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Occidental College Glee Club Concert – Friday, January 15 at 7:30 PM

January 10, 2016 by  
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Occidental College Glee ClubThe Occidental College Glee Club from Los Angeles will perform at Wallingford Presbyterian Church at 7:30 PM on Friday, January 15. The 40 member glee club will be performing a concert of sacred music. The event is free and open to the public.





The glee club is conducted by Desiree La Vertu is an accomplished conductor, soloist, and voice teacher in the greater Los Angeles area. Ms. La Vertu became the Director of Choral Music at Occidental College in Los Angeles in the fall of 2009. Previously, she was the Director of the Glee Clubs at  the California Institute of Technology (Caltech).   Additionally, she was on the voice faculties of Chapman University and the summer graduate program at California State University, Los Angeles. She is one of the solo vocal coordinators and is on the choral-vocal faculty of the Idyllwild Arts Summer Festival Choir.

As a soprano, Ms. La Vertu specializes in the oratorio repertoire, and made her Walt Disney Concert Hall debut in 2005 as soprano soloist in Poulenc’s Gloria. Other solo performances include Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem at Disney Hall, Brahms’ Ein Deutches Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, Mozart’s Requiem, and Bach’s Magnificat, among others.  She was a long-time member of the Donald Brinegar Singers, and was a founding member of the female a capella quartet “Diva Complex.”

Pictures of concert:Watch slide show

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