Jake’s Take Podcast: Angel City Chorale’s Sue Fink

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com

It is a pleasure to welcome Angel City Chorale’s Artistic Director and Conductor, Sue Fink, to The Jake’s Take with Jacob Elyachar Podcast. 

In 1993, Sue brought together 18 singers at McCabe’s Guitar Shop to form the Angel City Chorale. Now in its 30th year among the premier choral groups in Southern California, Angel City Chorale is proud to represent the spirit and diversity of Los Angeles in its membership, music, and outreach activities, thereby fulfilling its mission to “Build Community One Song at a Time.” With over 180 talented and dedicated singers, the Angel City Chorale presents a broad and eclectic repertoire that includes classical, gospel, jazz, pop, and world music.

In 2018, Sue Fink led the Angel City Chorale as they competed in the long-running NBC talent competition America’s Got Talent (AGT). They received the Golden Buzzer from guest judge Olivia Munn for their rendition of “Baba Yetu.” Series creator and judge Simon Cowell praised them as “one of the best choirs we’ve ever had.” The choir touched nearly 20 million viewers with its rich sound and compelling message of unity and diversity. The video of Angel City Chorale’s cover of Toto’s “Africa” has been viewed more than 80 million times by people worldwide.

The choir has performed at various venues, including Carnegie Hall, London’s Cadogan Hall, the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, and South Africa’s Cape Town International Convention Centre. They also recorded at the legendary Abbey Road Studios and shared stages with Burt Bacharach, Dianne Reeves, Jeff Goldblum, Teri Hatcher, and Michael Buble.

On the 225th episode of The Jake’s Take with Jacob Elyachar PodcastSue Fink previewed 30 Rocks and shared a behind-the-scenes story regarding their AGT experience.

For more information about the Angel City Chorale and to purchase tickets for 30 Rocks, visit their website

You can connect with Sue Fink and the Angel City Chorale on social media. Visit their Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter & YouTube channels.

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