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Fall Choral Concert - All is Full of Love

UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music

Monday November 27, 2023


St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church


UCLA Chamber Singers

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Gina Han
Hailey Samphone
Hannah Verduzco
Krystal Mao
Lilia Salido-Rico
Madison Chamberlain
Mia Ruhman
Milla Moretti
Morgan Moss
Siqi Zhaung



Carmen Voskuhl
Camryn Deisman
Celina Kintcher
Joung-A Monica Yum
Yekaterina Lynch
Olivia Salazar
Phaedra Panagiotidis
Rachel Hahn
Shannon Delijani
Sofia Del’Agostino
Sydney Wang



Christopher Shayota
Cooper Burdick
Evan Bird
Kevin Corrigan
Sam Song



Billy Xiong
Diego Dela Cruz
James Scott
Joshua Valdes
Kevin Cornwell
Kyle Xu
Leland Smith
Naveed Perkins
Troy Robertson
Yoni Fogelman

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UCLA Chorale

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Mitka Agarwal
Lindsay Bettencourt
Gracie Bitting
Anne Chen
Rubi Choi
Yeonwoo Chu
Barenya Das
Ereni Delis
Sasha Gomes
Sarah Harris
London Hibbs
Sophie Ivancovich
Katherine Jaramillo
Mika King
Kate Kresser
Marina Leal
Katelyn Lee
Yaochi Li
Johanna Liu
Allison Lium
Madison Prince
Joanne Sarsam
Iris Shen
Iris Sloan
Valerie So
Vivian Sun
Anneke Talke
Emily Taylor
Laur Trustee
Chushu Shen
Vivian Sun
Siqi Zhuang



Nicole Chang
Artemis Chavez
Emily Chen
Shih Yan Chou
Yueheng Feng
Hazelle Gunawan
Annie Huang
Jaeyeon Jung
Nora Jung
Reina Kim
Ashley Lu
Kaya Lu
Tatiana Maia
Sydney Marable
Ana Martinez
Eleanor Muhawi
Isabella Murray
Noor Nakhaeli
Yue Que
Natalia Rael
Olivia Roske
Julia Rubight
Yutong Shi
Stephie Tsao
Claire Wang
Anna Yan
Joung-A Monica Yum



Seth Bobrowsky
Jaden Boggs
Benicio Corona De Flores
Brendan Field
Mark Gross
Sean Kawanami
Joey Marcinik
John Odeh
Jack Pawlakos
George Piustin
Srinath Saikrishnan
Vikram Seenivasam
Ryan Schoenburg
Kevin Tran
Austin Wen
Trevor Wong



Ahmed Ali
Nick Boschert
William Chang
Kevin Cornwell II
JP Hicks
Jeffrey Lim
Chang Liu
Percival Liu
Jeston Lu
Thank Samuel Mulick
Hagen Papenburg
Troy Roberson
James Scott
Thomas Underwood
Aidan Vass
Austin Wen
Steve Wise
Jonathan Wu

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James K. Bass

Dr. James Bass

Director of Choral Studies See Bio

James K. Bass, three-time GRAMMY®-nominated singer and conductor, is Professor and Chair of the Department of Music, and Director of Choral Studies at The Herb Alpert School of Music at UCLA. He is the Associate Conductor and Director of Education for the Miami-based ensemble Seraphic Fire and is the Artistic Director of the Long Beach Camerata Singers.


Bass is an active soloist and ensemble artist. In 2017 he made his Cleveland Orchestra solo debut singing with Franz Welser-Möst and the orchestra in Miami and in Severance Hall, Cleveland. Other engagements as a soloist include the New World Symphony with Michael Tilson-Thomas, The Florida Orchestra, Grand Rapids Symphony, Back Bay Chorale and Orchestra, Firebird Chamber Orchestra, and The Sebastians. He has appeared with numerous professional vocal ensembles including Seraphic Fire, Conspirare, the Santa Fe Desert Chorale, Apollo Master Chorale, Vox Humanae, True Concord, and Spire. He was the featured baritone soloist on the GRAMMY-nominated recording Pablo Neruda: The Poet Sings with fellow singer Lauren Snouffer, conductor Craig Hella-Johnson, and the GRAMMY-winning ensemble Conpirare. He is one of 13 singers on the GRAMMY®-nominated disc A Seraphic Fire Christmas and appears on CD recordings on the Harmonia Mundi, Naxos, Albany, and Seraphic Fire Media labels.


