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OPUS HANDBELL ENSEMBLE
GCA FY19
OPUS HANDBELL ENSEMBLE

The holidays are all the more delightful when you include Opus Handbell Ensemble in your entertainment plans! This advanced community handbell choir has been performing their extraordinarily beautiful music in the Modesto area since 1992. They play a highly unique instrument requiring precision eye-hand coordination, music reading ability and great teamwork. Their musical range stretches from Bach to Heavy Metal to Rock n’ Roll, and of course their enchanting holiday repertoire. Sponsored in remembrance of Bette Belle Smith.

Program
Gloria Fanfare (French carol)                                                                             arr.  Cathy Moklebust
Joy and Hope Abounding                                                                                              Cathy Moklebust
A Night at the Manger                                                                                                     Matthew Compton
Vivamus! (Let us Live!)                                                                                                    Michael J. Glasgow
Of the Father’s Love Begotten (processional)                                                                 Traditional Chant
Carol of the Bells                                                      M. Leontovich/Bell accompaniment Kathleen Mackie
Sleigh Ride                                                                                            Leroy Anderson / arr. Andy Beck
Guest Choir - Valkyie Voices, Johansen High School
Jennifer Perier, director
Here we come a-Caroling (tradtional)                                                                        arr. Linda Spevacek
Deck the Hall (traditional)                                                                                                arr. Linda Spevacek
Angels we have heard on High (traditional)                                                                      arr. Linda Spevacek
Jolly Old St Nicholas (traditional)                                                                                     arr. Linda Spevacek
Silent Night                                                                                                             Franz Gruber/arr. Linda Spevacek
Tidings of Comfort and Joy (traditional)                                                                arr. Audrey Snyder
Jingle Bells                                                                                                               J. Pierpont/ arr. Audrey Snyder
We Wish you A Merry Christmas (traditional)                                                   arr. Linda Spevacek
Guest choir - Johansen High School Viking Singers
Jennifer Perier, director

Intermission


Mary, Did You Know?                                                                                          arr. Patricia Sanders Cota
Christmas Lullaby                                                                                                     arr. Kathleen Mackie
Opus Small Ensemble
Entrada                                                                                                                       Michael Mazzatenta
Jubilant Spirit                                                                                                           Lauran Delancy
Sing along
O Come, All Ye Faithful
The First Noel
Deck the Halls
We Wish You a Merry Christmas


See, Amid the Winter’s Snow
                                                                                          arr. Lloyd Larson

God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen                                                                                  arr. Cynthia Dobrinski

We Need a Little Christmas                                                                                    arr. Ron Mallory

Thu 12/13/18 7:30PM Foster Family Theater


A VERY CHORAL CHRISTMAS
GCA FY19
A VERY CHORAL CHRISTMAS

Returning for a third year, A Very Choral Christmas presents six local choirs performing holiday favorites over two wonderful nights! Each choir will perform different songs for approximately 15 minutes. Just like previous seasons, the Dance Factory will be on hand to entertain you, too! Both shows are 75 minutes long and benefit the non-profit Gallo Center. Matt Cover, instrumental music director at Modesto High School, will again serve as master of ceremonies and direct the final number by the combined choruses.

Sponsored in remembrance of Bette Belle Smith.

FRIDAY CHOIRS

  • Revival Center Singers, Modesto, Conducted by Matthew Agguire
  • Woodbridge Singers, Manteca, Conducted by Elizabeth Cunning
  • St. Joseph's Catholic Church Choir, Modesto, Conducted by Madeline Deardorff

SATURDAY CHOIRS

  • Thomas Downey High School Knightengales, Modesto, Conducted by John Armes
  • River Lights Chorus, Modesto, Conducted by Dixie Tirre
  • Ripon High School Choirs, Ripon, Conducted by Geoffory Felver

Saturday pre-show lobby performance by the Funstrummers Ukelele Band!

