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ABOUT THE CELEBRATION As Los Angeles’ largest multicultural holiday celebration, the 61 st Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration is presented by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. An example of the county’s commitment to equity and inclusion, this joyous performance provides Angelenos of all ages an opportunity to come together on December 24 to experience and honor the dynamic, rich cultures of Los Angeles. During the free show, many diverse L.A.-based artists — including community-based and professional choirs, music ensembles and dance companies — showcase their talent, artistry and traditions on location throughout L.A. County including at Jerry Moss Plaza at The Music Center. The three-hour production features instrumental music, song and dance performances.

The 61 st Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration is dedicated to the first responders and essential workers of L.A. County. The County of Los Angeles and The Music Center celebrate and thank these real heroes for putting themselves on the front lines in 2020 and helping make this holiday season possible.

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Hilda Solis

SUPERVISOR, FIRST DISTRICT CHAIR

Holly J. Mitchell

SUPERVISOR, SECOND DISTRICT

HISTORY The L.A. County Holiday Celebration was founded in 1959 by the late Kenneth Hahn, who served as supervisor of the Second District of Los Angeles County from 1952-1992. An advocate for the arts, Supervisor Hahn developed the idea of a free daylong concert along the lines of a neighborhood talent show. When pioneering arts leader Dorothy Buffum Chandler asked Supervisor Hahn to support her plan to build an arts complex in Downtown Los Angeles, Hahn agreed, as long as the performing arts center would open its doors to the public for free every Christmas Eve. While The Music Center was under construction, the holiday show was held at the Los Angeles Sports Arena, and, in ensuing years, in the supervisors’ hearing room. Once The Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion opened in 1964, the show was held in the new 3,100 seat auditorium, where it has continued to the delight of audiences of all ages for six decades. This year, because of COVID-19 restrictions and precautions, the 61st Annual Holiday Celebration transformed into a prerecorded celebration of the holidays, shot in locations around the county, but remains a tribute to the talent and diversity of the artists and cultures that comprise L.A. Over the years, the supervisors from all five county districts have supported the event. Today, the Board of Supervisors includes the Honorable Hilda L. Solis, First District, Chair; the Honorable Holly J. Mitchell Second District; the Honorable Sheila Kuehl, Third District; the Honorable Janice Hahn, Fourth District; and the Honorable Kathryn Barger, Fifth District.

The show was produced for many years by the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, now known as the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture. There are 15 arts commissioners named by the Board of Supervisors. They include: Tim Dang, Helen Hernandez and Norma Provencio Pichardo (First District); Pamela Bright-Moon, Eric Hanks and Hope Warschaw (Second District); Madeline Di Nonno, Constance Jolcuvar and Rosalind Wyman (Third District); Darnella Davidson, Eric R. Eisenberg and Liz Schindler Johnson (Fourth District); and Alis Clausen Odenthal, Bettina Korek and Liane Weintraub (Fifth District). While more than 6,000 people traditionally attend the Holiday Celebration at The Music Center in person, the show reaches all over Los Angeles County and beyond with a live broadcast on PBS SoCal. It repeats on PBS SoCal 1 on December 24 and 25, on PBS SoCal 2 on December 25 and on KCET on December 25. Holiday revelers can also stream on pbssocal.org, kcet.org and holidaycelebration.org. The 60th Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration was named the winner of a 2020 Los Angeles Emmy® Award for Live Special Events Programming. The same Emmy-winning team, led by the program’s 25-year producer and director Kenneth Shapiro, developed this year’s program, which is a production of The Music Center and PBS SoCal in association with CDK Productions.

Sheila Kuehl

SUPERVISOR, THIRD DISTRICT

Janice Hahn

SUPERVISOR, FOURTH DISTRICT

Kathryn Barger

SUPERVISOR, FIFTH DISTRICT

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APPLICATION PROCESS The performers for the Holiday Celebration are selected via an annual public application process, which opens in April and concludes in August. Interested performing groups complete an application and provide video with their applications. This year, selections were made during an extensive review process by The Music Center. Reviewers endeavored to select participants who reflect the diversity of Los Angeles. Visit holidaycelebration.org to learn more and apply.

THE 61 st ANNUAL L.A. COUNTY HOLIDAY CELEBRATION A Los Angeles holiday tradition presented in conjunction with The Music Center since 1959, the 61 st Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration takes on a vibrant new format for 2020. Filmed on location at both The Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion and Jerry Moss Plaza and at sites around Los Angeles County, the beloved three-hour showcase of 22 L.A.-based performing groups features choirs, music ensembles and dance companies representing the many cultures of Los Angeles.

