Holiday Concerts to Fill the Air


It’s beginning to sound a lot like the holiday season with many local choirs planning concerts in the next few weeks.

Here’s a look at several upcoming local choral performances in order by date.

Angel City Chorale, which appeared on America’s Got Talent, will perform a holiday concert this weekend at UCLA.  It is also available on livestream.                                                                                         Photo: Vivian Zink

Angel City Chorale –

The large choir will perform a varied seasonal program called The More the Merrier with serious and light pieces, including Tom Lehrer’s Hanukkah in Santa Monica.

In person at Royce Hall on the UCLA campus

Saturday night, December 3, at 7 p.m.

Sunday afternoon, December 4, 3 p.m.

Tickets and details at:

Masks are “strongly recommended.” And Royce Hall strongly recommends that all guests be fully vaccinated or receive a negative COVID-19 test prior to the concert.

Plan extra time for parking at Parking Structure 5 on campus.

Or watch Angel City Chorale’s Livestream of the Sunday concert. A recording stays up for at least one week.

Sign up for the Livestream before the December 4 Sunday afternoon 3 p.m. concert, no matter when you choose to watch. The Livestream is free. But donations at signup are welcomed.


Palisades Symphony and the Brentwood Palisades Chorale will perform in a free concert at the Palisades Methodist Church on December 4.

Brentwood Palisades Chorale –

Along with the Palisades Symphony, the chorale will perform Handel’s Messiah. This concert is a “welcome back” for the chorale which last performed in December 2019 and then went on hiatus for Covid.

In person at Community United Methodist Church, 801 Via de la Paz, Pacific Palisades

Sunday night, December 4, at 7:30 p.m.

No tickets are needed. It’s free, but donations at the door are welcomed. Masks must be worn, and proof of vaccination is required. Plan extra time for parking, which is available in a small lot behind the church and on the street.

(The Brentwood Palisades Chorale and Palisades Symphony are not affiliated with the church where they are performing.)

Details are at:


St. Matthew’s Music Guild –

Yi-Haun Zhou

The concert includes the Chamber Orchestra performing Vivaldi’s Winter and a piece by Telemann. Then the church’s choir is added for CPE Bach’s Magnificat. Yi-Huan Zhou will be the featured soloist in Winter and the concertmaster for the evening.

In person at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 1031 Bienveneda Ave., Pacific Palisades

Friday night, December 9. A pre-concert talk is slated for 7:10 p.m. The concert is at 8 p.m. Masks had been required earlier in the season. Bring your mask in case it is still required. Proof of full vaccination is required.

Free Parking is available in the lot next to the sanctuary where the concert takes place.

Tickets and details at:


Mansfield Chamber Singers from a previous concert.

Mansfield Chamber Singers 

This small choral group will perform a varied holiday program.

In person at St. Augustine By-the-Sea Episcopal Church, 1227 4th St, Santa Monica, between Wilshire and Arizona. The concert is Sunday, December 11, at 3 p.m.

No tickets are needed. It’s free, but donations at the door are welcomed. Masks are recommended. Parking is in the public structure directly across 4th Street.

(The Mansfield Chamber Singers are not affiliated with the church where they are performing.)


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2 Responses to Holiday Concerts to Fill the Air

  1. Harriet Glaser says:

    Wonderful conductor! What a sweetheart! What a sense of feeling.

  2. Sue Jameson says:

    You should go to Claire Nordstrom’s Monday performances at the The Draycott.

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