Bass was selected by the master conductor of the Amsterdam Baroque Soloists, Ton Koopman, to be one of only 20 singers for a presentation of Cantatas by J. S. Bach in Carnegie Hall and was an auditioned member of Robert Shaw’s workshop choir at Carnegie. He has appeared as conductor with the Florida Orchestra during their annual education concerts.


During his tenure as Artistic Director for the Master Chorale of Tampa Bay, the official chorus of the Florida Orchestra, he was responsible for five recordings and multiple world premieres. In 2012 he served as chorusmaster and co-editor for the Naxos recording entitled Delius: Sea Drift and Appalachia featuring the Florida Orchestra and conducted by Stefan Sanderling. In 2014 he was the principal preparer for the recording Holiday Pops Live! conducted by the principal pops conductor Jeff Tyzik. During his tenure as a chorusmaster, he has prepared choirs for Sir Colin Davis, Sir David Willcocks, Jahja Ling, Michael Tilson-Thomas, Gerard Schwarz, Giancarlo Guerrero, Michael Francis, Marcelo Lehninger, Stefan Sanderling, Evan Rogister, Danail Rachlev, Joshua Weilerstein, Markus Huber, David Lockington, Xian Zhang, Patrick Quigley, and Neal Stulberg.


His professional career has coincided with the development of Seraphic Fire as one of the premier vocal ensembles in the United States. He has been actively involved as soloist, ensemble artist, editor, producer, and preparer for 14 of the ensemble’s recordings and routinely conducts the ensemble in Miami and on tour. During the summer of 2011, he co-founded the Professional Choral Institute. In its inaugural year of recording, Seraphic Fire and PCI received the GRAMMY® nomination for Best Choral Performance for their recording of Johannes Brahms’ Ein Deuthches Requiem. As the Director of Education for the ensemble, he has been involved with annual events that service more than 2000 students in the Miami-Dade county area each year. In 2017 Seraphic Fire and UCLA launched a new educational initiative entitled the Ensemble Artist Program that aims to identify and train the next generation of high-level ensemble singers.


Bass received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Miami, where he was a doctoral fellow, and is a graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy.

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Dr. Ryan Brown

Associate Conductor - Choral Studies See Bio

Dr. Ryan R. Brown has been praised for his evocative conducting, flexible vocalism, and charismatic leadership. Committed to broadening the choral audience through captivating programming and innovative performance practices, Brown cultivates passionate and expressive vocal artistry which empowers performers to connect with their own humanity and inspires audiences.


Brown is a Lecturer of Music at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. He also serves as the Artistic Director of the Laguna Beach Chamber Singers and a Teaching Artist for the Voces8 Foundation. In previous roles, Brown served as Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Lone Star College – University Park, Choral Director at California School of The Arts – San Gabriel Valley, Artistic Director of the Arroyo Singers, Associate Conductor for the National Children’s Chorus, Artistic Director for Diamonds From the Dust, and Choral Director at Wachusett Regional High School.


In addition to his career as a conductor and educator, Brown enjoys a career as a lyric baritone and has performed as a soloist with several major orchestras including the Philadelphia Orchestra and the New Haven Symphony Orchestra. As an ensemble artist, he regularly engages with professional choral ensembles across the country including Los Angeles Master Chorale, Houston Chamber Choir, Red Shift, and Concora. As a passionate performer and advocate of 21st-century opera, oratorio, and cantata, Brown has recently took part in several newly written works such as Toshio Hosokawa’s Matsukaze, Daniel Kangg’s Two Streams, Sarah Kirkland Snider’s Mass For The Endangered, and the Grammy Award-winning recording of Richard Danielpour’s The Passion of Yeshua.