American Youth Symphony

Ballet Folklorico de Los Angeles & Mariachi Garibaldi de Jaime Cuéllar

Cuñao

Daniel Ho Trio and Hālau Hula Kealiʻi o Nālani featuring Tia Carrere and Friends

Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles

Infinite Flow Dance

Jessica Fichot

Jung Im Lee Korean Dance Academy

Kayamanan Ng Lahi Philippine Folk Arts

Lorenzo Johnson & Praizum

Photos: American Youth Symphony by Alberto Santillán; Ballet Folklorico de Los Angeles & Mariachi Garibaldi de Jaime Cuéllar, Kayamanan Ng Lahi Philippine Folk Arts by Will Yang; Cuñao, Daniel Ho Trio and Hālau Hula Kealiʻi o Nālani featuring Tia Carrere and Friends, Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles, Infinite Flow Dance, Lorenzo Johnson & Praizum by Timothy Norris; Jessica Fichot, Jung Im Lee Korean Dance Academy by Cody Kopp

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Pacifico Dance Company

Palmdale High School Chamber Singers and Sunday Night Singers

Rangoli Dance Company

Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca

Sean Oliu and The Coastline Cowboys

Sound of China Guzheng Ensemble

Southern California Brass Consortium

The Opera Company & Orchestra at LACHSA

The Yuko Mabuchi Trio

Tres Souls

Versa-Style Dance Company

Photos: Noteable provided by performer; Pacifico Dance Company, Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca by Will Yang; Palmdale High School Chamber Singers and Sunday Night Singers provided by performer; Rangoli Dance Company by Cody Kopp; Sean Oliu and The Coastline Cowboys provided by performer; Sound of China Guzheng Ensemble provided by performer; Southern California Brass Consortium by Karen Case; The Opera Company & Orchestra at LACHSA by Edwin Drood; The Yuko Mabushi Trio provided by performer; Tres Souls provided by performer; Versa-Style Dance Company by George Simian

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SUZANNA GUZMÁN Suzanna Guzmán, mezzo-soprano, is a native of East Los Angeles and one of LA Opera’s original associate artists. She has appeared as a principal soloist with orchestras and opera houses around the world including the Metropolitan Opera, Washington National Opera, Dallas Opera, Opera de Genéve and San Diego Opera, to name a few. In 2019, Guzmán appeared in Ragnar Kjartansson’s epic work Bliss, the 12-hour Mozart marathon, as Madame de la Halterre with Opera Del Wests acclaimed Cendrillon, and continues to hold the record for most female principal roles sung by an artist with LA Opera: over 400 performances. An advocate of arts education, Guzmán regularly performs her one-woman show, Don’t Be Afraid; It’s Just Opera! across the United States and is widely recognized for her mentorship to California students. Her acknowledgements include the 2012 Hispanic Scholarship Foundation’s Mentor of the Year Award, the 2012 Spirit of California Award from the State of California’s Latino Legislative Caucus, the 2013 Mexican American Foundation Award for Woman of the Year and the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Nederlander Organization for her work in the arts and the community. Guzmán serves on the USC Thornton School of Music Board of Councilors, on UCLA’s Design for Sharing board, and received her honorary PhD in Music from Occidental College. She acted as host for the Emmy-nominated 59th

and 60th Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration as well as for the KCET television show Open Call, a showcase for Los Angeles’ vibrant arts community. During her tenure as director of community engagement for the L.A. County High School for the Arts, Guzmán helped develop programs that served over 13,000 K-12 students annually, bringing them to their first symphony, ballet and musical theatre performance.

BRIAN WHITE Brian White, back for his fourth year as co-host of the L.A. County Holiday Celebration, is an accomplished television, film actor and producer, most known for his roles on Showtime’s Ray Donovan, NBC’s Taken, NBC’s Chicago Fire and ABC’s Scandal as Kerry Washington’s love interest. White starred in and produced the feature films Howard High, Only for One Night , and 36 Hour Layover. After college, White was signed to the New England Patriots; however, his career was cut short due to injury. He then began a lucrative modeling career and co-founded a professional dance and theatre company, Phunk Phenomenon Urban Dance Theater Company, which uses the art of dance as a catalyst for youth outreach. “Phunk” has visited over 200 schools and has collaborated with MTV, the NBA, the WNBA and more; the company has performed with Britney Spears, TLC, Run DMC and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. While developing “Phunk,” White seized an opportunity to work on the television show Moesha in Los Angeles. This opportunity kick-started his acting career and allowed him to steadily grow in the entertainment industry.

