Ebell harmonizes with Inner City Youth Orchestra for Benefit Concert

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“I’ll find a way or I’ll make one” – that is the Ebell Club’s motto and may be just as applicable to the Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles. Their After-School Music and Literacy Programs and The Ebell of Los Angeles‘ Preservation and Restoration Fund will both benefit from this one-of-a-kind concert performance on Sunday April 26 at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre.


Special Performances by
Pianist Jordon Daniels, and sopranos Gertrude Bradley and Dabney Jones.
Including The Ebell Chorale, the Women of the ICYOLA Chorus, and the World Premier performances of settings of the poerty of Langsten Hughes and Maya Angelou composed by Charles Dickerson, Conductor.

The Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles (ICYOLA) provides inner city youth with the opportunity to learn and perform the great orchestral music of the world. It aspires to prepare its members for advanced study – musical and otherwise – and for high caliber success for life. It is open to all young people from ages 10-25 with a basic level of competence on orchestral instruments. The Orchestra has performed for First Lady Michelle Obama, and as part of the dedication ceremonies for the memorial to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the National Mall in Washington, DC.

The ICYOLA Chorus is an outgrowth of the ICYOLA Orchestra, and it is comprised of persons of a variety of ages who are dedicated to learning and performing the great choral music of the world. Members of the Chorus participated in the Gala Concert at the Hollywood Bowl celebrating the inauguration of Maestro Gustavo Dudamel as Music Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

ICYOLA Conductor: Charles Dickerson is Music Director and Conductor of The Southeast Symphony, Director of Music at Rolling Hills United Methodist Church, Music Director of the Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles (ICYOLA), and Director of the Inner City Education Foundation (ICEF) Youth Orchestra.

The Ebell of Los Angeles: The Ebell of Los Angeles is an educational and philanthropic organization founded by women in 1894. The historic Ebell Clubhouse and Wilshire Ebell Theatre was built in 1927 and is designated an Official American Treasure. The Ebell is host to the Women’s Club activities as well as special events, weddings, theatrical productions, concerts, red carpet premiers and film productions.

The Ebell Chorale is a 20-voice ensemble of women. It is unclear exactly how old the Chorale is but the Club was founded in 1894 and the Chorale sprang up shortly after that. The Chorale entertains the Club members at a Holiday Concert and a Spring Concert. They also go into the community to bring cheer to retirement homes throughout Los Angeles.

Ebell Chorale Conductor: Michael Alfera is the Conductor of the Ebell Chorale at the Ebell of Los Angeles. He is the Founder/Artistic Director at the L.A. Choral Lab and accompanist at the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles. Mr. Alfera studied music/piano at the University of Southern California.

Tickets can be purchased at or by calling 323-939-1128

$350 Friend Sponsor includes name in program, 2 VIP tickets to the concert, 2 tickets to the Pre-concert reception, ICYOLA gift
$150 Pre-concert reception, preferred seating, name in program, ICYOLA memento
$100.00 preferential seating, name in program, ICYOLA memento
$50.00 reserved seating
$35.00 balcony seating

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