Brown holds a BM in Music Education from Westminster Choir College, and two graduate degrees in Choral Conducting (MM & DMA) from UCLA. Brown resides in Long Beach, CA with his two dogs Rocko and Treble.

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Dr. James Lent

Collaborative Pianist

Pianist James Lent is Lecturer and Coordinator of Instrumental Collaborative Piano at UCLA in addition to serving as a coach and accompanist for vocal studies. James completed his DMA at the Yale School of Music under teachers Boris Berman, Claude Frank, and Peter Frankl. He made his Alabama Symphony debut to critical acclaim performing Rachmaninoff’s Concerto No. 2 on 24 hours’ notice to replace Andre Watts.


He has performed with the Vancouver Symphony, the Houston Symphony, the Shanghai Philharmonic, the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, the Utah Symphony and the Florida West Coast Symphony, among others, and as solo recitalist at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, the Schleswig-Holstein Festival in Germany, for the National Chopin Foundation in Miami, at Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and at the Cleveland Museum of Art, where he premiered a new work written for him by American composer Frederic Rzewski.


Lent has performed with the renowned Paris-based Ensemble Intercontemporain under the direction of Pierre Boulez in a sold-out concert at Carnegie Hall, and his performances have been heard on National Public Radio.


His numerous awards include prizes in the New York Concert Artists Guild International Competition, the National Chopin Competition, the Washington International Piano Competition at the Kennedy Center, the Olga Koussevitsky Piano Competition in New York, and the Houston Symphony Ima Hogg National Young Artist Competition.He was a fellowship recipient at the Aspen Music Festival, the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, the Sarasota Music Festival, and the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, where he studied with Jerome Lowenthal.


Lent also teaches at AMDA (American Musical and Dramatic Academy) as collaborative pianist, vocal coach, and musical director. He has also served on the summer faculty at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara and the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival.

Collaborative Pianist


UCLA Chamber Singers


Dr. James. K. Bass, Director of Choral Studies
Dr. James Lent, Collaborative Pianist


Yoni Fogelman (b. 2002)

The Everlasting Flame

Troy Robertson, Conductor
Alaina Stark, Harp


Ola Gjeilo (b.1978)

Ubi Caritas

Joung-A Monica Yum, Conductor


Maurice Durufle (1902-1986)

Ubi Caritas

Kevin Cornwell II, Conductor


Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)

Balulalow from A Ceremony of Carols

Madison Chamberlain, Soloist
Alaina Stark, Harp


Arr. Norman Luboff (1917-1987)

Still, Still, Still

James Scott, Conductor
Alaina Stark, Harp


Ola Gjeilo (b.1978)

Away in a Manger

Krystal Mao, Soloist


P. Tchaikovsky/Arr. J. Funk (b.1971)

Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy



UCLA Chorale


Dr. Ryan R. Brown, Associate Conductor – Choral Studies
Dr. James Lent, Collaborative Pianist


Eleanor Daley (b. 1955)

Jesus Christ The Apple Tree

Vocal Trio: Allison Lium, Laur Trustee, Sarah Harris


Björk (b. 1965), Arr. David Moore (b. 1962)

All Is Full of Love


Joaquin Nin-Culmell (1908-2004)

La Virgen Lava Pañales

Robby Good, Tambourine


Elaine Hagenberg (b. 1979)

O Love

James Scott, Conductor
Edward Li, Cello


John Gardner (1917-2011)

Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day

Kevin Cornwell II, Conductor
Robby Good, Tambourine


Dan Forrest (b. 1978)

See Amid The Winter’s Snow

Robby Good, Percussion



UCLA Chamber Singers
UCLA Chorale


Dr. James Bass, Conductor


Hebrew Folk Song, Arr. Neil Ginsberg (b. 1969)

Hine Ma Tov

Ally Cho, Violin


Greg Knauf (b. 1972)

Deep Peace

Donor Acknowledgement

This event is made possible by the David and Irmgard Dobrow Fund. Classical music was a passion of the Dobrows, who established a generous endowment at The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music to make programs like this possible. We are proud to celebrate this program as part of the 2023 – 24 Dobrow Series.