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Local Eyes present:
Gualala Arts Chorus:
Holiday Concert

Saturday, December 1, 2007 at 7:00 p.m.
Gualala Arts Center

Gualala Arts Chorus The new Gualala Arts Chorus, under the direction of Renata Yardumian, will present holiday concerts in both Gualala and Point Arena in early December. The Gualala Arts Chorus is the successor to South Coast Community Choir which has performed annual holiday concerts for more than two decades.

The Chorus will perform Saturday, December 1, 7:00 p.m. at the Gualala Arts Center in Gualala, and Sunday afternoon, December 2, 3:00 p.m. at St. Paul's Community United Methodist Church, on School Street in Point Arena. Admission $10 in advance or $15 day of performance. Ages 7 to 17 are admitted free. Advance tickets are available at the Gualala Arts Center and the Dolphin Gallery in downtown Gualala.

The program will include Daniel Pinkham's Christmas Cantata. The Cantata was composed in 1957, early in the six-decade career of the versatile composer whose large output included symphonies, concertos, organ works, and especially music for chorus. Pinkham died in December, 2006.

The Chorus will also perform "Jauchet, Frohlokket" from Bach's Christmas Oratorio. Johann Sebastian Bach was Cantor (head-musician and composer) at the Thomaskirche in Leipzig when he composed the Oratorio to be played on Christmas, 1734.

Other works on the program include Monteverdi's "Ah Dolente Partita," the old Spanish songs "Riu, Riu, Chiu," and "Ay Luna que Reluzes," Roland Woehr, Jr.'s "Lord, You Have Been Our Dwelling Place," plus two 20th Century jazz-oriented holiday pieces, Ruth and Claude Thornhill's "Snowfall," and Steve Allen's "Cool Yule."

"Gualala Arts Christmas Chorus" is presented as part of the Gualala Arts Local Eyes program.

The Gualala Arts Center, located at 46501 Old State Highway in Gualala, CA,
is open weekdays 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and weekends from noon to 4:00 p.m.
Please call (707) 884-1138 for more information, or email

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