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San Gabriel Valley Choral Company Presents Mother Tongue in Monrovia

San Gabriel Valley choral company Mother Tongue – Courtesy photo

the San Gabriel valley choral company presents mother tongue, a concert of English language pieces ranging from renaissance motets to the works of living composers.

On Saturday, March 3rd, at 7:30 p.m., join the San Gabriel Valley Choral Company (SGVCC) for their presentation of Mother Tongue at the Parish of Saint Luke’s (Saint Luke’s Episcopal Church), 122 South California Avenue, Monrovia, CA  91016.

Join the San Gabriel Valley Choral Company in the romanesque ambiance of historic St. Luke’s Episcopal Church for a thrilling choral concert featuring excerpts from Benjamin Britten’s haunting masterpiece “Rejoice in the Lamb”. You will also hear the choir sing English language pieces ranging from motets and folk songs to spirituals, African-American protest songs and settings of both English and American poets.

Tickets are $20 for general admission, $15 for seniors and students, and $5 for children under 12.  Tickets may be purchased online at or by sending checks payable to “SGVCC” to P.O. Box 2225 Monrovia, CA 91017.  They will also be available at the door.

The San Gabriel Valley Choral Company was founded in 1995 and has been bringing stunning choral music to the community ever since.  We invite the press to review our concerts as well as interview our new artistic director, Dr. Alexandra Grabarchuk.

Alexandra Grabarchuk, PhD, is a Ukrainian-born musicologist and performer. She received her doctorate from UCLA in 2015, supported by an Alvin H. Johnson AMS 50 Dissertation Fellowship Award and a UCLA Dissertation Year Fellowship. Her most recent publications include a chapter on Soviet progressive rock in Prog Rock in Europe: Overview of a Persistent Musical Style (2016), alongside the work of Allan Moore and Franco Fabbri. In addition to teaching and performing in the Los Angeles area, she has also worked as a score reader for the Metropolitan Opera’s LA-based live HD broadcast team since 2014.

The Details

Who: San Gabriel Valley Choral Company

What: Mother Tongue

Where: Saint Luke’s Episcopal Church, 122 South California Avenue, Monrovia

When: Saturday, March 3rd, 7:30 p.m.

Tickets: $5-$20

More Information: or 818-802-9602

February 9, 2018

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