The Los Angeles Master Chorale (LAMC) heralds Christmas with two matinee performances of its delightful seasonal concert, “Festival of Carols,” Saturday, December 7, 2013, 2 pm, and Saturday, December 14, 2013, 2 pm, at Disney Hall. Silent Night, Hark the Herald Angels Sing, White Christmas, Deck the Hall and Santa Claus is Coming to Town are among the cherished holiday carols and traditional favorites setting a joyous mood and sung to glorious perfection by 115 members of the Chorale under Music Director Grant Gershon’s baton. Also featured are the world premieres of arrangements by LAMC Swan Family Composer In Residence Shawn Kirchner – the French carol Pat-a-Pan, which he has intricately layered for women’s voices and describes as “rhythmic and vibrant,” and the Czech Rocking Carol, a lullaby setting for men’s voices he calls “tender and soothing.” Pianist Lisa Edwards and organist John West, who performs on Disney Hall’s iconic pipe organ, add a delightful sonic flourish to the concert.
Festival of Carols, the first of four holiday programs presented by the Los Angeles Master Chorale at Disney Hall, is made possible, in part, by a grant from the Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts. The other programs include “Rejoice! Ceremony of Carols” on December 8, 7 pm; the 33rd Annual Messiah Sing-Along on December 11, 7:30 pm; and two concert performances of Handel’s Messiah on December 15 and 22, 7 pm.
Tickets for “Festival of Carols” range from $29 - $99. Tickets for children 6-12 are discounted in all sections. (Children under six not admitted.) Group rates are available. For tickets and information, please call (213) 972-7282, or visit www.lamc.org. (Tickets cannot be purchased at the Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office except on concert days starting 2 hours prior to the performance.) The Walt Disney Concert Hall is located at 111 South Grand Avenue at First Street in downtown Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Master Chorale
Festival of Carols
Grant Gershon, Conductor
John West, Organ
Lisa Edwards, Piano
Saturday, December 7, 2013, 2 pm
Saturday, December 14, 2013, 2 pm
Deck the Hall
Angels We Have Heard On High
Quem vidisitis pastores
Rocking Carol – World premiere of arrangement by Shawn Kirchner
Pat-a-Pan – World premiere of arrangement by Shawn Kirchner
Hark the Herald Angels Sing (Sing-Along)
Hiney Mah Tov
One Sweet Little Baby
Glory, Glory, Glory to the Newborn King
It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
En lo más azul del cielo
Brightest and Best
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town (Sing-Along)
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming
Gesu Bambino/Joy To The World
Walt Disney Concert Hall
111 S. Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Concert Tickets: $29 - $99; children ages 6-12, $22 - $74. Full-time high school and college students with valid (current date) identification may purchase $10 tickets, based upon availability, beginning two hours prior to this concert at the Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office.