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Five decades of celebrating Los Angeles

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THE ARTISTS

Little Willie G. and Thee East L.A. Philharmonic

William Garcia, Lead Vocalist
Jacob Garcia, Drums
Tony Banda, Bass Guitar
Bob Robles, Guitar
Ramon Yslas, Percussion
Charles Williams, Keyboards
Jose Larry Rendon, Saxophone
Cesar Garcia, Saxophone
Mike Balancio, Trombone
Anthony Kronfle, Trumpet
Michael Guerra, Vocalist
IT'S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS Meredith Willson
SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN Haven Gillespie, J. Fred Coots

Sweet Honey in the Rock

Ysaye Maria Barnwell, Vocals
Nitanju Bolade Casel, Vocals
Aisha Kahlil, Vocals
Carol Maillard, Vocals
Louise Robinson, Vocals
Shirley Childress Saxton, Vocals
CHINESE PROVERB Traditional, Music by Sharon Durant

Harmonic Bronze Handbell Ensemble

Lawrence Rowland, Director
WIZARDS IN WINTER Paul O'Neill, Robert Hinkel

Young Angels Choir

Chung Uk Lee, Director
Kyoung Hee Kim, Piano
Wooseok Hong, Trumpet
Sang Youn Park, Percussion
AFRICAN ALLELUIA Jay Althouse

Mariachi Divas de Cindy Shea

Cindy Shea, Trumpet
Claudia Cubides, Conga
Susan Winsberg, Flute
Ariana Mejia, Flute
Lorena "Lache" Panella, Guitar
Valerie Carlos, Guitar
Melinda Salcido, Guitar
Diana McConnell, Guitarrón
Esperanza Hernandez, Trumpet
Martha Ramirez, Vihuela
Leticia Sierra, Violin
Rosalie Rodriguez, Violin
Elizabeth Huizar, Violin
Angel Garcia, Violin
Catherine Baeza, Violin
EL BURRITO DE BELEN (BURRITO SABANERO) Hugo Blanco, Arr. Beto Jimenez

Palmdale High School Choral Union

Michael McCullough, Director
SEE DAT BABE arr. Stacey V. Gibbs

Catch Me Bird

Nehara Kalev, C. Derrick Jones, Artistic Directors
Christine Snipes, Violin
Nancy Kuo, Viola
Najeeb Sabour, Cello
Ry Welch, Vocals
ALL I WANT
Choreography: Nehara Kalev, C. Derrick Jones
"All I Want for Christmas" Music: Ry Welch
Dancers: Nehara Kalev, C. Derrick Jones

Philippine Chamber Singers of Los Angeles

Anthony Francisco, Director
Paul Concepcion, Piano
KUMUKUTIKUTITAP Ryan Cayabyab

South Pasadena Children's Orchestra

Susan Pascale, Director, Conductor
SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN J. Fred Coots, arr. Bob Cerulli

Antics Performance

Amy Campion, Artistic Director
GIVE UP THE DOUGH
Choreography: Amy Campion
"Give Up the Dough" Music: K-Rino, Rik Dex, D.M.C, 50 Cent, Diddy, Jay-Z, Riddickulous, KRS-One, Buckshot, Lethal Audio
Dancers: Ricardo “Frantick” Rodriguez Jr., Duncan “BBoy Dunken” Tran, Robin “Placid Fluidity” Olive, Ricardo “OG Jeckle” Felix

M-PACT

Fletcher Sheridan, Vocals
Greg Whipple, Vocals
Marco Cassone, Vocals
Jeff Smith, Vocals
David Loucks, Vocals
Trist Curless, Vocals
DANCE OF THE SUGARPLUM FAIRY arr. Michele Weir, Lyrics Amy Englehardt

Lisa Haley & the Zydekats

Lisa Haley, Band Leader, Violin, Vocals
Skip Edwards, Accordion
Chuck Alvarez, Guitar
Andy Anders, Bass
Maria Martinez, Drums
ZYDECO CHRISTMAS Lisa Haley

Kim Eung Hwa Korean Dance Company

Kim Eung Hwa, Director
TAE PYUNG SUNG DAE
Choreography: Kim Eung Hwa
"Tae Pyung Sung Dae" Music: Park Bumhoon
Dancers: Hope Cha, Eunice Choe, Su Young Kim, Hana Hong, Hannah Hwang, Gina Lee, Lene Ahn, Audrey Yim, Mary Bak, Hanna Kim, Líessa Son, Chloe Shin, Katrina Bortfeld, Eunice Lim, Sophia Ochoa, Amy Lee, Alycia Chung, Mijin Kim

Klezmer Juice

Gustavo Bulgach, Clarinet, Saxophone
Antonio De Santanna, Bass
Nicole Falzone, Drums
Dan Weinstein, Violin, Trombone
Ken Rosser, Electric Guitar
Marcelo Caceres, Guitar
HAVA NAGILA Traditional

Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles

Dominic Gregorio, Artistic Director, Conductor
Scott Lavender, Piano
TREPAC (FROM THE NUTCRACKER) Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Tia Carrere

with Daniel Ho, guitar
SILENT NIGHT J. Mohr, F. Gruber
Sung in Hawaiian

Pacifico Dance Company

Adriana Gainey, Artistic Director
AJUMALA CALENTANO!
Choreography: Adriana Gainey
"Ajumala Calentano!" Music: Los Folkloristas, Traditional
Dancers: Adriana Gainey, Nancy Mancilla, Veronica Grajeda, Maribel Garcia, Dianne Martinez, Gema Valadez, Christina Ahumada, Elizabeth Franco, Jesenia Gardea, Daniela Alvarez, Seth Contreras, Joel Sandoval, Hugo Horta, Gabriel Avila, Juan Guzman, Ricky Perez, Jose Velez, Luis Castellaños, Jose Juan Herrera, Jesus Mejia

Angel City Chorale

Sue Fink, Artistic Director
INFANT HOLY, INFANT LOWLY Michael McElroy, Joseph Joubert, Buryl Red

Mariachi Sol y Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles

Jose Hernandez, Director, Trumpet
Jorge Contreras, Trumpet
Roberto Diaz, Trumpet
Gina Duran, Trumpet
Linda Uhila, Trumpet
Jesse Hernandez, Guitar
Judith Kamel-Vieyra, Guitar
Mario Hernandez, Guitarrón
Karla Tovar, Guitarrón
Anthony Zuniga, Vihuela
Carmen Hernandez, Vihuela
Fernando Moreno, Violin
Guadalupe Gonzalez, Violin
Joel Contreras, Violin
Roberto Lopez, Violin
Erick Hernandez, Violin
Rosendo Casillas, Violin
Alina Estrada, Violin
Sylvia Hinojosa, Violin
Luisa Fregoso, Violin
Laura Pena, Violin
Julie Murillo, Violin
Patricia Martin, Violin
Guillermo Acuna, Harp
SLEIGH RIDE L. Anderson, arr. Jose Hernandez
SILENT NIGHT J. Mohr, F. Gruber, arr. Jose Hernandez
WHITE CHRISTMAS Irving Berlin, arr. Jose Hernandez
FELIZ NAVIDAD J. Feliciano

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Features

Eat, Sing and Be Merry

Eat, Sing and Be Merry
Several Holiday Celebration performers share their favorite holiday customs and recipes.

Inside the Artistry

Inside the Artistry
Take a closer look at some of the amazing artists in the L.A. Holiday Celebration.

Bonus! Holiday Celebration Plus

Bonus! Holiday Celebration Plus
More performances and profiles from the six-hour show at Los Angeles' Music Center.

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