(Entertainment-NewsWire.com, December 16, 2019 ) The Gala is the Los Angeles Master Chorale’s largest fundraising event of the year. GALA 2019 raised a record amount of $741,000 from a combination of table & ticket sales, a live auction, a silent auction, and an education program appeal. The event was attended by over 300 guests.
Gala 2019, held at L.A.’s most intriguing new contemporary art museum, the Marciano Art Foundation, honored Lillian Pierson Lovelace for her philanthropic leadership and Doug Aitken for his artistic vision.
Mrs. Lovelace accepted the award presented by Grant Gershon, the Kiki & David Gindler Artistic Director and Jenny Wong, Associate Conductor. Ms. Lovelace spoke about the importance of choral music in her life and how gratifying it is to help Gershon and the Master Chorale realize projects including Lagrime and also Big Sing California.
Doug Aitken was presented with his award by 2018 philanthropic honorees Kiki Ramos Gindler and Board Member and former Board Chair David Gindler who described him as a “genre-bending artist.” Aitken spoke about the Gala event being a “historic moment for the arts in Los Angeles,” by bringing together the visual arts world with the performing arts. He encouraged guests to stop thinking of different art forms as “islands” but to instead focus on working together, without limits, to “build a continent.”
The Master Chorale partnered with the Marciano Art Foundation for the event. The foundation generously donated its distinctive space, a former Scottish Rite Masonic Temple built by Millard Sheets in 1961.
This elegant black-tie benefit supported the concerts and youth education programs of the Los Angeles Master Chorale.
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