2009 Deck the Hall Highlights:
• Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Swing in 2010 with Two Special New Year’s Eve Performances
• Handel’s Messiah, Features Les Violons du Roy, La Chapelle de Québec and Stellar Soloists
• David Prather Hosts Annual Holiday Sing-A-longs for the Whole Family
• Grammy winners Sweet Honey In The Rock Spread Holiday Cheer A Capella
• Preservation Hall Jazz Band Bring New Orleans to Los Angeles for the Holidays
• Chanticleer Return with Luminous Vocal Treats for the Holidays
• Organist David Higgs Presents the Annual Holiday Organ Spectacular
Each holiday season, tidings of comfort and joy are heard throughout Walt Disney Concert Hall at the annual Deck the Hall holiday concert series. Beginning December 9, the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association presents artists from around the globe bringing cheer to concert goers of all ages. From the annual Holiday Sing-A-longs which provide the perfect setting for an unforgettable family outing, to the jump, jive and swing of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy on New Year’s Eve, Deck the Hall’s eclectic programming provides something for everyone during this special time of year.
Wednesday, December 9, 2009, at 8 PM
Holiday Organ Spectacular
David Higgs, organ
Holidays and the mighty Walt Disney Concert Hall organ – a perfect combination returns. Spirited organ master David Higgs shares with audiences his delightful combination of sacred and holiday music for an evening that represents the beauty, joy and majesty of the season…plus a sing-along or two!
Wednesday, December 16, 2009, at 8 PM
Les Violons du Roy and La Chapelle de Québec
Bernard Labadie, conductor
Rosemary Joshua, soprano
David Daniels, countertenor
Jan Kabow, tenor
Joshua Bloom, bass-baritone
It’s hard to imagine Christmas without the most famous oratorio of all time. Experience a complete period-instrument performance, with a stellar lineup of Baroque vocal specialists.
Thursday, December 17, 2009, at 8 PM
A Chanticleer Christmas
The incomparably incandescent sounds of Chanticleer will fill the Hall as the Grammy-winning “orchestra of voices” returns for its wildly popular annual concert, brining an eclectic program of Christmas music guaranteed to make the holiday season resonate with an exquisite glow.
Saturday, December 19, 2009, at 11:30 AM
Saturday, December 19, 2009, at 2:30 PM
The annual holiday tradition returns! Host David Prather leads audiences in the perfect family celebration; it’s the best opportunity for patrons to lift their voices and sing the best songs of the season. Lyric sheets are provided for all. Kids under 6 are welcome!
Tuesday, December 22, 2009, at 8 PM
Holidays with Sweet Honey In The Rock
Whether your celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanzaa, this Grammy-winning a capella group will spread the joy of the holiday season as they interweave the rhythmic stories of their African ancestors with rich festive harmonies.
Wednesday, December 23, 2009, at 8 PM
Preservation Hall Jazz Band: A Creole Christmas
Enjoy the festive spirit with the rousing New Orleans jazz sounds of Preservation Hall. Stomp, clap, hoot and holler as they take on Christmas favorites and Creole classics in their inimitable style.
Thursday, December 31, 2009, 7 PM and 10:30 PM
New Year’s Eve
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, the hottest, hippest, coolest Big Band in town jumps, jives and swings in the New Year with two electrifying performances.
The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, under the exciting new leadership of Gustavo Dudamel, presents the finest in orchestral and chamber music, recitals, new music, jazz, world music and holiday concerts at two of the most remarkable places anywhere to experience music – Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Hollywood Bowl. In addition to a 30-week winter subscription season at Walt Disney Concert Hall, the LA Phil presents a 12-week summer festival at the legendary Hollywood Bowl, summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and home of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. In fulfilling its commitment to the community, the Association’s involvement with Los Angeles extends to educational programs, community concerts and children's programming, ever seeking to provide inspiration and delight to the broadest possible audience.
EDITORS PLEASE NOTE:
All concerts take place at Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles
Deck the Hall – Holiday Concerts at Walt Disney Concert Hall
Tickets ($25 – $175) are on sale now at the Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office, online at LAPhil.com, or via credit card by phone at 323.850.2000. Please note that the price range varies for each of these events. A limited number of $10 rush tickets for seniors and full time students may be available at the Walt Disney Concert Hall box office two hours prior to the performance. Valid identification is required; one ticket per person; cash only. Groups of 12 or more may be eligible for special discounts for selected concerts and seating areas. For information, please call 323.850.2000.
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