Palestrina: master of all

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Praised and imitated by his contemporaries and revered throughout the centuries, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina crafted some of the greatest a capella music of all time. Jouyssance devotes an entire concert to this contrapuntal master, presenting not only his most beloved motets, but also the sumptuous Missa L'homme armé à 5.  Although he is long associated with the Catholic Church, Palestrina had a rarely seen secular side, which Jouyssance will explore with a selection of his madrigals.

Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
St. Andrew's Lutheran Church
11555 National Blvd., West Los Angeles

Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 4 p.m.
Church of the Angels
1100 Avenue 64, Pasadena


an early carol singalong


The annual Jouyssance Singalong has become a beloved tradition. You're invited this year to become the choir in an evening of "ancient" carols both familiar and rare. A reception with Wassail and other holiday traditions will follow.   In order to ensure that all singers have the proper scores, all participants must register by Friday, December 8.  CLICK HERE to register.

Monday, December 11, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
St. Phillip the Apostle Church
151 S. Hill Ave., Pasadena

Admission (at the door or in advance with your registration):
$15 (print your own scores)
$20 (receive your scores at the door)
Free admission for high school and college students with ID
Reduced rates for groups of 6 or more: contact or 213 533 9922

An international twelfth night

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Continuing its long tradition of honoring the Magi, Jouyssance will travel to four continents as it performs Medieval and Renaissance music of the holiday season. From Praetorius and Victoria to Bouzignac and Padilla, in tongues ranging from Nahuatl to merry olde English, Jouyssance will present a most multicultural celebration.  Concerts will be followed by receptions featuring holiday treats and libations.


Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 8 p.m.
St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church
10750 Ohio Ave., Westwood

Sunday, January 7, 2018 at 4 p.m.
Church of the Angels
1100 Avenue 64, Pasadena


welcome to all pleasures!

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Last season's collaboration with Los Angeles Baroque on Carissimi's Jephte was a smashing success. This season, LAB and Jouyssance will present Henry Purcell's Welcome to all Pleasures!, the composer's "other" Ode to St. Cecilia. Orlando Gibbons' Cries of London and several other works by William Byrd, Thomas Tallis, John Sheppard, John Dunstable, and others will round out the program.


Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 8 p.m.
St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church
10750 Ohio Avenue, Westwood

Sunday June 3, 2018 at 4 p.m.
St. Luke's Episcopal Church
122 S. California Ave. Monrovia

$25 General Admission
$20 Seniors / SCEMS members
$15 Students
Available at the door or in advance.