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September 21, 2012
Re: “ The choir and its beautiful music ,” Thoughts from Dr. Joe, Sept. 16. What a lovely tribute and analysis of Jeff Brookey's passion for teaching beautiful music. Would that every teacher felt that their efforts to inspire emerging young adults are the “highest form of endeavor.” It is undeniable that singing beautiful music together can be magical in its transformational quality. Those of us whose children have left La Cañada High School better people because of their experience in the choir will always be grateful that Brookey is sharing his gift with our particular school and has continued a long tradition of excellence in the music program there.
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By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | May 2, 2012
Singing in a chorus might not be rocket science, but that hasn't stopped Jet Propulsion Laboratory workers from forming their own company of singers. The JPL Chorus will make its debut at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in a free concert with the Pasadena City College Chamber Singers at the Ambassador Auditorium in Pasadena. The NASA research facility in La Cañada Flintridge formed its first choral group in February, the idea born out of a discussion between Stephen Kulczycki, JPL's deputy director of communications and education, and Pasadena Symphony Chief Executive Paul Zdunek.
FEATURES
June 28, 2007
Jay Bicknell , a member of the 2007 graduating class at La Cañada High School, was the recipient of the $1,000 Paul Mayo Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship is in memory of Paul Mayo, an icon of choral music in Southern California. Criteria for the award includes being a graduating senior from La Cañada High School, participation in the high school choral music program, plans to major or minor in choral music at a four-year college or university and financial need.
FEATURES
August 20, 2009
Christian Frandsen , a member of the 2009 graduating class at La Cañada High School, was the recipient of the $1,000 Paul Mayo Memorial Scholarship . This scholarship is in memory of Paul Mayo, an icon of choral music in Southern California. Criteria for the award included being a graduating senior from La Cañada High School, participation in the high school choral music program, plans to major or minor in choral music or vocal performance at a four year college or university, and financial need.
NEWS
April 27, 2006
Through the Glendale Community Foundation, the Paul Mayo Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior at the Senior Awards Ceremony at La Cañada High School on June 5. The $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a senior planning to major or minor in choral music at a four-year college or university. Additional criteria include financial need and participation in the choral music program at the high school. An interview will be set up with the selection committee. Mayo, who died in June 2005, taught in the music department at Glendale Community College from 1965 to 1999.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 18, 2010
The La Cañada High School Choral Program will be performing its annual Fine Arts Concert on Thursday, March 25 at 7 p.m. The concert will be held at Lanterman Auditorium at 4491 Cornishon Ave. in La Cañada. The concert will feature the LCHS Women’s Ensemble, Men’s Ensemble, 7/8 Women’s Chorus, Concert Choir, and the Chamber Singers, singing a varied program of classical choral music from the Renaissance through the 21st Century. The music from such historical composers as Claudio Monteverdi, Orazio Vecchie, Johannes Brahms, and Edvard Grieg will be performed, as well as current works from America’s leading composers: Morten Lauridsen, Joshua Shank, and Eric Whitacre.
FEATURES
March 19, 2009
Scholarship applications are now available in the counselor’s office at La Cañada High School for the Paul Mayo Memorial Scholarship . In memory an icon of choral music in Southern California, the Paul Mayo Memorial Scholarship of $1,000 was established in 2006 at La Cañada High School to recognize a graduating senior who has been active in the school’s choral music program and who plans to continue that interest at the college...
NEWS
March 23, 2006
In memory of Paul Mayo, an icon of choral music in Southern California, a scholarship has been set up at La Cañada High School to recognize a graduating senior who has been active in the school's choral music program and who plans to continue that interest at the college level. Additional criteria will include financial need and a passion for and love of choral music. Paul Mayo, who died in June 2005, earned a degree in church music at USC in 1955. He began his teaching career in the music department at El Monte High School and then taught in the music department at Glendale Community College from 1965 until his retirement in 1999.
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NEWS
September 21, 2012
Re: “ The choir and its beautiful music ,” Thoughts from Dr. Joe, Sept. 16. What a lovely tribute and analysis of Jeff Brookey's passion for teaching beautiful music. Would that every teacher felt that their efforts to inspire emerging young adults are the “highest form of endeavor.” It is undeniable that singing beautiful music together can be magical in its transformational quality. Those of us whose children have left La Cañada High School better people because of their experience in the choir will always be grateful that Brookey is sharing his gift with our particular school and has continued a long tradition of excellence in the music program there.
