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November 30, 2016 (San Diego) -- Hear Ye, Hear Ye! Thanksgiving has come and gone. You survived another Black Friday and now we say goodbye to Cyber Monday. The next round of celebration is the Christmas holiday. Are you ready for some unique holiday music? Pacificaires celebrate their 40th year of providing choral music to the community with two upcoming concerts,  including a Dec. 10 event in the College area.

Concert #1

When: Sunday, December 4 at 4 pm

Where: Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4761 Cass Street in Pacific Beach.

Concert #2

When: Saturday, December 10 at 2 pm

Where: College Avenue Baptist Church, 4747 College Avenue, San Diego, Ca 92115

Who: The combined Pacificaires and Cedar Center choral groups with their seven-piece orchestra.

What:  Concert entitled "Holiday Music Old and New"

The program will include the usual eclectic variety provided by the director team, Eunice Williams, Pat Cox and Stewart Simon. From the haunting opening processional ‘Gaudette’ to the rousing closing piece, ‘Go Out With Joy’, the program is filled with traditional and non-traditional ensemble and full-chorus pieces that will have you laughing, swooning and singing along. From the silly, ‘O Christmas Tree’ to the up-tempo ‘We wish you a Merry Christmas’ by the Allegro ensemble. From the classical French ‘Cantique de jean Racine’ to the glorious, ‘First Chanukah Night’, you will be serenaded with holiday music from across the years.

What else? Plenty of free parking and the concerts are free. Pacificaires will take an optional offering to help defray expenses. Doors open 30 minutes before show time, with a terrific pre-show jazz instrumental set by some of our fabulous accompanists - not to be missed!

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