PARTNERS OF HARRIS CENTER
PLACER POPS CHORALE
Saturday, December 8, 2018 @ 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm
Sunday, December 9, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
We invite you to celebrate this joyous season with us, as we present a heartfelt pageant of sights and sounds that is at once uplifting and memorable. Come hear the beautiful voices of the Placer Pops Chorale members raised in song, accompanied by our wonderful instrumentalists and special guests.
Now in his fourteenth year as Artistic/Musical Director of the Placer Pops Chorale, Lorin Miller brings a distinguished background as a solo performer, music educator, and choral director. In addition to his work with the Chorale, Lorin serves as the Executive Musical Director and co-founder of A Gift of the Heart, a Placer County performing arts organization, and is on the voice faculty at William Jessup University in Rocklin. A California native, Lorin was raised in Grass Valley, where his childhood participation in the arts sparked a lifelong love of music and music education, culminating in his ongoing commitment to the Placer Pops Chorale and to its Scholarship Program for young performers. Lorin holds a master’s degree in Humanities, with a music performance concentration. He produced, recorded and toured with a solo album before pursuing film scoring at UCLA. Following his successful career in Hollywood television production, Lorin returned to his roots and to his love of music. Lorin has been a soloist with the Sacramento Choral Society and Orchestra, and he has performed nationally and internationally, throughout Europe and Asia, in a variety of styles from Bach to Broadway. This extensive solo career has included European tours with the A Gift of the Heart outreach program to Slovenia each year, and with the Sacramento Choral Society and Orchestra to Vienna, Prague, Budapest and Munich. In June of 2017, Lorin led the Placer Pops Chorale on a spectacular singing tour of Slovenia as part of a European celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. The Chorale performed to packed houses who thoroughly enjoyed the group's "taste of America." Prior European singing tours included Barcelona, Spain, in July of 2014, and four cities throughout Ireland in July of 2012.
Placer Pops Chorale
The Placer Pops Chorale, led by Artistic/Musical Director Lorin Miller, showcases professional-quality, highly entertaining choral music. This auditioned group, with its own orchestra, presents two major concert series each year, in May and in December, along with special appearances and benefit performances, including the annual, free A Gift of the Heart “Homeland” concert celebrating the 4th of July. Sung entirely from memory, the Chorale’s repertoire represents a variety of styles, with a strong emphasis on the popular music of the last 75 years, including the best of Broadway and Hollywood. Established as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the Chorale attracts talented multi-generational singers to the group, and draws scores of music lovers to its high-energy concerts – often sold out weeks in advance. Under Lorin’s inspired leadership, the Chorale has become known for its varied and innovative programs. Enhanced by creative costuming, staging and choreography, the Chorale consistently delivers a magical theater experience.
$21.50-$45.50; Student, Senior $18.50-$37.50
2 hour, 30 minutes; with 15 minute intermission