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California Desert Chorale Presents: “Love, Light and Laughter”, A Joyful Holiday Celebration

California Desert Chorale Presents: “Love, Light and Laughter”, A Joyful Holiday Celebration

Hope Lutheran Church in Palm Desert

Sunday, December 12, 2021 at 3:00 pm.

Suggested Donation of $20.

The California Desert Chorale launches its 29th season as the premiere Chorale in the Coachella Valley with a FREE holiday concert “Love, Light and Laughter” sponsored in part by the City of Palm Desert on Sunday, December 12 at 3:00 PM at Hope Lutheran Church in Palm Desert led by Artistic Director Tim Bruneau. The Chorale is suggesting a donation of $20, but patrons are encouraged to give as generously as they can to support the programs of the California Desert Chorale.
This Joyful Holiday Celebration will be held in the beautiful Hope Center at 45900 Portola Avenue at Hope Lutheran with wonderful acoustics perfect for this seasonal concert. All current Riverside County COVID-19 protocols will be followed including the requirement to show proof of full vaccination status and to wear a mask while inside Hope Lutheran.
The program will include: “I heard the Bells on Christmas Day” arranged by Dr. Dennis Moreen, “Ava Maria,” featuring soprano Delatour Zimmer, “Laudamus Te” from Vivaldi’s Gloria featuring sopranos Judi Russo and Ana Rangel, “It Came Upon A Midnight Clear,” arranged by Bruce Mangum, “The Candlelight Carol,”“The Twelve Days After Christmas,”“O Holy Night” with baritone Allen Fisher and so much more.
“Love, Light and Laughter,” will be accompanied by a chamber orchestra consisting of Cindy Brogan, Violin 1; Marie Luedtke, Violin 2; Gilbert Cerda, Viola; Teresa DiPietro, Cello; Paul Dallas, Bass; Linny Smith, Flute; Joyce Lawrence, Oboe; Don Clarke, Trumpet and Anne Ransom on Harp along with Bruce Mangum as Principal Accompanist and arrangements by Dr. Dennis Moreen.
“The members of the California Desert Chorale and I are delighted to be making music together again and we’re especially glad to invite you, our beloved patrons, back to a live concert. Being deprived of the joy of singing together for nearly two years, we are beyond excited about bringing this beautiful program and the subsequent spring concerts to you. I’m certain that you’ll enjoy the variety of holiday music we present. Along with familiar, traditional carols you’ll hear a few comic, novelty pieces and some Gospel and Spiritual arrangements, as well. I composed “The Welcome Table” especially for this concert, as a way to welcome you all back to a live performance. Wishing you all the happiest of holiday seasons and endless blessings in the new year to come,” said Tim Bruneau, Artistic Director, California Desert Chorale.
California Desert Chorale is composed of both professional and amateur singers who bring a wide variety of choral and solo experience to the ensemble. The Chorale’s 60+ member mixed chorus of singers is accompanied by a chamber orchestra and includes guest soloists. California Desert Chorale is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit charitable organization.
Julie Williamson, California Desert Chorale Board President mentioned, “I am so thrilled that the Chorale is once again able to rehearse and perform in-person!  We look forward to continuing our long tradition of excellence and to providing concerts and scholarship opportunities to young people wishing to pursue a career in music. We are grateful for the ongoing support of our patrons, members and local communities that enable us to remain a premier entertainment organization here in the Coachella Valley.”
The California Desert Chorale exists to bring joy to singers and audiences alike by providing a wide variety of choral and other inspiring vocal musical performances which are designed to entertain, educate, and enrich the diverse audiences of Southern California’s desert communities.
For more information and for a variety of ways to support the California Desert Chorale, call 760-346-4933 or visit the Chorale’s website  Press inquiries should be directed to Jeff Hocker, Hocker Productions at 760-409-1530 or


Dec 12 2021


3:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Hope Lutheran Church
45900 Portola Avenue, Palm Desert, CA, USA


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