Let's get into the holiday spirit and enjoy a FREE PERFORMANCE of HANDEL's MESSIAH! followed by a light reception.
Then, how about a bite at a nearby eatery in S. Pas. (TBA; open to suggestions).
IMPORTANT: meet in the church between 3:30 and 3:45 as there are no reserved seats and this could be popular... and it's a good opportunity to meet up, chat, etc.
"Simply one of the greatest choral works of all time and back by popular demand is Handel’s beloved oratorio, MESSIAH, as performed by the South Pasadena Community Chorus and Calvary Chancel Choir with orchestra composed of musicians from the acclaimed Salastina Music Society. Written in the early 1740s, composed in a mere 24 days and an instant success, MESSIAH continues to be the composer's most popular work and may well be the best-known and most frequently performed classical work of all time."*
For the Hallelujah Chorus performed by the Calvary Choir a few years ago, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nz9UWJ8DaDc (warning: better to listen than watch - the camera is... handheld... much)
"The South Pasadena Community Chorus, founded over a decade ago, sings a varied repertoire of world class choir music...The Chorus is comprised of approximately 50 community and professional singers, LA Opera and Los Angeles Master Chorale soloists, as well as a chamber orchestra and organ."
- text above quoted and adapted from http://www.performingartslive.com/Events/Handels-Messiah-Walt-Disney-Concert-Hall and http://www.meetup.com/losangelesfreeconcerts/events/226556819/