Musco Center for the Arts at Chapman University presents A Southern California Christmas featuring Orange Community Master Chorale, Anaheim Ballet, Southern California Children’s Chorus, and Southern California Brass Consortium on Sunday, December 17 at 4 p.m.Musco Center Founding Dean William Hall and Executive Director Richard T. Bryant are producing the event as a holiday gift to the community that celebrates some of the region’s nearby artistic treasures.
With more than 150 performers from across Orange County, including musicians, singers, and dancers, A Southern California Christmas will showcase classic holiday carols and tunes. The show features triumphal tones of brass fanfare, the full-throated sounds of a chorus in full voice, sugarplum dreams woven by dancers’ feet, and the heartwarming songs of children.
Founded in 1994, The Orange Community Master Chorale has a reputation for being one of the finest community chorale organizations in Southern California. Featuring a choir of 80-90 singers, the Master Chorale has performed at venues across Southern California, the famed Carnegie Hall, and has completed several concert tours in Europe.
As the resident ballet company of the City of Anaheim, Anaheim Ballet’s classically rooted programming and contemporary presentation has enlightened and entertained audiences since 1982.
A recipient of three Emmy awards, Southern California Children’s Chorus has gained international acclaim for the quality of its choral music education program. In addition to entertaining audiences at renowned venues, including Carnegie Hall, Sydney Opera House, Westminster Abbey, and the White House, Southern California Children’s Chorus has contributed singers for film, television, orchestral, adult choral, and opera productions, rock music recordings, and many Disney events – both televised and live.
Southern California Brass Consortium performs a wide range of compositions and styles, as well as presenting works that include harp, piano, and organ. The brass ensemble was featured on the 57th L.A. County Holiday Celebration at the Los Angeles Music Center on Christmas Eve, which was televised live on PBS.
Tickets for December 17 are on sale now for $25-55 and may be purchased online at www.muscocenter.org or by calling the box office at 844-OC-MUSCO (844-626-8726). All tickets include no-cost parking. Musco Center for the Arts is located on the campus of Chapman University at 415 North Glassell, Orange, Calif.
ABOUT MUSCO CENTER FOR THE ARTS
Since it opened on March 19, 2016, Marybelle and Sebastian P. Musco Center for the Arts at Chapman University has been hailed as “an ideal opera house, potentially the best in the West and maybe even something more” by the Los Angeles Times.
Designed by renowned architects Pfeiffer Partners, with acoustics by world‑renowned Yasuhisa Toyota of Nagata Acoustics, Musco Center boasts an intimate seating chamber with 1,044 seats on three levels and a full-scale stagehouse capable of grand spectacle or lush symphonic sound with its unique orchestral shell in place. Musco Center serves as a dynamic focal point for campus life and the broader community, giving notice that world-class arts education and artistic achievement have found a new home in Southern California.
For more information about Musco Center and its upcoming events, and to purchase tickets online, visit www.muscocenter.org.