60 Forest Park Avenue, Larchmont, NY
H.Joyce Duffy |
Join The Westchester Chorale in singing the Christmas portion and Hallelujah Chorus of G.F. Handel's Messiah.
Mountain View, CA
Mary Powell | Community Outreach
The audience becomes the choir for Schola Cantorum Silicon Valley’s 51st annual sing-along of Handel’s “Messiah,” Monday, December 18 at 7:30 pm.
J Harvey | Adults/Seniors, General, Performance
Join us for an afternoon of music by composers from the Spanish-speaking world, including works by Ariel Ramirez, Pablo Casals, Maria Guinand, Tomas Luis de Victoria, and more. Featuring the PVS Chorus, PVS Chamber Choir, and guitarist Michael Nix. A portion of the ticket sales will go to Nueva Esperanza, a local non-profit, in support of hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico.
216 North Brand Blvd., Glendale, CA 91203
sgordon823 | Audiences, Children/Youth, Performance
Los Angeles Youth Ballet presents the world premiere of a new production of The Nutcracker by award-winning choreographer Andrea Paris-Gutierrez starring Joffrey Ballet principal dancers Jeraldine Mendoza (Sugar Plum Fairy) and Dylan Gutierrez (Sugar Plum Fairy's Cavalier) in three performances, Friday, December 22, 7 pm, and Saturday, December 23, 2 pm and 7 pm, at Glendale’s Alex Theatre. Adding to the rich compendium of this beloved holiday tradition, Paris-Gutierrez’s new youth-inspired version of the two-act ballet, featuring Tchaikovsky’s quintessential score, includes traditional influences as well as Paris-Gutierrez’s distinctive point of view as the Artistic Director of the lauded LA Youth Ballet and an experienced mentor of young dancers. Darrion Sellman, a 13-year-old rising dance star who moved from Virginia to Los Angeles specifically to train with Paris-Gutierrez and LA Youth Ballet, is cast as the Nutcracker. Annie Bernstein and Jana Teruel alternate in the role of Clara; Malcolm McLaurin Takumi and Marcel Ramirez alternate in the role of as Fritz, Clara’s brother. Children and parents at the party, soldiers, Mouse King, mice, snowflakes, flowers and dolls are performed by the accomplished dancers of LA Youth Ballet. St. Mel School Children’s Choir, led by Director Susie Penney, provides live vocals for the performances.
Mendoza and Gutierrez – who bring to their roles exceptional artistry and emotional depth – appear courtesy of Chicago’s Joffrey Ballet. Mendoza is hailed for dancing that is “always masterfully-rendered” (California Review), and Gutierrez is lauded for his “powerful solos,” (Chicago Tribune). LA Youth Ballet, the premier ensemble of the Los Angeles Ballet Academy, is an advanced pre-professional student ensemble for accomplished classical dancers ages 13-19. Many of its alumni have garnered numerous awards and have gone on to professional careers with some of the world’s leading ballet companies and musical theatre productions around the country.
Tickets start at $25 and are available through the Alex Theatre Box Office 818.243.2539 or visit www.alextheatre.org. The Alex Theatre is located at 216 North Brand Boulevard, Glendale CA 91203
Mountain View, CA
Mary Powell | Audiences
Schola Cantorum Silicon Valley presents “Warmest Christmas Traditions” on Sunday, December 17 at 3:00 pm, at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro Street, Mountain View.
The Master Chor... | Careers, Conducting, Education, Participation, Performance, Professional, Singing
Led by Doreen Rao, the MCTB Messiah Symposium features morning classes focused on score preparation, performance practices and conducting techniques as these relate specifically to teaching and performing Handel’s Messiah. Following a lunch break, the Choral Symposium will feature a public Conducting Masterclass led by Doreen Rao and joined by special guest Michael Francis (Florida Orchestra's Music Director) and The Master Chorale Ensemble Singers.
The Master Chor... | Adults/Seniors, Performance
Celebrating the Morning Star as a symbol of hope, a sign of courage and spiritual renewal.
The Master Chorale Ensemble Singers will perform the music of J. S. Bach, Felix Mendelssohn, arvo Pärt, Ola Gjeilo, and Roberto Sierra with music based on the well known theme, How brightly shines the morning star... The Master Chorale Outreach Choir will join in with a “mini Messiah” sing-along to top both these spiritually inspired concerts conducted by Doreen Rao as a preview of the larger Messiah performances later on December 21, 22 & 23 with The Florida Orchestra.
Like the Morning Star traditions worldwide, the celebratory concerts represent many musical stars in multiple traditions and cultures, from Bach to the Baltics.
Friday, December 1 at 8:00 pm
First Presbyterian Church on Beach Drive, St. Petersburg
Sponsored by the First Presbyterian Church, St. Pete
Sunday, December 3 at 3:00 pm
St. Andrews Episcopal Church, Tampa
Adults $20 (available at the door and online in advance)
Students $15 at the door with valid student ID