Update on The Don Neuen Music

Program at UCLA


Many people who have enjoyed the wonderful music of choirs and orchestra’s directed by such talent as Johnny Carl, Don Neuen, Marc Riley, want to preserve the future of professional trained performers. There are so many forms or beautiful music that require true training, dedication and hours of practice by

the performers to create the true message of the music.


The mission of this program is to include "as a part of their total repertoire, patriotic music, other secular music (Broadway, folk songs, etc.) and the music of Christian and other religions throughout the world.




Expand the program to allow more non music and music majors to receive the professional training and inspiration of such talented people as Don Neuen, Rebecca Lord. and others involved.

Create additions to the program that will incorporate the history and social values that influenced the musical professionals of the era of the music.

In order to grow appreciation for musical talent and appreciation plus dedicated commitment, the program will include education and training of students below the college level. There are several large based studies that have been done to show that teaching music improves mathematical and scientific skills.

The Chorale will perform concerts at churches and other venues to help defer costs of the program and establish scholarships for needy children to participate


We are attempting to do this by setting up an independent Trust Fund with all revenues going to the expansion of the UCLA program that we are describing.

The management of the program would be under the direction of Don Neuen and Rebecca Lord or their approved trust delegates.

Media communication will be used, as well as personal solicitation of funds, and a web site that will allow funds to be donated to the Trust Fund.


Samples of the music we can expect can be found at the following:



Stomp Your Foot by Copland University Chorus conducted & choreographed by Rebecca Lord

Nessun Dorma (Turandot) by Puccini, UCLA Chorale, Angeles Chorale & UCLA Philharmonia, Daniel Suk, tenor, conducted by Donald Neuen

Anvil Chorus (Il Trovatore) by Verdi, UCLA Chorale, Angeles Chorale & UCLA Philharmonia, conducted by Donald Neuen

March of the Toreadors (Carmen) by Bizet, UCLA Chorale, Angeles Chorale & UCLA Philharmonia, conducted by Donald Neuen

Va Pensiero (Nabucco) by Verdi, UCLA Chorale, Angeles Chorale & UCLA Philharmonia, conducted by Donald Neuen

Zadok the Priest by Handel, UCLA combined choirs and chamber orchestra, conducted by Rebecca Lord

El Vito by Mack Wilberg, UCLA Chamber Singers, conducted by Rebecca Lord