Los Robles Master Chorale To Combine With Agoura High School Choirs For PEACE AND LOVE, 3/19

The 105-voice Los Robles Master Chorale (LRMC), among Southern California's premier choirs, combines with the stellar choirs of Agoura Hills High School to present "Peace and Love," an eclectic program of Sixties rock, folk and classical music conducted by LRMC Artistic Director Lesley Leighton, on Sunday, March 19, 2017, 4 pm, at The Performing Arts Education Center (A-PAEC) on the campus of Agoura High School in Agoura Hills. The multi-generational vocal forces perform Bernstein's luminous Chichester Psalms, as well as rock anthems from the era by Peter, Paul and Mary; the Mamas and the Papas; Simon & Garfunkel; Bob Dylan; and the 5th Dimension. Among the featured works are Pete Seeger's Where Have all the Flowers Gone?; Bob Dylan's Blowin' in the Wind; Joni Mitchell's Both Sides Now; and Burt Bacharach's Promises, Promises. The program also includes Paul McCartney's Hey Jude and Ob-la-di,Ob-la-da; Paul Simon's The Sound of Silence, Bridge Over Troubled Water and Mrs. Robinson; John and Michelle Phillips' California Dreamin'; and Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In by James Rado, Gerome Ragni and Galt MacDermot. Period costumes, a rock band and psychedelic lighting enhance the musical soundscape of the era. Chad Bloom is director of the Agoura High School choral program.

"Los Robles Master Chorale, which has a long tradition of music education engagement, is proud to mentor and showcase the remarkable talents of the Agoura High School choral singers," says Leighton. "It is inspiring to work with these exceptional young singers, especially on a program like this, with contemporary music that stands up to the test of time and is as vibrant and impactful today as it was in the Sixties."

Los Robles Master Chorale (LRMC), lauded for its "robust choral tapestry" (Artillery), is hailed for its remarkable sound, striking versatility, and commitment to commissioning new choral works. The Ventura County-based chorus harnesses the power of music to enrich the lives of people of all ages with repertoire ranging from early music and great choral masterworks to folk, contemporary and world music. Celebrating a rich legacy, LRMC presents its own concert series each season and performs with leading music organizations across the Southland in such iconic venues as Walt Disney Concert Hall, Hollywood Bowl and Royce Hall. The chorale has appeared with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, New West Symphony and Ventura Symphony, among others.

Tickets, on sale now, are $29; $22 for seniors; and $18 for students. The Performing Arts Education Center is located on the campus of Agoura High School at28545 W Driver Avenue, Agoura Hills, CA 91301. For tickets and information, please call (805) 526-7464 or visit www.losroblesmasterchorale.org.

(Photo Credit: Mark Lowry)

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