Newly Created Sing-Along Version of Oscar-Nominated 1954 Film Starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye and Rosemary Clooney Added to 2015 Deck the Hall Holiday Concerts
Tuesday, December 22, at 8:00 PM
Tickets on sale Friday, October 16 at 10:00 AM
Los Angeles, CA (October 14, 2015) – The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association announces the very first presentation of White Christmas Sing-Along at Walt Disney Concert Hall on Tuesday, December 22, at 8:00 PM. This newly-created sing-along version of the beloved 1954 film starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye and Rosemary Clooney is presented as part of the LA Phil’s annual Deck the Hall holiday concert series celebrating the spirit of the season. The classic film features music and songs such as “The Best Things Happen When You’re Dancing,” “Snow,” “Sisters” and “White Christmas” by legendary composer Irving Berlin as well as “Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep,” which earned Berlin an Oscar nomination. Tickets go on sale Friday, October 16, at 10:00 AM.
The LA Phil’s Deck the Hall series begins December 17, featuring performances by an eclectic array of artists who bring the joy of the season to concert-goers of all ages. From the rich harmonies of Chanticleer, the festive grandeur of the Holiday Organ Spectacular, and the family-friendly fun of the annual Holiday Sing-Along, to the swinging sounds of The Count Basie Orchestra with guest vocalist Carmen Bradford, the uplifting joy of the Soweto Gospel Choir, and an elegant New Year’s Eve celebration with superstar Natalie Cole, the LA Phil offers a wide-range of programming during this special time of year.
In addition to the holiday sights and sounds happening on stage, the LA Phil Store – opened as part of the Walt Disney Concert Hall in 2003 – has become a popular destination to find unique and cherished gifts related to music, architecture and design. The LA Phil Store is open 10AM – 5PM daily, as well as before, during and after evening concerts.
The Los Angeles Philharmonic also continues to offer the LA Phil Gift Card, which can be used for the purchase of tickets to concerts produced by the Los Angeles Philharmonic at Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Hollywood Bowl, as well as purchases at the LA Phil Store, The Bowl Store and select restaurants and concession stands (where credit cards are accepted) at Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Hollywood Bowl.
2015 DECK THE HALL HOLIDAY CONCERT SERIES SCHEDULE:
Thursday, December 17, 2015, at 8:00 PM
A Chanticleer Christmas
The 12 men of this “orchestra of voices” make a welcome return for their exquisite and eclectic Christmas program.
Friday, December 18, 2015, at 8:00 PM
Holiday Organ Spectacular
David Higgs, organ
Celebrate the season with the beauty and majesty of the Walt Disney Concert Hall organ as it brings devotional and festive holiday favorites to life.
Saturday, December 19, 2015, at 11:30 AM and 2:30 PM
Accompanied by the Hall’s magnificent pipe organ, a choir and a jazz combo, people of all ages come together to sing popular songs of the season. Fun for the entire family, it’s the jolliest holiday sing-along of the season.
Monday, December 21, 2015, at 8:00 PM
A Swingin’ Christmas: The Count Basie Orchestra
One of the hottest bands anywhere, directed by Scotty Barnhart, cooks up a jazzy Christmas celebration from holiday favorites to the best of the Basie Band tunes, with guest vocalist Carmen Bradford.
Tuesday, December 22, 2015, at 8:00 PM
White Christmas Sing-Along
Celebrate the season with one of the greatest holiday films of all time! With on-screen lyrics, you can sing along with the immortal Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera Ellen performing such iconic classics by Irving Berlin as “The Best Things Happen When You’re Dancing,” “Snow,” “Sisters” and, of course, “White Christmas.”
Wednesday, December 23, 2015, at 8:00 PM
Soweto Gospel Choir
The two-time Grammy®-winning South African ensemble makes a welcome return to Walt Disney Concert Hall with their uplifting holiday program, an enlivening blend of African gospel, spirituals, reggae and American popular music.
Thursday, December 31, 2015, at 7:00 PM and 10:30 PM
New Year’s Eve with Natalie Cole
Ring in the New Year with the sultry, romantic sounds of Natalie Cole and big band, performing her sophisticated versions of American songbook, jazz and fiery Latin standards.
For more information, please visit: LAPhil.com
Subscriptions and single tickets for the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s 2015/16 season at Walt Disney Concert Hall are currently available. To purchase, please visit LAPhil.com, the Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office or any Ticketmaster outlet. To order by phone with credit card, please call the Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office at 323.850.2000, or Ticketmaster at 800.745.3000. For more information, please call 323.850.2000.
The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, under the vibrant leadership of Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel, presents an inspiring array of music from all genres – orchestral, chamber and Baroque music, organ and celebrity recitals, new music, jazz, world music and pop – at two of L.A.’s iconic venues, Walt Disney Concert Hall (www.laphil.com) and the Hollywood Bowl (www.hollywoodbowl.com). The LA Phil’s season extends from September through May at Walt Disney Concert Hall, and throughout the summer at the Hollywood Bowl. With the preeminent Los Angeles Philharmonic at the foundation of its offerings, the LA Phil aims to enrich and transform lives through music, with a robust mix of artistic, education and community programs.
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