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San Gabriel Valley Choral Company Presents "Holiday Glories"

Location: California, USA
Choir type: Community Choirs
Voicing: Mixed
San Gabriel Valley Choral Company begins its season with a new sound.
Under the leadership of new Artistic Director, Zanaida Robles, the SGVCC 2012-2013 season promises a fresh perspective in choral music.

Over the past several months, the San Gabriel Valley Choral Company’s (SGVCC) new Artistic Director, Zanaida Robles has been hard at work selecting repertoire, recruiting, and seeking opportunities for SGVCC to bring music to San Gabriel Valley communities.  Her contagious enthusiasm for choral music has rejuvenated the group.  As a result, the choir has grown to thirty-five members and is making a lush musical sound that is exciting to hear.  The SGVCC will share its new take on choral music with the community in the following concerts:

Holiday Glories - Featuring "Gloria" by Vivaldi, plus selections by Rutter, Argento, Victoria, Busto, Handel and more. December 8, 2012 - 7:30 p.m.

Mystic Voices - Where the choir explores mysticism in the music of Vaughan Williams, Lauridsen, and more.  April 6, 2013 - 7:30 p.m.

Tell It! - A celebration of America’s folk song heritage in choral music. June 8, 2013 - 7:30 p.m.
All the above concerts will be held at: First Presbyterian Church, 101 E. Foothill Blvd., Monrovia.
and
Tell It! - A celebration of America’s folk song heritage in choral music. June 15, 2013 - 5:00 p.m.
At All Saints Church, 132 N. Euclid Ave., Pasadena.

Tickets are $9-$15 to all concerts and can be reserved through the SGVCC website: www.choralcompany.org or by calling: 626-256-9151.

Zanaida Robles served for five years as the director of classical choirs at the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts (LACHSA).  She remains on faculty at LACHSA as an instructor of vocal fundamentals while pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in choral music at the University of Southern California (USC).  As a DMA Teaching Assistant at USC, she directs the USC Thornton University Chorus.  Ms. Robles also directs Discovery Camerata and served for three years as director of the MusicUNTOLD Chorale.  She has prepared choirs for performances with such artists as Josh Groban, Kristin Chenoweth, Audra McDonald, and Wayne Brady.  Ms. Robles resides happily with her husband and two young daughters in Monrovia, where she herself grew up.

Founded in 1995, the San Gabriel Valley Choral Company is a non-profit choir based in Monrovia, CA. The Choral Company performs three to four concerts per year, singing a broad repertoire that includes classical, spirituals, pop, jazz, opera, folk music, and musical theater. Comprised of singers from throughout the Southland, the choir provides an opportunity for its members to challenge themselves and to share their love of music with San Gabriel Valley residents.  For group ticket sales or to arrange a community outreach performance, please contact choralcompany@gmail.com or 626-579-2433.

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