Fri 12/14/18 7:30PM Foster Family Theater
Sat 12/15/18 7:30PM Foster Family Theater


NOEL THE MUSICAL
GCA FY19
NOEL THE MUSICAL
This brand new holiday family musical is the touching story of a young girl who is preparing for her starring role in a school Christmas performance, when her Mother disappears. Set in London, as the little girl tries to find her mother, she encounters a diverse group of homeless folk who have lost their way in life. With a gorgeous score, Noël is a heart-warming poignant message of love that teaches us all to find the joy in our own lives and to rediscover the magic of Christmas.
Mon 12/17/18 7:30PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater


THE DOO WOP PROJECT
GCA FY19
THE DOO WOP PROJECT
FROM BOP TO POP...FOR THE HOLIDAYS! Three parts Jersey Boys, two parts Motown: The Musical, these five charismatic, handsome, triple threat Broadway stars, with their hot 5-piece band, tear it up with musicality, dancing and showmanship not found with any other group in the world! They “re-doo” classic Doo Wop songs from the 50s and 60s and make ‘em sound fresh and new…they “doo” doo wop versions of contemporary pop hits by stars like Jason Mraz, Amy Winehouse, Adele and Maroon 5...and in-between they sprinkle in some “doowopified” Christmas classics. A perfect way to ring in the holidays!
Wed 12/19/18 7:30PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater


THE BRIAN SETZER ORCHESTRA
GCA FY19
THE BRIAN SETZER ORCHESTRA

15TH ANNIVERSARY CHRISTMAS ROCKS! TOUR

The iconic guitarist, songwriter, vocalist and three-time Grammy-Award winner Brian Setzer and his 19-piece orchestra whip up a huge dose of retro holiday cheer with their 15th Anniversary Christmas Rocks! Tour presented by SiriusXM. The acclaimed show also features music from their four best-selling holiday albums, as well as original Brian Setzer hits. Consistently cited as one of the world’s greatest living guitarists, Setzer’s trademark guitar work and vocal stylings are matched with the Brian Setzer Orchestra’s rockin' big-band horn arrangements—an unbeatable combination guaranteed to rock you into the holiday spirit!

OPENING ACT: LARA HOPE & THE ARK TONES

Thu 12/20/18 7:30PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater


DAVE KOZ & FRIENDS
GCA FY19
DAVE KOZ & FRIENDS

In a career that spans more than three decades, legendary and Grammy nominated saxophonist Dave Koz returns to the road this Holiday Season for his 21st annual “Dave Koz Christmas Tour 2018”.  Special Guests joining Dave this year will be: Mindi Abair, pop/blues saxophonist/singer who will be making her first Christmas Tour appearance; South African guitarist/singer Jonathan Butler, who returns for another wonderful time with Dave; and Japanese keyboard sensation Keiko Matsui.

The tour, now in its 21st year, has received nationwide critical acclaim since its 1997 inception.  After last year’s highly successful 20-year anniversary Christmas Tour, Koz’s 2018 Christmas Tour promises to bring fresh renditions of Christmas classics—as well as a Chanukah medley!—and hits from his respective catalog. Koz has logged nine No. 1 albums on Billboard’s Current Contemporary Jazz Album chart, including 2015’s Collaborations: 25th Anniversary Collection (Concord Records), and received nine GRAMMY nominations. His five holiday albums include 2017's Dave Koz and Friends 20th Anniversary Christmas and 2014’s The 25th of December.

“By all rights, smooth jazz should own the holiday season, and the saxophonist Dave Koz is better positioned than anyone to make it so.” - The New York Times 

This year’s lineup marks just the latest in a long list of artists with whom Koz has collaborated over the years, including Burt Bacharach, Ray Charles, Natalie Cole, Celine Dion, Stevie Wonder, Gloria Estefan, Luther Vandross, Shelby Lynne, Kenny Loggins, U2, Michael McDonald, Rod Stewart and The Foo Fighters.

DAVE KOZ 21ST ANNIVERSARY CHRISTMAS TOUR VIP EXPERIENCE

$84 Show Ticket + $75 VIP Ticket

To purchase, call (209) 338-2100 or visit the Ticket Office at 1000 I Street in downtown Modesto.

Package includes:

  • Premium Seat Location
  • Intimate Q&A with Dave Koz
  • Photograph with Dave Koz
  • Autographed VIP laminate

There are a very limited number of spaces available. You must have a seat ticket to join the Meet & Greet. The 30-minute event takes place prior to the show. Please note: you must be able to arrive 1 hour and 45 minutes prior to show time. The VIP event begins promptly 1 hour and 30 minutes prior to show time. You will receive a VIP itinerary approximately 3-5 days prior to the show with the necessary details.

Fri 12/21/18 7:30PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater