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Dr. John Sutton

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Artistic Director

Phone: (818) ***-****  HQ Phone
Local Address:  Los Angeles , California , United States
Angeles Chorale
20929 Ventura Blvd. Suite 47
Woodland Hills , California 91364
United States

Company Description: "Every member of the Angeles Chorale is dedicated to the highest level of professional performance. We always strive to present our audiences with a musical...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • B.A.
    Northwest University
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board-members, 21 Jan 2016 [cached]
John Sutton - Altadena, CA
John Sutton is a highly active leader in the choral arts. Dr. Sutton serves as the Director of Choral Activities and lectures in the School of Music at Azusa Pacific University located 30 minutes from downtown Los Angeles. There he conducts the Oratorio Choir, and the University Choir and Orchestra. He is Artistic Director of the Angeles Chorale; Conductor of Choral Ministries at Lake Avenue Church in Pasadena, CA; and Musical Director and Conductor for the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association annual Christmas Holiday Sing-a-Long.
Dr. Sutton holds music degrees from Northwest College, San Jose State University and UCLA. Included in a busy international guest conducting schedule is his serving as the founding conductor/choral clinician for the Exulate Deo Festival in Buenas Aires.
Contact Ember Choral Society, 5 June 2015 [cached]
John Sutton is our inspiring choral director. He has led Ember Choral Society since 1978.
John Sutton
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John Sutton musical director
John Sutton is also the director of Hampton Choral Society, and the two choirs join up for some larger concerts.
"NEXT! will be a very eclectic ..., 17 May 2015 [cached]
"NEXT! will be a very eclectic concert," Artistic Director John Sutton admits with a smile.
But it is also a lot of fun," says Sutton.
The 2014-2015 concert season, the Chorale's 40th season and the fifth under the direction of Dr. John Sutton, will kick off with a rousing encore performance of Robert Ray's Gospel Mass (September 13), followed by An AmericanChristmas celebration (December 13), Dvorak's Stabat Mater (March 29), and NEXT: A Preview of What's To Come (June 13), featuring works by musicians ranging fromOrff and Mozart to Led Zeppelin, U2 and the Beach Boys.
John Sutton's professional choral career spans over four decades of work in the community, church, academic, and professional settings. From major choral and instrumental works, concert and chamber choirs, to music for television and movies, John is recognized for his work with children, youth, adults, and with amateurs and professionals alike. Today is one of the most active professional conductors in the nation, conducting over 400 singers and orchestra members weekly.
As a student, Dr. Sutton has studied with some of the most distinguished conductors in the field of choral music. John holds degrees from Northwest University (B.A. in Sacred Music and Biblical Literature), San José State University where he was a student of Dr. Charlene Archibeque (MA in Choral Conducting), and the University of California at Los Angeles, where his mentoring professor was Donald Neuen (DMA in Choral Conducting). He continues to actively study with both Dr. Archibeque and Professor Neuen.
Beyond his focused choral training in the university setting, John has studied and performed with notable choral luminaries such as Robert Shaw, Helmuth Rilling, Eric Ericson, Weston Noble, Frank Pooler, Howard Swan, Paul Salamunovich, Anton Armstrong, Eph Ely, Jerry Blackstone, and others.
In 2011, Dr. Sutton led choirs on concert tours of Argentina and the Southern United States. In 2012, John prepared choirs from the United States and United Kingdom for performances at the Brittania Music festivities in Birmingham and London, England.
His enthusiasm for the choral art and his commitment to excellence has made him a popular choral clinician, festival conductor and adjudicator, leading workshops for the American Choral Directors Association, the National Association of Church Musicians, American Christian Schools International, Choristers Guild, the national Conference on Liturgy and Worship, the Mount Herman Summer Choral Camp, and many others. In January of 2010 he was the featured speaker at the National Association of Church Musicians, Mid-Winter Conference. In 2011, John was the featured clinician for the Lake Tahoe "Summer Sing," and in June 2013, Dr. Sutton was the featured clinician and guest conductor at the Exultate Deo Choral Festival in Buenas Aires, Argentina. In 2014-'15, John will be conducting concerts, adjudicating choral festivals, and leading choral workshops throughout Texas, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Arizona, and New Mexico.
Since moving to Los Angeles in 2000, John has conducted choral music heard on weekly television series, and national ad campaigns for major motion pictures such as the Harry Potter series, the Spider Man series, The Divinci Code, Fantastic Four, and countless others. In 2005, he was appointed as the Music Director/Conductor for the Los Angeles Philharmonic's annual Christmas Holiday Sing-a-Long.
Most recently, Dr. Sutton prepared the Angeles Chorale for a Hollywood Bowl concert with the Los Angeles Philharmonic in an evening of music dedicated to the composers of China (July, 2014).
2010 marked Dr. Sutton being named as the Artistic Director of the Angles Chorale, and being selected as the Azusa Pacific University (APU) nominee for the national Arlin G. Meyer Award for Outstanding Musical Performance. In May, 2014, Dr. Sutton was the inaugural recipient of the Faith & Fine Arts Award, presented by the APU's College of Music and the Arts.
John is an Associate Professor at APU in the College of Music and the Arts, where he leads and gives vision to the entire choral program as the Director of Choral Activities. He conducts the Oratorio Choir and the University Choir and Orchestra, in addition to teaching classes in conducting, and Church Music. He has served the students of APU since Fall, 2000. Dr. Sutton continues to lead and consult with the choral and worship programs at Lake Avenue Church in Pasadena, where he has served since Fall, 2000.
John resides in Altadena, California with his wife, Dr. Cecilia Patiño-Sutton.
Summer Sing « ZEPHYR POINT Presbyterian Conference Center, 1 Jan 2011 [cached]
John Sutton - Guest Clinician
John Sutton's professional choral career spans three decades of work in the community, church, and academic settings. His work runs the gamut from major choral and instrumental works, concert and chamber choirs, to music for television and movies. His extensive conducting experience includes multiple international concert tours. Currently, John is the Assistant Professor at Azusa Pacific University and serves as the Director of Choral Activities there. He is also the Interim Director of Adult Choral Music and Worship at Lake Avenue Congregational Church in Pasadena, and recently he has been named the Artistic Director of the Angeles Chorale.
John ..., 21 May 2013 [cached]
John Sutton
John Sutton
Conductor of Choral Ministries & Worship Consultant
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