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NEWS
By Joe Puglia | September 14, 2012
“Mr. Brookey! I'm trying to understand your gift,” I said. “How do you inspire your students?” He responded, “How can you not be positive and happy when you are singing?” Jeff Brookey is a local treasure. He's the choral music director of the concert choir at La Cañada High School. I had a million questions for him as I hoped to intellectualize the alchemy of his work. I wanted to understand why his choir holds its audience breathless after a performance. His responses were unpretentious; I realized that the success of the choir emanates from a humble nature.
COMMUNITY
May 9, 2012
Members of the Towne Singers were surprised at a recent rehearsal meeting when a representative of county Supervisor Mike Antonovich arrived to recognize the group's 25th anniversary. On Antonovich's behalf, Phillip Chen presented a proclamation to Beth Richey, choral director, honoring the group for its excellence and “for bringing people together to learn beautiful choral music and to present music to the community in concert, enriching the lives of its members and its audiences.” The group was founded in La Cañada in 1987 by Phyllis Winnaman, who was not present at the April 30 rehearsal.
NEWS
By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | May 2, 2012
Singing in a chorus might not be rocket science, but that hasn't stopped Jet Propulsion Laboratory workers from forming their own company of singers. The JPL Chorus will make its debut at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in a free concert with the Pasadena City College Chamber Singers at the Ambassador Auditorium in Pasadena. The NASA research facility in La Cañada Flintridge formed its first choral group in February, the idea born out of a discussion between Stephen Kulczycki, JPL's deputy director of communications and education, and Pasadena Symphony Chief Executive Paul Zdunek.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 18, 2010
The La Cañada High School Choral Program will be performing its annual Fine Arts Concert on Thursday, March 25 at 7 p.m. The concert will be held at Lanterman Auditorium at 4491 Cornishon Ave. in La Cañada. The concert will feature the LCHS Women’s Ensemble, Men’s Ensemble, 7/8 Women’s Chorus, Concert Choir, and the Chamber Singers, singing a varied program of classical choral music from the Renaissance through the 21st Century. The music from such historical composers as Claudio Monteverdi, Orazio Vecchie, Johannes Brahms, and Edvard Grieg will be performed, as well as current works from America’s leading composers: Morten Lauridsen, Joshua Shank, and Eric Whitacre.
FEATURES
August 20, 2009
Christian Frandsen , a member of the 2009 graduating class at La Cañada High School, was the recipient of the $1,000 Paul Mayo Memorial Scholarship . This scholarship is in memory of Paul Mayo, an icon of choral music in Southern California. Criteria for the award included being a graduating senior from La Cañada High School, participation in the high school choral music program, plans to major or minor in choral music or vocal performance at a four year college or university, and financial need.
FEATURES
March 19, 2009
Scholarship applications are now available in the counselor’s office at La Cañada High School for the Paul Mayo Memorial Scholarship . In memory an icon of choral music in Southern California, the Paul Mayo Memorial Scholarship of $1,000 was established in 2006 at La Cañada High School to recognize a graduating senior who has been active in the school’s choral music program and who plans to continue that interest at the college...
NEWS
March 6, 2008
Boosters golf sign ups now online The La Cañada High School Spartan Boosters annual “Quest” golf tournament, will be held at the La Cañada Flintridge Country Club on April 28. This year the Club has gone one more high-tech step with sign ups available online. Visit the club’s website at www.spartanboosters.org to sign up. The Boosters, an academic and athletic support organization raises much needed funds for the extracurricular activities for the seventh through 12th grades at La Cañada High School.
FEATURES
June 28, 2007
Jay Bicknell , a member of the 2007 graduating class at La Cañada High School, was the recipient of the $1,000 Paul Mayo Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship is in memory of Paul Mayo, an icon of choral music in Southern California. Criteria for the award includes being a graduating senior from La Cañada High School, participation in the high school choral music program, plans to major or minor in choral music at a four-year college or university and financial need.
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