JPL Chorus JOins Donald Brinegar Singers in Concert at Pasadena City College Tonight

Pasadena's Jet Propulsion Laboratory may be best known for its unparalleled scientific endeavors such as landing the Curiosity Rover on the surface of Mars, but tonight, January 7, another side of the organization will be on display. The JPL Chorus joins the Donald Brinegar Singers for a choral celebration of winter with Epiphany. This free concert takes place at Pasadena City College's Westerbeck Recital Hall at 8pm.

The chorus is comprised of nearly fifty employees coming from a wide variety of roles within JPL, including scientists, engineers, administrators, software, business people, and more. They rehearse each week, trading lab coats for chorus folders. The JPL Chorus debuted last year, and performed with the Pasadena POPS in their highly-acclaimed summer concert series at the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden.

Sharing the stage with the JPL Chorus will be Pasadena City College's Donald Brinegar Singers. The Donald Brinegar singers have recorded more than ten CDs and received nominations for seven GRAMMY first-ballot awards.

Epiphany, a Choral Celebration of Winter will feature the Pasadena Symphony Association's JPL Chorus and the Donald Brinegar Singers on Tuesday, January 7 at 8:00 p.m., Pasadena City College, 1570 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, Calif. Cost: Free. For additional information, contact the Pasadena Symphony Association at 626.793.7172 or online at PasadenaSymphony-Pops.org.

PROGRAM:

The JPL Chorus

Donald Brinegar, conductor

Christmas Hymn..................................................................................... Arr. Hugo Jüngst

Love Be Ours.......................................................................................... William M. Owen, Jr.*

What Child is This................................................................................... arr. Todd J. Barber

Todd J. Barber, piano Jennifer Kennedy, flute

Fum, Fum, Fum....................................................................................... arr. Alice Parker

Still, Still, Still.......................................................................................... Norman Luboff

O Holy Night........................................................................................... arr. Todd J. Barber*

Nancy Holland, conductor

*Featured composer and arrangers, William M Owen, Jr. and Todd J. Barber are JPL employees and chorus members. Mr. Owen, Supervisor, Optical Navigation Group/Mission Design and Navigation Section, has been with JPL 33 years and served on navigation teams for Voyager, Galileo, NEAR, Cassini, Deep Impact, Stardust/NExT, EPOXI, and New Horizons. Mr. Barber, Senior Propulsion Engineer, has been with JPL 22 years, and has worked on mission operations for Galileo, Cassini, Deep Space One, Deep Impact, MER, and MSL. He has a B.S. and M.S. degrees, with a humanities concentration in music, all from MIT. His published worked are "What Child is This" with Augsburg and "O Holy Night" with Morning Star.

The Donald Brinegar Singers

Allen Andrews, piano

O Magnum Mysterium............................................................................ Morten Lauridsen

Away in a Manger................................................................................... arr. Grant Cooper

Lullaby.................................................................................................... Ralph Vaughan Williams

There is No Rose..................................................................................... William Mathias

Combined Choirs

Caroling Sequence

Ding Dong Merrily on High............................................................ trad. French Carol

Dormi Jesu..................................................................................... Edmund Rubbra

Lullay My Liking........................................................................... Gustav Holst

Coventry Carol........................................................................................ J. Edmund Hughes

Peace, Peace............................................................................................ Fred Bock




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