The Golden Bridge is a new professional California-based vocal consort. Our singers are hand picked from the best local groups, including the Los Angeles Master Chorale. Our mission is to unite two great choral cultures: the Golden Tudor Era of England with the new, contemporary Golden Era of California. The exquisite masterpieces of Byrd and Tallis of the English Reformation, some 500 years ago, will sit alongside those of the Californian greats, including Lauridsen and Whitacre - the most performed and recorded choral gems of modern times.
Suzi Digby has devoted her life and work to unite cultures through choral music. The Golden Bridge will present, annually, programmes of the richest and greatest choral music of all time, deepening the audience's knowledge and understanding by supplementing each performance with Q & A's (involving Californian composers) and mini talks. The preeminent scholars of Californian and English history and musicology will contribute to the programme notes, further enhancing the multi-dimensional learning of the audience.
The concerts will take place every September in and around Los Angeles. They take place alongside Suzi Digby's work at University of Southern California, where she is visiting Professor in Choral Studies.
Patron: Morten Lauridsen, National Medal of Arts
Conductor, Founder and Artistic Director: Suzi Digby OBE