Los Angeles Master Chorale performs Handel’s Messiah

Photo by Lee Salem

The Los Angeles Master Chorale wraps its holiday programming with a “traditional” concert version of Handel’s Messiah on Sunday, December 18, 2011, 7 pm, at Walt Disney Concert Hall.  Conducted by Music Director Grant Gershon and featuring 48 members of the acclaimed Los Angeles Master Chorale, four gifted soloists from among the choir’s ranks and a chamber orchestra, the concert provides a special opportunity to hear the oratorio performed by what many consider to be the best chorus in the country.  Soloists for the performance are Sunjoo Yeo, soprano, Janelle DeStefano, mezzo-soprano, Daniel Chaney, tenor and Abdiel Gonzalez, bass.

Composed in 1741 in a mere 24 days, Handel’s English-language oratorio may well be the most performed classical work of all time.  It is set to the libretto by Charles Jennens, who drew texts from the King James and Great Bibles.

Tickets range from $19 – $134.  Group rates are available.


Photo by Steve Cohn


Los Angeles Master Chorale

Handel: Messiah

Grant Gershon, Conductor

Sunjoo Yeo, Soprano

Janelle DeStefano, Mezzo-soprano

Daniel Chaney, Tenor

Abdiel Gonzalez, Bass


Sunday, December 18, 7 pm


Walt Disney Concert Hall   

111 S. Grand Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90012



Concert Tickets: $19 – $134;

Student Rush seats available at box office two hours before the performance.




or purchase here

(Tickets cannot be purchased at the Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office except on concert days starting 2 hours prior to the performance.)


Artists, program and ticket prices subject to change.


Pauline Adamek

Pauline Adamek is a Los Angeles-based arts enthusiast with twenty-five years' experience covering International Film Festivals and reviewing new Theatre, Film and Restaurants.


  • I have heard the Messiah at least 25 times, but this time, I felt no passion among the singers, the conductor, and especially not of the soloists.
    They missed notes, and in , “My Lord and my Redeemer”, the soloist was unable to sing the low notes, and one couldn’t even hear her.
    The baritone, who should have been a bass, did not pay attention to the conductor.
    Maestro Gershon was really almost asleep.
    A person next to me said,”We didn’t get the A Team this time”.
    I, personally was embarrassed to have brought newcomers to Disney Hall.

  • What a shame you found this concert lacking. I am sure you are highly familiar with this exquisite composition. It was my first experience and I had a simply marvelous experience.

    As for your indignation re “comment awaiting moderation” – I assure you this interval is standard on most discerning webmagazines.


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