The new Jet Propulsion Laboratory Chorus will join forces with the Pasadena Symphony and POPS Association for an Evening of Classic Christmas Music on Tuesday.
The concert takes place at 7:30 p.m. at Monrovia's Live Oak Vineyard Church
"This is a group that is very dedicated and working extremely hard to make beautiful music," said Donald Brinegar, director of chorus for the Symphony Association. "They are absolutely filled with the season's cheer."
The JPL Chorus debuted in May and is comprised of nearly 50 JPL employees, from scientists and engineers to administrators. They performed with the POPS at the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Gardens over the summer.
Pasadena City College's award-winning Donald Brinegar Singers will share the stage Tuesday with the JPL Chorus. The Donald Brinegar singers have seven Grammy first-ballot awards nominations.
The evening's program includes holiday favorites, such as "Joy to the World," "Lo How a Rose e're Blooming," and "Ding Dong Merrily on High," among other carols. Two of the pieces were arranged by JPL engineers in the chorus, "What Child is This" by Todd Barber and "Love Be Ours" by William M. Owen.
IF YOU GO:
- What: Evening of Classic Christmas Music
- Who: The Pasadena Symphony Association’s JPL Chorus
- When: Tuesday, Dec. 18 at 7:30 p.m.
- Where: Live Oak Vineyard Church at 1307 S Myrtle Ave. in Monrovia
- Cost: Free. However, a suggested donation of $10 will be collected for the Monrovia Unity Center.
With information from a Pasadena POPS press release.