Performing Arts to present Dickens Christmas Carol Singalong

The Dickens Holiday Carolers are a renowned Edwardian-attired singing group that started at Southern California Edison more than 23 years ago.


Alhambra Performing Arts Center, under the direction of Chef/Artistic Director Bill Yee, will present the center’s popular annual Christmas event of the season, Dickens Christmas Carol Singalong, at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, at Sage Granada Park United Methodist Church, 1850 W. Hellman Ave., Alhambra.

The singalong will be led by The Dickens Holiday Carolers, the San Gabriel Valley’s renowned Edwardian-attired singing group that started at Southern California Edison more than 23 years ago. Unlike other Dickens caroling quartets, the group is more of an ensemble made up of choir members from renowned Lake Avenue Church Sanctuary Choir, Verdugo Hills Women’s Chorus, Pasadena Crown City Men’s Chorus, and other groups. This ensemble performs at many venues during the Christmas Season and can provide a quartet or up to a 13-member chorus. Several cities, such as Glendora, Arcadia, and Monrovia, have engaged the group to provide traditional Christmas caroling for the merchants and shoppers. As part of their community service, the carolers also perform for hundreds of disadvantaged families in Montebello on Christmas Eve and the Carmelite Nuns in Alhambra.

Piano accompaniment is by Josephine Chang, vice president of operations, music department coordinator and instructor, graphic designer, and editor of the Truth Theological Seminary in Arcadia. Growing up in a musical Christian family, Ms. Chang played violin, piano, and sang. In addition to playing instruments and singing with the Lake Avenue Church Chamber Symphony and Lake Avenue Church Sanctuary Choir, Ms. Chang writes arrangements for piano and violin.

Christmas carol lyrics will be provided to the audience and will contain more than 25 beloved songs, including Hark the Herald Angels Sing, Rudolph, and White Christmas. Any kind of jingle bells are encouraged.

The event is free. Delicious Christmas treats will be provided by the chefs from Alhambra Culinary School and Catering Service, which is owned by Mr. Yee. The chef instructors from the school come from prestigious culinary schools such as Le Cordon Bleu and Kendall College (Chicago) and are also working chefs at high-profile venues and 5-star hotels, such as the Langham Huntington Hotel, Beverly Hills Hilton, Netflix, and their own catering services. Chef Yee provides free entry level prep cook training with uniforms and cooking equipment to homeless veterans at March Air Reserve Base, which is partially supported by donations from the Alhambra Performing Arts Center.

A free-will offering will be taken during the intermission to help support the homeless veterans’ culinary training program and the artists at Alhambra Performing Arts Center.

For more information, contact Mr. Yee at 626-230-5435, or e-mail bizwind@yahoo.com.


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Apr 2020


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