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Benefit Christmas Concert features top musical acts

Posted On 2012 Dec 05
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‘A Holly Jolly Christmas’ goes onstage December 22 at Alex Theatre

Harana Men’s Chorus

“A Holly Jolly Christmas!” is brimming with high-caliber vocalists diverse ages and musical genres that ticket pre-orders came in when the concert was first announced. The attractive pricing has certainly encouraged people to bring the entire family for holiday cheer at the Alex Theatre in Glendale on December 22 at 6pm.

The talents range from jazz cats Mon David and Abe Lagrimas Jr, theatre actress Lara Avengoza to pop singers Erwin Andaya and Annie Nepomuceno, to conductor Robert Shroder, classical tenor Pete Avendaño, Mike Zuñiga, plus the angelic Immaculate Heart of Mary Children’s Choir, the IHM Cherubim, and Mirielle Enriquez to the entertaining Harana Men’s Chorus.

Mon David recently performed in the same concert as the award-winning IHM Children’s Choir at the Filipino-American Symphony Orchestra (FASO) Concert at the prestigious Ford Amphitheatre. But in “A Holly Jolly Christmas!” Mon sings with a choir or two, aside from displaying the vocal improvisation with the rich baritone voice he is known for.

This highly musical evening of your favorite Christmas tunes is surely going to be a delight for all. No Christmas is complete without angelic voices. In this concert, renown tenor Pete Avendaño displays his conducting chops by introducing the IHM Cherubim, the youngest children’s choir he has handled. The Harana Men’s Chorus, ever the crowd-pleaser, is slated to exhibit their special mix of entertaining songs.

In “A Holly Jolly Christmas!” stage ingénue Lara Avengoza teams up again with Erwin Andaya, her costar in Ryan Cayabyab’s “Awit ng Buhay” presented at the Ford Amphitheatre last 2009. Their team has proven effective in “Songs From The Heart” and “Summer Soiree” that their fans are awaiting what they will come up with in this concert. The Alex Theatre It is surely going to be the merriest place to be!

Tickets are $27, $37, and $42 may be purchased at the two Island Pacific Market branches on Vermont Ave, or by calling Glenda Mariano at (323) 422-0104 or Music Arts Events at (818) 322-5018. Tickets are also available at the Alex Theatre’s box office at North Brand Blvd in Glendale, by phone (818) 243-ALEX (2539) or at www.alextheatre.org (service fees  apply.) Parking garages available. “A Holly Jolly Christmas!” is made possible by the generosity of Balita Media Inc., Weekend Balita, US Asian Post, TFC The Filipino Channel, Asian Journal, LA18,  Kababayan LA, and Island Pacific Supermarket. Additional support is provided by The Law Offices of Chris Navarro, Moneygram, Allstate, The Law Offices of Paul Allen, House of Grill and M.Lhuillier.

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