November 13, 2015

Contact: Michele Abba


Cal Poly Choirs to Present ‘A Christmas Celebration’ Dec. 5

SAN LUIS OBISPO — The Cal Poly Choirs will present their annual holiday spectacular, “A Christmas Celebration,” at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, in Harman Hall of the Performing Arts Center’s Christopher Cohan Center.

Under the direction of music Professor Thomas Davies, PolyPhonics, the University Singers, and the Cal Poly Early Music Ensemble will perform holiday favorites and new works.

The Cal Poly Brass Ensemble, conducted by Christopher J. Woodruff, will add to the festive performances. Staff members Susan Azaret Davies and Paul Woodring will accompany the choirs and perform solo works for piano and organ.

Repertoire will include celebratory works of the season, including William Mathais’ “A Babe is Born,” Samuel Barber’s “Twelfth Night,” John Gardner’s “Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day,” Norman Dello Joio’s “The Holy Infant’s Lullaby,” and Moses Hogan’s “Glory, Glory, Glory to the Newborn King.”

A composition by Cal Poly music major Corey Hable, titled “O magnum mysterium,” will be premiered as a highlight of the evening.

The always-popular “Christmas Cameos” and the choirs’ traditional “Silent Night” arranged by Malcolm Sargent will round out the program. Audience members will have the opportunity to participate in a carol sing-along. 

Tickets to the concert are $14 and $18 for the public and $9 and $14 for students. Pricing includes all Performing Arts Center fees, and event parking is sponsored by the PAC. Tickets are sold at the Cal Poly Ticket Office between noon and 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. To order by phone, call SLO-4TIX (756-4849).

The Music Department offers a 10 percent discount to patrons who buy season tickets to four of its events through the Cal Poly Ticket Office; a 15 percent discount is given on tickets to five or more events.

The holiday concert is sponsored by Cal Poly’s Music Department, College of Liberal Arts, and Instructionally Related Activities program. For more information, call the Music Department at 805-756-2406.

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