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Holidays in the Valley: Celebrate the Mystery


Conducted by

John Bergquist, Associate Artistic Director

Bob Remstein, Piano

Gene Herd, Drums

Nick Pierone, Bass

No Intermission


by John Leavitt

Soloist: Patricia McLaughlin

Behold the Star

by Thomas Cabaniss 

Rebecca Fisch, harp

Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus

music by Rowland Prichard

lyrics by Charles Wesley

arranged by John Bergquist

Nutcracker March

by Tchaikovsky

arranged by Jeff Funk

I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm

arranged by Ed Lojeski

Soloists: Patricia McLaughlin, Rebecca Fisch, Steven Barnett, Mary Ann Hurst, Ellen Ford, Marcie Queen, and Caleb Heulitt

Festival of the Flame

by Dave and Jean Perry

Sussex Carol

arranged by John Bergquist

Coventry Carol

arranged by John Bergquist


Oh Holy Night

arranged by John Bergquist

Soloists: Marla Lowrey, Laurel Eu, Julie Anne BermelEllen Ford, Ruth Markenson, and Audrey Grossman


O Sacrum Convivium

by Giorgio Susana & Z. Randall Stroope

Light One Candle

by Peter Yarrow

arranged by Robert DeCormier

performed by SFVMC Cadenzas


arranged by Betty Bertaux

performed by Anita Beckenstein, Mary Ann Hurst, Patricia McLaughlin, Audrey Grossman, Meg Foss, Michelle Hoisch, Ruth Markenson, Charlie Kim, Jeryd Word, Steven Barnett, Dominic Delzompo, and Caleb Heulitt

Chanukah in Santa Monica

 by Tom Lehrer

arranged by Joshua Jacobson

Hanukkah oh Hanukkah

by Mordkhe (Mark) Rivesman


Hanukkah oh Hanukkah come light the menorah

Let's have a party we'll all dance the hora

Gather round the table we'll give you a treat

Dreidels to play with and latkes to eat

And while we are playing

The candles are burning low

One for each night they shed a sweet light

To remind us of days long ago

One for each night they shed a sweet light

To remind us of days long ago

Waltz of the Flowers

by Tchaikovsky

arranged by Jeff Funk

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
arranged by John Bergquist

The Twelve Days After Christmas

by Frederick Silver

performed by Julie Anne Bermel & Charlie Kim

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

by Johnny Marks


You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen

Comet and Cupid and Donner and Blitzen

But do you recall

The most famous reindeer of all?

Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer

Had a very shiny nose

And if you ever saw it

You could even say it gloves

All of the other reindeer

Used to laugh and call him names

They never let poor Rudolph

Join in any reindeer games

Then one foggy Christmas Eve

Santa came to say

Rudolph with your nose so bright

Won't you guide my sleigh tonight?

Then how the reindeer loved him

As they shouted out with glee

Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer

You'll go down in history

You'll go down in history

See Amid the Winter's Snow

by Edward Caswall & John Goss

arranged by Dan Forrest

Angels We Have Heard on High

lyrics by James Chadwick

arranged by John Bergquist




Anita Beckenstein
Elaine Werner
Julie Barnett
Laurel Eu
Linda Newcomb
Marla Lowrey
Mary Ann Hurst
Patricia McLaughlin
Rebecca Fisch
Samantha Hutter-Cruz


Audrey Grossman
Diane Lindley
Ellen Ford
Marcie Queen
Meg Foss
Michelle Hoisch
Sherry Hutson


Charlie Kim
Jaime Barcelon
Jeryd Word
Manfred  Anaya
Paul Gulsrud
Ruth Markenson
Sabra Chili

Baritones & Basses

Brian McConnell
Caleb Heulitt
Dominic Delzompo
Riley Fraigun
Sergio Barer
Steven Barnett


Thank You

Thank you to all our volunteers and crew

Julie Barnett

Steven Barnett

John Bergquist

Catherine Cobb

Henry Eu

Ian Lindley

Mary McKay

Cindy To

Matthew Ian Welch

Kevin Yedlin


SFVMC Board of Directors

SFVMC Advisory Committee

First United Methodist Church of Canoga Park

Unitarian Universalist Church of Studio City

The San Fernando Valley Master Chorale is supported in part by the Los Angeles Country Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture. We are also supported in part by the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs. 

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