Although most of the Christmas music performed during the holiday season was originally intended for church services, in these secular times music lovers tend to hear this repertory in concert settings. A felicitous compromise is the Service of Lessons and Carols, an English invention that simply alternates seasonal music and Biblical readings like a very…

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San Diego maestro Ruben Valenzuela, known for leading rigorous period performances of Bach and Handel, has launched a several month festival to perform the sacred compositions of the early 20th-century Anglo-Canadian composer Healey Willan with equal concern for period practice and context . . .

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Under the direction of Patrick Walders, on Saturday the Pro Arte Voices chorus offered a generous portion of English sacred music by Benjamin Britten, Peter Warlock, Peter Racine Fricker, and Herbert Howells in its annual “Evening of Readings and Carols” at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Pacific Beach . . .

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San Diego Pro Arte Voices and Music Director Patrick Walders gave superb performances of British Christmas carols and anthems in ‘An Evening of Readings and Carols’ at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Pacific Beach . . .

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As San Diego’s annual December choral marathon entered its final days, Patrick Walders’ San Diego
Pro Arte Voices presented its seasonal offering in an evening of readings and carols on Saturday (December 20) at St. Andrews-by-the-Sea Church in Pacific Beach . . .

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