and faculty of Cal State L.A. and the community singers of the Mountainside Master Chorale. Featured soloists include Cal State L.A. voice faculty, as well as local vocal professionals, while students and local professional musicians will comprise the full orchestra. In total, 150 artists will share the stage to present this musical masterpiece.
 
The collaboration is the result of Sébastien Vallée's leadership and inclusive style. Serving as director of Choral Studies at Cal State L.A., as well as artistic director of Mountainside Master Chorale, Vallée selects music for its timely nature and ability to resonate with audiences. Ever the educator, Vallée is particularly interested in exposing performers to a wide variety of great choral literature.
 
The selection of Mendelssohn's ELIJAH "resonates with us in this year of severe drought. Even more, perhaps, may we be moved by the idea of a prophet in the wilderness, rejected by the leaders of society, yet persevering in his beliefs and actions," said Beverly Stein, professor of music history at Cal State L.A.
 
 
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Presented by the Department of Music, Theatre and Dance and the Mountainside Master Chorale, Cal State L.A. Chamber Singers collaborate to sing Mendelssohn's ELIJAH.
 
Soloists:
Susan Kane, soprano
Tiffany Carmel, mezzo-soprano
Robert MacNeil, tenor
Steve Pence, bass-baritone
Jacob De Los Reyes, treble
 
June 7 at 7:30 p.m.
 
Luckman Theatre
California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive, Los Angeles
 
$20 general admission and $15 students and seniors
 
Purchase tickets at www.calstatela.edu/mtd
 
For more information, contact Dr. Sébastien Vallée, Department of Music, Theatre and Dance, Cal State L.A., at Sebastien.vallee@calstatela.edu or (323) 343-4068.
 
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5/23/14