The Hallelujah Project 5
Artistic Director JoAnne Wasserman carefully chooses repertoire to ensure it will be approachable for young audience members and yet retain the musical integrity to be fully enjoyed by those of more sophisticated musical tastes. The choral anchor of the evening will be the great Vivaldi Gloria augmented by a rich repertoire of seasonal classics and unusual settings of traditional favorites. Ms. Wasserman, embarking on her 25th Season as SBCS Artistic Director and Conductor, will lead the Santa Barbara Choral Society and Orchestra in this program of holiday merriment, featuring local Childrens’ Chorus singers. And, as has become traditional, narration of the charmingly orchestrated version of Clement Moore’s beloved holiday classic ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas’ by a celebrity narrator yet to be revealed. Stay tuned to find out who it will be this year! Previous narrators include: comedienne Fanny Flagg, actress Stephanie Zimbalist, day-time star Allison Sweeney, and the iconic singer/actress, Shirley Jones. Youngsters (and those young at heart) should keep a sharp eye out for a cameo appearance by that Jolly Old Elf, himself! Make a musical holiday tradition with your family and friends at Hallelujah Project 5.