Colburn School Choir
, a 50-voice ensemble of the Colburn School of Performing Arts, will perform a Nigerian holiday folk song and a classic Christmas selection
Double G and Strings
*, a six-musician ensemble formed by members of daKAH Hip Hop Orchestra, will perform holiday favorites
Elliot Deutsch Big Band
, an 18-piece contemporary jazz ensemble, will return to Holiday Celebration with upbeat, original arrangements of classic Christmas songs.
Family Life Sanctuary Choir
*, is the Whittier-based finalist of the 2011 How Sweet the Sound Gospel Choir Competition.
Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles
will return to this year’s program with holiday repertoire
Harmonic Bronze Handbell Ensemble
a 20-person music ensemble of 11- to 18-year olds from Antelope Valley, will perform a classical handbell piece.
Immaculate Heart of Mary Children’s Choir
* will perform traditional Filiipino songs celebrating the Christmas holiday.
Invertigo Dance Theatre
* will celebrate the sunny weather that characterizes the winter season in Los Angeles with a new piece choreographed for the Holiday Celebration.
Jouyssance Early Music Ensemble
* weaves the ancient Aztec language of Nahuatl with Spanish in its choral presentation of a traditional Mexican Christmas song.
* joins the Holiday Celebration program with music that blends Mexican folk with Afro-Carribean rhythms.
Los Angeles Ballet
* will perform “Waltz of the Flowers”.
Mariachi Sol de Mexico
will perform classic Mariachi holiday favorites. (watch 2011 rehearsal video
Pacifico Dance Company
will present folklorico dance from the region of La Costa Chica, an area of Mexico encompassing Oaxaca and Guerrero.
Palmdale High School Choral Union
, a 45-person chorus from the Antelope Valley, will present traditional and jazz-style holiday selections.
Salvation Army Tabernacle Children’s Chorus
, the largest and youngest choir on the program, is known for their “choralography” and light-hearted holiday songs.
Second Samoan Congregational Church Choir
* will sing “E le aso fiafia” (Oh, happy day), a traditional Samoan holiday song.
Shakti Dance Company
* will present a celebratory classical dance of southern India, featuring percussive foot rhythms and colorful traditional costume.
Shin Dance Company
will perform an ethnic Korean drum dance that symbolizes the snowy mountains of Chang Bai, a region bordering China and North Korea.
South Bay Children’s Choir
, an 80-voice ensemble, will sing traditional seasonal favorites.
Spirit Chorale of Los Angeles
* will debut on Holiday Celebration this year with a capella, spiritual arrangements of holiday classics.
Vaud & The Villains
*, a 19-piece New Orleans jazz orchestra, will join the Holiday Celebration for the first time with holiday music played in 1930s jazz style.
Vox Femina Los Angeles
, a choir of 40 women, will perform songs celebrating Christmas and Hanukah.
* indicates groups new to the Holiday Celebration this year.
Information was accurate at the time of publication, but is subject to change without notice.