Hi Los Angeles JPF Members,

Angel City Chorale is "Playing it Forward" and building community, one song at a time!

Just want to share that my choir, Angel City Chorale (semi finalists on America's Got Talent in 2018) is offering a free summer virtual concert on June 5th at 6:00 p.m. PST! Please RSVP at angelcitychorale.org/playitforward and feel free to list me as the referring choir member. *If you aren't able to watch it on June 5th, RSVP and you will be sent a link so you can watch it later! smile

I've sung with Angel City Chorale since 1999, and love this amazing community of singers and artists. I've also been a JPF member for a long time, and truly appreciate the way members here support each other's projects!

Here's some information from our website:
The concert will highlight our joy at the prospect of emerging from a long tunnel of isolation. Focusing in on the theme of giving back to our beloved community, Artistic Director Sue Fink directs the chorale in this uplifting, hour-long streaming event featuring both well known and new songs. And we won't just sing about causes near and dear to our hearts, we'll also be showcasing some of the outreach activities we're most proud of. Other highlights include stunning animation, choral-ography, a tree planting, a fun collaborative art project, and of course a visit from our own Angel City Youth Chorale, all performed and filmed using social distancing. It's an upbeat, joy-filled extravaganza you won't want to miss!

As with our 2020 holiday concert, Play it Forward is being offered free of charge as a gift to the chorale’s fans. However, like most arts organizations, Angel City Chorale is struggling, and this concert cost more to produce than a standard live event. Your tax-deductible donations are appreciated, and help us bring music to the world.

About Angel City Chorale:
Now in its 27th year among the premier choral groups in Southern California, Angel City Chorale is proud to represent the spirit and diversity of Los Angeles in its membership, its music, and its outreach activities, thereby fulfilling its mission to “Build Community One Song at a Time.” Celebrated Artistic Director Fink founded the Chorale at world-famous McCabe’s Guitar Shop in 1993 with 18 singers – which has now grown to over 180 talented and dedicated singers, presenting a broad and eclectic repertoire including classical, gospel, jazz, pop and world music.

Angel City Chorale is perhaps best known for its performances on NBC’s top-rated talent competition America’s Got Talent (2018), making it all the way to the semi-finals. Hailed by Simon Cowell as “one of the best choirs we’ve ever had,” the Chorale earned the coveted Golden Buzzer, touching nearly 20 million viewers with their rich sound and compelling message of unity and diversity. The video of Angel City Chorale’s captivating performance of Toto’s “Africa” has been viewed more than 80 million times by people around the world.

True to their mission of community building, Angel City Chorale is collaborating with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Los Angeles County in forming the Angel City Youth Chorale, whose members currently rehearse virtually. The Chorale is committed to resuming its Tour of Hope program, in which ACC takes its concert repertoire directly to underserved populations and service organizations in Los Angeles, once the safety of our members and community allow.

Angel City Chorale is a California Non-Profit Public Benefit Corporation and 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. For additional information, interviews and other press inquiries, please contact pr@angelcitychorale.org.

MISSION: To inspire unity and celebrate diversity through the uplifting power of choral music.

VISION: We sing to foster harmony & community in Los Angeles and throughout the world.

VALUES:

TRANSFORMATIVE POWER OF MUSIC
We believe in the power of song to unite, inspire and heal.
MUSICAL EXCELLENCE
We believe that each performance is an opportunity to demonstrate our commitment to the highest musical standards and to convey the joy we feel in performing choral music.
DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION
We believe that greater harmony is achieved when diverse voices are raised together. By growing from our differences and respecting each voice, we can reach our potential as a community.
AUTHENTICITY
We believe that our music should reflect our collective values and instill hope in our ability to address the challenges we face as a community.
PUBLIC BENEFIT
We believe that as a non-profit, ACC should have a profound impact for the good of the communities we serve.
EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT
We believe we have a responsibility to spread appreciation for choral music and develop the next generation of audiences and choral musicians.
COLLABORATION
We believe that by partnering with community organizations and other artists around shared goals and beliefs we can broaden our impact and further our mission.

Here is a link to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/AngelCityChorale
You can view many videos from our past performances! We are hoping to perform in person this fall!!
Here's our video of "Africa" that went viral: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-c9-poC5HGw

You can find more information about Angel City Chorale at www.angelcitychorale.org
We can't wait to share our latest concert with you!
Hope to "see" you there! smile
Emily Sanders

Last edited by Emily Sanders; 05/28/21 12:52 PM.