The Santa Ynez Valley Master Chorale, Youth Ensemble and Orchestra are delighted to announce their Holiday Concert Series, “Festival of Carols” on Saturday, December 16th and Sunday, December 17th. On Saturday, the concert will start at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, at 3 p.m. Both concerts will be held in the Solvang Veterans Hall, 1745 Mission Drive, Solvang.
Under the direction of Dr. Michael Eglin, the Santa Ynez Valley Master Chorale, Youth Ensemble and Chamber Orchestra will fill your heart and ears with the true meaning of Christmas and give you time to slow down and take in the sounds of rich choral voices and a professional orchestra.
Eglin selected the music for this program around R. Vaughan Williams’ “Fantasia of Carols” which is composed on traditional English carols that the audience will easily recognize. The program also has an eclectic mix with works by Vince Guaraldi, Mel Torme, Robert Shaw, John Rutter, and traditional Spanish, French and Danish carols.
“There is no other time of the year quite like the holidays. Our program offers something for everyone in the community - a carol sing-a- long, radio classics like “Silver Bells,” “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” and “The Christmas Song” and rounds and rhymes from our cultural past. This is a holiday celebration in the Valley not to be missed.” Eglin
Tickets purchased in advance of the concert are $20 for adults and $15 for seniors (65 and over) and youth (18 and under). They may be purchased online by visiting www.syvchorale.org or by calling 805-350-4241. Tickets at the door are $25 and $20.