LA Lawyers Philharmonic & Legal Voices To Honor Legendary Songwriter Richard M. Sherman At Disney Hall
Master of Ceremonies will be KFI radio personality Bill Handel. Jim Raycroft is the choral director.
Tickets range from $20 to $100. Fifty-percent (50%) of the ticket cost is a tax-deductible donation. Twenty-five-percent (25%) of net ticket proceeds will be donated to the Los Angeles County Bar Counsel for Justice and the Beverly Hills Bar Foundation, which both provide legal services to those who cannot afford them. Another 25% will go to the Los Angeles Lawyers Philharmonic, which is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation that performs concerts to raise funds for many charitable causes. For more information and tickets, visit www.LALawyersPhil.org.
ABOUT THE LA LAWYERS PHILHARMONIC & LEGAL VOICES: Proclaimed by the City of Los Angeles as LAs Only Legal Orchestra, the Los Angeles Lawyers Philharmonic was founded by attorney/conductor Gary S. Greene. The orchestra held its first rehearsal on January 19, 2009 with 30 legal musicians and performed its debut concert on January 30, 2009. Since then, the orchestra has grown to 75 members and performed more than 40 concerts, raising more than tens of thousands of dollars to benefit those who cannot afford legal services and for other charitable purposes.
Greene also founded the orchestras chorus, Legal Voices, and on April 30, 2011, the group held its first rehearsal. Three months later on July 30, 2011, they debuted with the LA Lawyers Phil at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Consisting of more than 100 voices, Legal Voices gave a triumphant performance of the finale of Beethovens 9th Symphony, the Ode To Joy. On that date, the County of Los Angeles proclaimed the Los Angeles Lawyers Philharmonic and Legal Voices as LAs Only Legal Orchestra and Chorus.
In 2012, Greene formed the award-winning Gary Greene, Esq. and His Big Band of Barristers. In the same year, the band participated in the American Bar Associations Battle of the Lawyer Bands and was invited to perform in Chicago where they took first place and have been dubbed, Americas #1 Legal Band.
These musical organizations are under the umbrella of the Los Angeles Lawyers Philharmonic where lawyers, judges, law students and legal staff meet in harmony. The members include conservatory graduates, professional musicians as well as hobbyists who are dusting off instruments they played in their youth. Others are harmonizing using their voices that are more commonly heard in the courtroom than on the concert stage. Nevertheless, the music prevails. The orchestra, chorus and big band perform on a professional level for bar associations, civic and charitable events. In fact, the musicals groups have raised funds for a number of charitable organizations including the American Diabetes Association, City of Hope, Ascencia (supporting the homeless), Wounded Warriors Project, the Westwood Transitional Village, the Bessie Pregerson Child Development Center, Inner City Law Center and World AIDS Day. The LA Lawyers Phil is a recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. For more information, visit www.LALawyersPhil.org.