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  • Sep. 17, 2007
  • Blind Boys of Alabama, Chanticleer, and Count Basie Orchestra Perform;

    Belinda Carlisle Rings in 2008 With Paris à Go-Go: New Year's Eve in Paris

    Deck the Hall Highlights:

    • Organist David Higgs Presents the Holiday Organ Spectacular
    • The Blind Boys of Alabama Perform Rousing Renditions of Christmas Classics
    • Chanticleer Return for Unique Christmas Performance
    • The Count Basie Orchestra Bring the Swing to the Holidays
    • David Prather hosts a Holiday Sing-A-Long for the Whole Family
    • Belinda Carlisle Rings in the New Year with two French-Themed Concerts

    Though it is almost assured not to be a white Christmas, the city's collective holiday spirit is always palpable at the annual Deck the Hall holiday concert series at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Eclectic programming from across the country descends upon Los Angeles' premiere concert venue radiating the holiday spirit throughout. Beginning Wednesday, December 12, the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association presents festive programming that features six performances in December - and two very special engagements on New Year's Eve.


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    Wednesday, December 12, 2007 at 8 PM

    Holiday Organ Spectacular

    David Higgs, organ

    Lisa Vroman, soprano

    Holidays and the mighty Walt Disney Concert Hall organ - a perfect combination returns. Spirited organ master David Higgs shares with audiences his delightful combination of sacred and holiday music for an evening that represents the beauty, joy and majesty of the season….plus the occasional sing-along or two!


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    Monday, December 17, 2007 at 8 PM

    Go Tell It On the Mountain:

    The Blind Boys of Alabama Christmas Show

    Building on their 60-year history, four-time Grammy-winning gospel legends return after their sold-out show last year to belt out Christmas classics and more. Their rousing and spiritual renditions of carols, hymns and pop standards take audiences to a higher place…Hallelujah!


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    Tuesday, December 18, 2007 at 8 PM

    A Chanticleer Christmas

    The incomparably incandescent sounds of Chanticleer will fill the Hall as the Grammy-winning "orchestra of voices" returns for its wildly popular annual concert, bringing an eclectic program of Christmas music guaranteed to make the holiday season resonate with an exquisite glow.


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    Thursday, December 20, 2007 at 8 PM

    The Count Basie Orchestra: A Swingin' Christmas

    Directed by Bill Hughes, featuring Butch Miles

    Celebrate a jazzy Christmas with the swingin'est band in the land, featuring their inimitable Kansas City sound - from holiday favorites to the best of the classic Basie Band tunes. This band will blow the roof off Disney Hall!


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    Saturday, December 22, 2007 at 1 PM and 4 PM

    Holiday Sing-Along

    David Prather, host

    The annual holiday sing-along returns - and this time it's twice as nice! Audiences are being offered two opportunities to enjoy what's become an annual holiday tradition - the perfect family celebration and the opportunity to sing the best songs of the season. Host David Prather will lead audiences in the greatest sing-along in the city, right here at Walt Disney Concert Hall! Lyric sheets are provided for all.


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    Monday, December 31, 2007 at 7 PM and 10:30 PM

    Paris à Go-Go: New Year's Eve in Paris, featuring Belinda Carlisle

    Belinda Carlisle

    Special guests to be announced

    Transport yourself to Paris, the world's most intoxicating city, with the fabulous Belinda Carlisle at your side. The urbane, beautiful and bilingual Go-Go channels classic French pop songs with stylish flair on LA's coolest stage for an unforgettable New Year's Eve bash at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Adding to the elegance and electricity of this celebration, special surprise guests will join for a finale fantastique!

    Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, under Music Director Esa-Pekka Salonen, presents the finest in orchestral and chamber music, recitals, new music, jazz, world music and holiday concerts at two of the most remarkable places anywhere to experience music - Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Hollywood Bowl. In addition to a 30-week winter subscription season at Walt Disney Concert Hall, the LA Phil presents a 12-week summer festival at the legendary Hollywood Bowl, summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and home of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. In fulfilling its commitment to the community, the Association's involvement with Los Angeles extends to educational programs, community concerts and children's programming, ever seeking to provide inspiration and delight to the broadest possible audience.


    All concerts take place at WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL, 111 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles.

    Deck the Hall - Holiday Concerts at Walt Disney Concert Hall

    Tickets ($23-$150) are on sale now at the Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office, online at, or via credit card phone order at 323.850.2000. A limited number of $10 rush tickets for seniors and full-time students may be available at the Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office two hours prior to the performance. Valid identification is required; one ticket per person; cash only. Groups of 10 or more may be eligible for special discounts for selected concerts and seating areas. Tickets make great gifts! For all information, please call 323.850.2000.

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