The Los Angeles Children’s Chorus (LACC) invites you to its popular Winter Concerts, featuring sublime classical and holiday music, to be offered on two consecutive Sundays – December 4 and 11, 2016, at 7 pm, at the Pasadena Presbyterian Church.
The eclectic program will illuminate works by Vivaldi, Holst, Britten and Bach, composers who greatly impacted and expanded children’s choral repertoire and taught and conducted children themselves. The chorus will perform Bach’s “Schaffe koennen” (Sheep May Safely Graze); “Et exultavit” from Vivaldi’s Magnificat; “Deo Gracias” from Britten’s beloved Ceremony of Carols; and “Hymn to the Waters” and “Hymn to the Dawn” from Holst’s Rig Veda, a collection of hymns inspired by the composer’s interest in Sanskrit and Hindu religion and poetry. Also featured will be Ko Matsushito’s “Dona Nobis Pacem,” which LACC performed on its tour to Japan last summer; Handel’s “Then Will I Jehovah’s Praise” and “Art Thou Troubled;” the Bolivian Lullaby “Duermete, Mi Corazon;” “Canto de Pilon,” a traditional Venezuelan song arranged by Cristian Grases; Brahms’ “Der Gang zum Liebchen;” Mendelssohn’s “Abendlied;” and the African folksong “Thula Klizeo.” Adding holiday cheer to the program will be the traditional French carol “Bring a Torch Jeanette Isabella;” Edmund Walters’ “The Cuckoo Carol;” “S’vivon,” a traditional Chanukah song; the English carol “Masters in this Hall;” and “This Christmastide” by British Academy Award-winning composer Donald Fraser.
LACC Artistic Director Anne Tomlinson will conduct the chorus’s Concert Choir and Chamber Singers. Associate Artistic Director Mandy Brigham will lead the Intermediate Choir, Diana Landis will lead the Apprentice Choir, and Dr. Steven Kronauer will conduct the Young Men’s Ensemble. The choirs will perform separately and combined.
Tickets to LACC’s Winter Concert range $26, $38 and $44; children 17 and under are half price. For tickets and information visit lachildrenschorus.org or call (626) 793-4231. The Pasadena Presbyterian Church is located at 585 East Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91101.
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