Cal Poly Choirs to Present Second Annual ‘Holiday Kaleidoscope’ Dec. 1University Choirs to be Joined by High School Choirs as Collaborative Celebration Continues
The Cal Poly Choirs will present the second annual “Holiday Kaleidoscope” at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, in Harold J. Miossi Hall of the Performing Arts Center.
Cal Poly’s PolyPhonics, the University Singers and Chamber Choir will be joined on the concert by three local high school choirs: Cabrillo (Lompoc), Morro Bay and San Luis Obispo. Each group will perform some works individually, and the groups will perform a few works together as a combined choir. Additional special guests will be featured, including string and brass players, a guest speaker and something especially for children in the audience.
The Cal Poly Choirs will perform works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Dieterich Buxtehude, Herbert Howells, Ēriks Ešenvalds and others, as well as various arrangements of popular carols and seasonal tunes. The combined forces of the university and high school choirs will perform Daniel Pinkham’s exciting “Christmas Cantata” for brass ensemble, organ and choir. Audience members can participate in a carol sing-along, and enjoy fun-spirited “cameo” pieces.
Cal Poly staff member Paul Woodring will accompany the choirs on piano and organ.
Jennifer Peterson conducts the Cabrillo High School choir, Holly Banfield conducts the Morro Bay High School choir, and David Alm conducts the San Luis Obispo High School choir. Scott Glysson is Cal Poly’s director of choral activities.
Tickets are $12 and $14 for the public, and $9 and $12 for students. Event parking is sponsored by the PAC. Tickets are available 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 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 or visit its calendar website.