Local Eyes present:
Saturday, December 1, 2007 at 7:00 p.m.
Gualala Arts Chorus:
Gualala Arts Center
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
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
Serving the coastal communities of northern Sonoma & southern Mendocino Counties.