Original Art by Edward Gorey
Animal enthusiast extraordinaire, artist and author Edward Gorey (1925‐2000) exhibited a particular fondness for all creatures, from sweet to spooky. His love of bats sparked his interest in designing the sets and costumes for the stage play, “Dracula.” So successful was his production of “Dracula” that Gorey was able to purchase an historic house in Yarmouth Port, MA. Now called the Edward Gorey House, it is a museum that celebrates his life and work.
Hollywood Master Chorale's 22nd Season is worth wating for!
On Deceber 4, 2016, the chorale will kick off the holiday season with "Anticipate!," a concert that will have you on the edge of your seat. As Artistic Director Dr. Stephen Pu explains, “I want our concert to be a part of what everyone is anticipating, helping to remind everyone that this season is a time of precious togetherness, heartwarming charity, and breathtaking beauty. Our concert will offer songs that depict all of these qualities as we embody the excitement that makes the winter season so special....”
Just to give you a taste: there's Morten Lauridsen's Lux Aeterna, an ethereal contemporary masterwork.
Craig Courney's Musicological Journey Through the Twelve Days of Christmas will amuse and delight. You will see why Gorey's "Lords a-Leaping" illustration is so apt.
Michelle Green Willner's Sim Shalom (Grant Us Peace,) a candlelight blessing from Steve Rothstein, and White Winter Hymnal by Robin Pecknold, (not what you might expect,) all reflect on special moments of the season.
There will be carols!
We Welcome Dr. Stephen Pu
Stephen Pu is an award-winning choral-orchestral conductor, pianist, singer, and teacher. As a pianist, Stephen has won many awards from regional competitions and appeared in concert both in California and Hawaii to enthusiastic applause. A noted singer as well, he has performed on many major stages, including Hollywood Bowl, Walt Disney Concert Hall, and Carnegie Hall.