LA scraps 20/21, but extends conductor to 2025

LA scraps 20/21, but extends conductor to 2025


norman lebrecht

July 23, 2020

The Los Angeles Master Chorale, resident at Walt Disney Hall, has called off the rest of its 20/21 season but extended conductor Grant Gershon to 2025.

Here‘s why.


Grant says: I’m overwhelmed by the incredible positivity and support coming at the Los Angeles Master Chorale since this announcement yesterday. While this is a difficult and painful time for our artists, it’s more clear to us than ever before that we can use our voices to open eyes, ears and hearts—in order to build a more just, equitable and beauty-filled future.

I’m so proud to be a part of this new leadership team with Jenny Wong, our Associate Artistic Director, Reena Esmail, our Swan Family Artist in Residence and Jean Davidson, our President and CEO. Our vision and sense of mission is stronger and more urgent now than ever before. Thank you to all who have offered encouragement to us, and thank you especially to the entire Master Chorale family! We will come through this strong…and changed!!!


  • caranome says:

    In the racist and racial ideology of the day that’s been rammed down our throats, underrepresented people really mean black. No one else counts, or a lot less. Asians and women basically don’t count anymore in woke points. What’s needed are transgender/sexually confused blacks, they are the ultimate woke hires to show the whites are not racists. I am Chinese-American, and disgusted by (the woke) whites whimpering, self-flagellating and cowering in this surrender against a totally false narrative.