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It's Almost Christmas

By Ed Fuentes
Published: Friday, December 21, 2007, at 08:27AM
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Downtowners decorating the tree on Christmas Eve may want to take a break and walk over to the Music Center to see at least part of the L.A. County Holiday Celebration. It's the 48th edition of the show, bringing six hours of choirs, music ensembles, and dance companies to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Richard Montoya and Herbert Siguenza of Culture Clash are slated to host.

The show, which runs from 3pm to 9pm on the 24th, is free of charge and that low price even includes parking underneath the Music Center. The whole event is a gift from the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and is produced by the County Arts Commission.

While there will also be a live broadcast on KCET (and later an edited version with highlights), this holiday tradition deserves a visit. If you are giving those out of town relatives a tour of Downtown, stop by for a set or two (you can come and go throughout the six hour show).

After the jump, the full program schedule.

Photos: Ed Krieger courtesy of L.A. County Holiday Celebration

48th Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

3:00 - 4:00 pm

Cecilia Noel and the Wild Clams

Opera California

Showtime Katusha

Golden State Pops Orchestra and Sheridan Ball Singers

Grupo Folklorico Sabor de Mexico

Los Angeles Master Chorale

4:00 - 5:00 pm

Jung Im Lee Korean Dance Academy

Harmonies Girls Choir

Stefani Valadez Ensemble

Palmdale High School Choral Union

Activities for Retarded Children and Adults Handbell Choir

Antelope Valley High School Vocal Music- Travel Ensemble

Clear Cosmo Art Studio

All-American Boys Choir

5:00 - 6:00 pm

Mariachi Sol de Mexico de Jose Hernandez

Celebration! Entertainment Academy, Inc.

New Valley Symphony Orchestra

Colburn Children’s Choir

Kultura Philippine Folk Arts

Church of Scientology Choir of Los Angeles

Los Pinguos

Salvation Army Tabernacle Children’s Chorus

6:00 - 7:00 pm

Klezmer Juice

Valleyaires Barbershop Chorus

Grandeza Mexicana Folk Ballet Company

Jubilant Voices of Holman United Methodist Church

Dulcimers of Dunlore

Burbank Chorale

Extreme Klezmer Makeover

Combined Chamber Choir of San Gabriel Valley Children’s

Chorus and East Valley Children’s Chorus

7:00 - 8:00 pm

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San Fernando Valley Youth Chorus, Inc.

L.A. Contemporary Dance Company

Namaste Women’s Choir

Lian Ensemble

OLL Children’s Choir

Harmonic Bronze Handbell Ensemble

Albert McNeil Jubilee Singers

8:00 - 9:00 pm

Mariachi Divas

LA Chinese Chorale

Mandarin Orange Performing Arts

JazzAntiqua Music & Dance Ensemble

United Children’s Chorus of Los Angeles

Little Willie G. y los Tamaleros

Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles

Deniece Williams and the Elements

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