"Music from the Left Coast," the orchestra's new CD recorded with the Soweto Gospel Choir of South Africa, has just been released! It features original music by Grammy Award winning composer Christopher Tin, Ola Gjeilo, Ross Wright and Dwayne S. Milburn. Read more.
Thank you to everyone who has helped us grow and thrive over 30 years of wonderful music. It’s quite an accomplishment and you should be very proud. As we begin this Anniversary Season, it is clear that all of us involved in the Music Guild – subscribers, orchestra, board members, and audience – have a passion for music. Your support has transformed that passion into thirty years of great music, and we look forward to many more!
So I ask you, what is your musical passion? What is it about music that touches your soul? Why do you come to concerts? Why do you subscribe? What compels you to donate so that we can engage talented soloists and commission and perform new music?
Please tell us. Share your thoughts when you subscribe by mail or online. Visit our Facebook page or send an email to info@MusicGuildOnline.org. We would like to know what moves you and, unless you request otherwise, we’d like to share your passion for music with others during our Anniversary Season.
We have a great 30th season for you. Please enjoy the music!
— Tom Neenan, Music Director
Valor Academy photos by Cynthia Alden Smith
Our thanks to all our wonderful subscribers who have renewed their subscriptions from last season, and to the large number of single ticket buyers and new subscribers we have recently welcomed! We are very excited about our upcoming season, and we know you will be too.
Music Guild welcomed the U.S. Army Herald Trumpets Sunday, October 5 - free community event
St. Matthew’s Music Guild welcomed The U.S. Army Herald Trumpets to a community picnic event at St. Matthew’s Church (1031 Bienveneda Ave., Pacific Palisades) on Sunday, October 5 at 5:00 pm.
The event took place on the Founders Hall Meadow, was free of charge and open to everyone. Those attending were invited to bring a picnic blanket or lawn chairs and picnic supper. No food or beverages were sold.
The U.S. Army Herald Trumpets is the official fanfare ensemble for the President of the United States. Patterned after traditional British “fanfare” trumpet ensembles, The Herald Trumpets was formed to add splendor to official military ceremonies. The ensemble has performed for countless events of national and international significance. They have also performed in Olympic Games opening and closing ceremonies, the Super Bowl, The Kennedy Center Honors, the relighting of the Statue of Liberty, and the annual holiday celebrations “A Capitol Fourth,” “Christmas in Washington,” and “The National Memorial Day Concert.”