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You are invited to a very special evening of choral music as the L.A. Choral Lab presents PRAYERS & DANCES – a night of auditory meditations and movements. This two-part concert will transform a downtown Los Angeles warehouse into an audio-visual performance space. In act I, PRAYERS, audience members will be enwrapped in music, seated amongst the choristers and the conductor for a sound bath simulation. Act II, DANCES, is an exploration of the interplay of music, light, and color, a stimulating sensory experience with Werkartz’ massive infinity wall as the backdrop.

A no-host bar, food trucks, and local snack vendors will be on site before, during intermission, and after the show. Following the performance, join the members and artistic director of the L.A. Choral Lab, alongside many friends, as we convert the performance space into a dance floor with late night music provided by TRACER.




Mission Statement

The mission of the L.A. Choral Lab is to deliver unique, transformative performances of the choral repertoire, to provide musical and educational enrichment to amateur choral artists, to advocate for living composers and the music they write, and to reach out to the community in a way that creates new lovers of choral music.


Please Support Us

The L.A. Choral Lab is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, so every dollar received is used to directly cover concert costs and to compensate our singers and composers for their time and talents. Donations of any size are welcomed and appreciated, and donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. Please click here to go to our secure online donor portal, managed by Qgiv.


Michael Alfera, Artistic Director

Michael Alfera is the conductor and artistic director of the L.A. Choral Lab. Critically hailed as a “detailed and expressive conductor, truly fascinating to watch,” Mr. Alfera brings with him diverse musical experience as a pianist, composer, musical director, accompanist, arranger, and music teacher. His interest in new classical music led him to found the L.A. Choral Lab in early 2014.


The L.A. Choral Lab wishes to express its gratitude for the supporters who help keep us alive and who enable us to make music. The L.A. Choral Lab was founded in early 2014; contributors are recognized below according to their cumulative to-date financial contributions.

Founder’s Circle ($2500+) Julian King Joseph P. Giarrusso Janet and Vince Esposito Total Corporate Solutions Victoria and Frank Hobbs David Werthe Founding Friends ($500-$2499) Patrick Cullen Jim Geiger Colin Gibson Michael Graham Steven Neiffer Brian Roskam Supporters ($100-$499) Matthew Alexander William & Valerie Alfera George Blanco Bill Bowersock Mark Britt Lillaurie Durousseau Judy French Zachary Gassoumis Robert Gordon Stewart Gordon Thomas Hietter Jill Hunting and Bob Aicher Mary Helen Immordino-Yang Michael Johnson Jeffrey Jones Robert Mendow Adam Merrin Joan and Larry Rudd Linda and Samuel Stal Mark Thompson William Treadway Christine Zardeneta Boosters ($1-$99) Mariana Aguilar Richard Albertson Andrew Bender Fred Camerer Katherine Carver Mark Davis Matthew French Anthony Gangitano Ron & Barbara Goldman Dominic Gregorio Douglas Hutchinson Michael Kelly Zachary Krasman William Marrone Steven McCleave Alex Morales David Sperber Katlin Stazer Aubrey & Celeste Torres Lee Walkup Curtis Wilkins

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