Los Angeles Master Chorale to Present Christmas Choral Concerts

Los Angeles Master Chorale to Present Christmas Choral Concerts

The Los Angeles Master Chorale will perform five festive Christmas concerts in Walt Disney Concert Hall in December. The choral programs are a much-loved Los Angeles holiday tradition and these concerts frequently sell out.

A blend of favorite Christmas carols, songs, and popular classical compositions, the series of concerts also includes a Messiah Sing-Along concert which allows the audience to sing as the choir. Tickets to all concerts start at $29 and are available now online from lamasterchorale.org, by calling the Box Office at 213-972-7282, or in person from the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion box office, Monday -Saturday, 10 AM to 6 PM.

FESTIVAL OF CAROLS WITH Eric Whitacre

Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 2 pm

Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 2 pm

Los Angeles Master Chorale's Swan Family Artist-in-Residence Eric Whitacre will conduct this year's perennially popular Festival of Carols concerts that feature traditional favorites alongside new arrangements of popular carols and songs. This year's concerts will include the premiere of a new 20-minute Christmas-themed work composed by Whitacre, The Boy Who Laughed at Santa Clausbased on the Ogden Nash poem. Three other Whitacre works - Glow, Lux Aurumque and little tree - feature in the concerts, as do arrangements by LA Master Chorale tenor and former Composer-in-Residence, Shawn Kirchner, that have become firm audience favorites. The 100 members of the Master Chorale will be joined by special guests from the National Children's Choir for these performances.

PROGRAM:

Caroling, Caroling

AlFred Burt

Carol of the Bells

Mykola Leontovych (arr. Peter J. Wilhousky)

Glow

Eric Whitacre

Joy to the World

Lowell Mason (arr. Roger Wagner)

Santa Claus is Coming to Town (Sing-Along)

John Frederick Coots & Haven Gillespie

Christmas Time is Here

Lee Mendelson & Vince Gauraldi

The Boy Who Laughed at Santa Claus

Eric Whitacre

INTERMISSION

We Need a Little Christmas

Jerry Herman (arr. Jerry Rubino)

Lux Aurumque

Eric Whitacre

O Christmas Tree

arr. Ken Malucelli & Deke Sharon

little tree

Eric Whitacre

Silent Night

Franz Gruber (arr. Shawn Kirchner)

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer (Sing-Along)

Johnny Marks

Brightest and Best

Southern Harmony (arr. Shawn Kirchner)

O Holy Night

Adolphe Adam (arr. John Rutter)

Wonderful Counselor

Jester Hairston

Eric Whitacre, conductor

100 singers

National Children's Choir; Luke McEndarfer, Artistic Director

Lisa Edwards, piano

John West, organ

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