EC’s music department presents its ‘Holiday Chorale Extravaganza’

El Camino College’s music department will be hosting the Holiday Chorale Extravaganza featuring performances by students and professionals Sunday, Dec. 6, at 7 p.m. in the Campus Theatre.

Attendees can expect song performances from the Renaissance to the modern era.

“The three choirs will play large pieces of music,” director of Chorale Activities Joanna Medawar Nachef said. “Each group will play their own music from classical to holiday classics. The crowd can expect music that will uplift their mood.”

The professional performers include the Percussion Ensemble and Brass. About 80 El Camino students make up for the rest of the cast. Most of the latter are not music majors.

The cast consists from all levels and majors, according to Nachef.

Sophomore singer Katie Kern, biology major said that the arts department doesn’t get recognized enough.

“(EC arts) don’t get the recognition like sports does,” Kern said. “Our program is really good. Students need to come check us out. When we perform all together, it’s simply beautiful.”

The music program has performed at different colleges like the University of Southern California.

The Chorale program will feature composers like Victoria, Mozart, Brahms, Bassler, Aquilanti, and Powell and Hogan, according to Nachef. The Mixed Chorus and Concert Choir will also perform seasonal and holiday favorites.

The length of the concert is approximately 90 minutes with intermissions.

“Many hours were put in to make this event possible,” Nachef said. “This show takes you into the joy of the holiday season. It’s a unique event. Definitely worth the 10 bucks. You can’t even go to the movies for that price.”

The Concert Choir and Mixed Chorus concert was originally on Saturday, Dec. 5, but was rescheduled and will be performed along with Chorale on Sunday, according to the fine arts division flyer.

Tickets are $10 and are available at the Center for the Arts’ official website, at the Ticket Office and by calling (310) 329-5345. The Ticket Office is open Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and is closed Saturdays and Sundays.

Students with an ASB sticker get half-off the original price, half an hour prior to showtime.

Update: Dec. 6, 2015 — Headline and article edited for clarity.