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San Gabriel Valley Choral Company Presents "Christmas Carols by Classical Masters" December 10th - Monrovia, CA

Location: California, USA
Voicing: Mixed
The San Gabriel Valley Choral Company
Alexander Ruggieri, Interim Director
Miraculous Mysteries:  Christmas Carols by Classical Masters
G. HOLST:  Christmas Day
J. RUTTER:  Candlelight Carol
J.S. BACH:  Cantata No. 142: Uns Ist ein Kind Geboren
F. MENDELSSOHN:  “Advent Joy” from Paulus
M. PRAETORIUS:  Psallite
with works by
Beethoven, Britten, Mathias
and favorite carols of the season
(Full program below)
Saturday, December 10, 2011 - 7:30 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church, 101 E. Foothill Blvd., Monrovia, CA 91016
At the door:  $15 general admission / $12 for seniors and students
Advanced purchase:  $12/$9
Tickets are available online at, or by contacting, (626) 579-2433, or
Full Concert Program
Christmas Day – Holst
Cantata No. 142:  To Us a Child is Born – J.S. BACH (selected movements)
Psallite-Sing your Psalms to the Holy Child – PRAETORIUS
Candlelight Carol - RUTTER
The Holly and the Ivy - RUTTER
How a Rose E'er Blooming - Praetorius
Lullee, Lullay - Niedmann
Behold that Star - Spiritual, Arr. Simms
Three French Carols – Arr. Moore
Advent Joy from “Paulus” – Mendelssohn
A Ceremony of Carols– Britten (selected movements)
Gloria - Leavitt
Still, Still, Still – Ledger
Hosanna to the Son – Harris
Auld Lang Syne – Beethoven
I Wonder as I Wander  – arr. Leck
A Babe is Born - Mathias
Founded in 1995, the San Gabriel Valley Choral Company is a non-profit choir comprised of singers from throughout the southland who have a variety of musical experience.  The Choral Company sings a broad repertoire, including classical, spirituals, pop, jazz, opera and theater.  
Mr. Ruggieri is the Music Director of the famed Gilbert and Sullivan repertory company Opera a la Carte, as well as Music Director for the 32-year-old University Campus Choir in Westwood.  For five years he was also the Artistic Director of the Los Angeles Bach Festival and for seventeen years he was Artistic Director of the Cambridge Singers in Pasadena.  
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