San Diego Festival Chorus

 

 

 

Upcoming Concert

Come enjoy a program of classical and popular music as the San Diego Festival Chorus presents its

Annual Winter Concert

3pm on Sunday, December 10, 2017, at the College Avenue Baptist Church, 4747 College Ave., San Diego

Tickets are now available.

Although Handel wrote the whole “Messiah” in just 24 days in 1742, it has become his best-know work. Hear the voices in the chorus intricately echoing and crossing one another in such favorites as “For Unto Us a Child is Born” and the beloved “Hallelujah Chorus.” As a special finale to this section, the audience will be invited to stand and join in an encore of the Hallelujah Chorus.

Our second half begins with “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” presented in a whimsical arrangement using a different musical era for each day. It starts with a Gregorian chant on the First Day and ends up with a John Philips Sousa-like 12th Day.

The second section continues with contemporary songs including music from the stage (“We Need a Little Christmas” from Mame), film (“White Christmas” from Holiday Inn) and television (“Christmas Time is Here” from A Charlie Brown Christmas) and many more favorites. Then enjoy some traditional Christmas carols, including “Joy to the World” and “Hark the Herald Angels Sing,” in a decidedly non-traditional swing arrangement.