Morten Lauridsen will be at the April 2nd concert featuring Lux Aeterna

Morten Lauridsen will be at our April 2nd concert featuring his Lux Aeterna.  He will also give a pre-concert lecture at 6:30 PM.


The music of Morten Lauridsen occupies a permanent place in the standard vocal repertoire of the Twenty-First Century.  His eight vocal cycles (Lux Aeterna, Les Chansons des Roses, Madrigali: Six ‘FireSongs’ on Italian Renaissance Poems, A Winter Come, Cuatro Canciones, A Backyard Universe, Nocturnes and Mid-Winter Songs on Poems by Robert Graves), instrumental works, art songs and series of motets (including O Magnum Mysterium) are performed throughout the world and have been recorded on over two hundred CDs, including several that received Grammy nominations.

Mr. Lauridsen (b. 1943) served as Composer-in-Residence of the Los Angeles Master Chorale from 1995-2001 and is currently Distinguished Professor of Composition at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music and Honorary Artistic President of INTERKULTUR/World Choir Games. ).  He has held residencies at over one hundred universities and is the recipient of four honorary doctorates and the ASCAP Foundation “Life in Music” Award. A prize-winning documentary by Michael Stillwater, Shining Night – A Portrait of Composer Morten Lauridsen, was released in 2012 (

In 2006 Lauridsen was named an “American Choral Master” by the National Endowment for the Arts and in 2007 he was awarded the National Medal of Arts, the highest artistic award in the United States, by the President in a White House ceremony “for his composition of radiant choral works combining musical beauty, power, and spiritual depth that have thrilled audiences worldwide.”

A native of Portland, Oregon, Morten Lauridsen worked as a Forest Service fire-fighter and lookout on a remote tower near Mt. St. Helens before attending Whitman College and USC. He now divides his time between Los Angeles and his summer cabins in the San Juan Islands of Washington State. More information is at

Opportunity Drawing!

At our next concert on June 12th, we will have an opportunity drawing with some great prizes!


1st Prize | Terranea Resort
1 (one) night based on availability.  Includes breakfast and golf ($750 Value)

2nd Prize | Necklace
Sterling Silver Multi-Strand Heart Necklace ($695 Value)

3rd Prize | Clock
Howard Miller Wall Clock ($200 Value)

4th Prize | Burke Williams
Spa Treatment ($180 Value)

5th Prize | Trump National Golf Course
Dinner for 2 ($150 Value)

6th Prize | Piano Lessons
4 (four) 30 minute piano lessons at Hills Academy ($150 Value)

Ticket Prices

1 Ticket | $10.00
7 Tickets| $50.00

3 Tickets | $25.00
15 Tickets | $100.00

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If you have any questions, feel free to call us at:

(424) 262-7464 (424-262-SING)

All proceeds will benefit the Joanna Medawar Nachef Singers and will be used for any expense deemed necessary by the Board for the running of JMNS.  This included but is not limited to: supplies, music, personnel, venues, marketing and PR.

JMNS is a California non-profit organization.
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