Patrick Morrow Appointed Director of Development of Los Angeles Master Chorale
Date: October 5, 2012
Location: California, USA
Choir type: Professional Choirs
Patrick Morrow, a seasoned non-profit development professional with more than a decade of experience in the Greater Los Angeles arts community, has been appointed Director of Development of the Los Angeles Master Chorale (LAMC), one of the world’s leading professional choirs, it was announced by LAMC President/CEO Terry Knowles. Morrow, who holds a BA from Yale and a JD from the University of San Francisco School of Law, most recently served as Director of the Office of President at The Colburn School in Los Angeles, where he acted as chief of staff to the school’s faculty and support staff and, in addition to other responsibilities, served as Board liaison and provided counsel in the areas of planned giving and major gifts. Prior to that Morrow, a Sherman Oaks resident, was a Planned Giving Officer at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and previously served as a Major Gifts and Planned Giving Officer at The Los Angels Philharmonic Association.
“We are pleased to welcome Patrick to the Los Angeles Master Chorale’s staff,” says Knowles. “His professional qualifications, extensive experience in major gifts and planned giving in the Los Angeles community and passion for music make him uniquely qualified for this position. The Board of Directors and I look forward to working closely with him on the strategic expansion of the Chorale’s development initiatives.”
Giving a voice to Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Grammy-nominated Los Angeles Master Chorale is led by Music Director Grant Gershon. The New York Times calls the choir “inspired,” and The New York Observer declares it “a superb vocal ensemble.” The Chorale is currently in its 49th season as a resident company of The Music Center of Los Angeles County and its 10th as the resident chorus at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Presenting its own concert series each season, it performs choral music from the earliest writings to the most recent contemporary compositions. To date, the choir has commissioned 27 and premiered 76 new works, of which 44 were world premieres, and has been awarded three ASCAP/Chorus America Awards for Adventurous Programming as well as Chorus America’s prestigious Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence. The Chorale has performed in more than 300 concerts with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at both Disney Hall and the Hollywood Bowl and has also appeared at the Ojai Music Festival, the Great Performers series at Lincoln Center, and the Overture Center in Madison, Wisconsin, as well as in leading venues throughout the Southland. Its discography includes five CDs under Gershon’s baton. LAMC previously released three CDs under Music Director Emeritus Paul Salamunovich on RCM, including the Grammy-nominated Lauridsen-Lux Aeterna. The Chorale is also featured with Gershon on the soundtracks of such major motion pictures as Lady in the Water and License to Wed. Serving more than 30,000 audience members of all ages annually, the Los Angeles Master Chorale also provides award-winning education outreach to some 6,000 students each year.