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Fannie Flagg makes a Whistle Stop at the Lobero


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Bestselling author, actress, and comedienne Fannie Flagg will delight the audience at the Lobero in Santa Barbara Choral Society’s Hallelujah Project 2013 this Saturday (December 14) at 8 pm and again on Sunday (December 15) at 3 pm with a reading of C. Clement Moore’s iconic poem A Visit from St. Nicholas…better known as ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. Set to an enchanting orchestration, it is sure to be a highlight of the holiday for kids old and young.

In this family-friendly, fun-filled concert the Choral Society will be joined by  the Santa Barbara Children’s Chorus in a program that will showcase beloved holiday music of a variety of types, ranging from the soundtrack of the popular movie Home Alone, by composer John Williams, to the more traditional Feast of Carols by American composer Randol Alan Bass and British composer Ralph Vaughan Williams’ haunting Fantasia on Christmas Carols. The latter piece will welcome back the velvet voice of Music Academy alumnus, De Andre Simmons, as baritone soloist.

In a nod to our city’s Spanish roots, the repertoire will also include a set of Spanish carols, including a trio of Christmas Carols from the 16th Century, John Rutter’s Esta Noche, and Edmund Walters Buenos Reyes. SBCS is thrilled to announce that Santa Barbara favorite son and internationally-acclaimed Metropolitan Opera tenor, Eduardo Villa, is coming home for the holidays to sing the solos for these pieces.

Ticketing through the Lobero box office online or by calling 805-963-0761.

Ticket prices are $25 for section C seats, $35 for section B seats, and $45 for section A seats.

(Additional $1.50 Lobero facility fee applied to all ticket prices and a convenience fee added to online ticketing orders by the Lobero Theatre.)

Saturday December 14 at 8 pm
Sunday December 15 at 3 pm
The Lobero Theatre
33 E Canon Perdido
Santa Barbara