Celebrate some of the best of old and new in ballads, blues and classics in a concert of Favorite Classics and Standards presented by the Santa Ynez Valley Master Chorale and Orchestra on Saturday, May 5 and Sunday, May 6 in the Solvang Veterans Memorial Hall

Feel the intensity of the rhythms, marvel at the harmonies, and go back in time to Beethoven’s Hallelujah from Christ on the Mount of Olives which was written in 1802 and Faure’s Cantique de Jean Racine in 1865.  Move forward to Mancini’s Moon River and The Days of Wine and Roses, written in 1961 and 1962 respectively.  Other selections include, The Water is Wide, based on a Scottish folk song (1906), Smoke Gets In Your Eyes (1933), Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, ranked number 6 of the songs of the century (1941), and House of the Rising Sun, an Anglo/American Ballad (older than New Orleans). 

The concerts are scheduled for Saturday, May 5 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 6 at 3:00 p.m. in Solvang Veterans Memorial Hall, 1745 Mission Drive, Solvang.

Tickets purchased in advance of the concert are $20 for adults and $18 for seniors (65 and over) and youth (18 and under).  They may be purchased at The Book Loft, El Rancho Market Place, from Chorale members, online by visiting  Tickets at the door are $25 and $20.

Chorale members come from throughout the County and its novice and professional singers range from 8 to 80+ years. The Chorale is a nonprofit organization, coming into its 40th year of presenting beautiful choral music in the Valley.

Santa Ynez Valley News, January 4th, 2018

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