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3:00 p.m. THE YUKO MABUCHI TRIO Bass: Dale Atkins Drums: Bobby Breton Piano: Yuko Mabuchi LITTLE DRUMMER BOY By Katherine Davis CHRISTMAS TIME IS HERE By L. Mendelson & V. Guaraldi FELIZ NAVIDAD By Jose Feliciano

GAY MEN’S CHORUS OF LOS ANGELES Music Director: Ernest H. Harrison Pianist: Dr. Cassie Nikels-Gonzalez Members: Scott Blois, Kendall Coley, Peter Dung, Andy Mike Emata, Andrew Franco, Jeremy Johnson, Mc Mellan Legaspi, Todd Lien, Lucio Maramba, Julian Armaya McCarthy, Delante McCrareary, Evan Miller, Paul Miller, Alex Morales, David Panell, Evan Pavlica, Santo Ragno, Eric Ramos, Samuel Saison, Dave Sanchez, James JC Todd, Armand Valdes, Ming Wang, Endy Zhou, Jeffrey Allen Gale, Ed Carlo Arafiles, Evan Bontrager, Tim Bowman, Mike Bray, Jerry Cordova, Javier Descalzo, John Dennehy, Chris Etscheid, Even Fable, Bill Gallimore, Paul Gibbs, Colin Gibson, Michael Harnett, Gary Hayashi, Steve Holzer, Michael Kelly, Will Kohlschreiber, Chris McCain, Daryl Miller, Jeff Mueller, Dave O’Brien, Mike Rose, Gavin Thrasher, Greg Weaver, Thomas Welker, Larry Wolk, William Aguila, Andrew Bender, Marty Brier, Howard Cohen, Marcus Connaghan, David Connors, Mark Davis, Curtis Drake, Brett Evans, Michael A. Graham, Anthony Hernandez, Tom Hietter, Jim Howard, Rob Lofaro, Todd Macofsky, Raul Martinez, Jay McCaslin, John Musselman, Eugene Salandra, Dov Shalman, Richard Shive, Lee Stickler, Terry Takeda, Brian Tillis, Ben Tritle, Neil Vyas, Josh Wentz, Fred Camerer, Bob Crocker, Albert Epstein, Thomas Franklin, Jason Frazier, Zach Gassoumis, Donald Giddings, Robert Gordon, JoshuaHeinke, DennisHunter, Jack Inman, Jadrian Johnson, Michael Johnson, Justin Kiang, Greg Knotts, Kevin Medina, Christopher Meiman, Jerwin Monje, .org Erik Nelson, Jeff Oshen, lebration holidayce Mitchum Owen, Andrew 4


Phantumchinda, Steve Pieters, Ben Robbins, Brian Roskam, Jonathan Rubio, Billy Rugh, Edward Salm, Braden Joyce Schleimer, Bob Sieber, Todd Stites, Kirk C. Tellier, Jason Thomas, David Werthe MA’OZ TZUR Traditional, arr. Ruth Rubin JOY TO THE WORLD By William Holford, arr. Lowell Mason HOLIDAY MEDLEY Welsh Traditional, arr. Edward Jones Segment Production: Sound Engineer: Lucio Maramba Video Editing: Lightship Studios Executive Director & Producer: Lou Spisto

VERSA-STYLE DANCE COMPANY Members: Jackie Lopez, Leigh Foaad, Brandon Juezan, Harry Weston, Ernesto Galarza, Cynthia Hernandez, Alli Gray, Anthony Berry, Gbari Gilliam, Jessi Pontillas, Ceanne Augustine ROOTED RHYTHMS Choreographed by Jackie Lopez & Leigh Foaad Music: La Salsa La Traigo Yo/Jump On It By Deigo Gale, Mario Rincon/NYOP Segment Production: Videography: Jaimar Viray Photography: George Simian Video Editor: Ernesto “Precise” Galarza Audio Mixing: Leigh “Breeze-Lee” Foaad

SEAN OLIU AND THE COASTLINE COWBOYS Lead Singer / Guitar: Sean Oliu Bass: Danny Hudson Drums: Nathan Reyes WINTER WONDERLAND By Jeremy Stuart Smith MEET ME UNDER THE MISTLETOE By Mark Abramson, Betty Jackson, Joe Collins PLEASE COME HOME FOR CHRISTMAS By Charles Mose Brown & Gene C. Redd

PACIFICO DANCE COMPANY Founder, Artistic Director & Choreography: Adriana Gainey Associate Artistic Director: Joel Sandoval Artist Representative: Rachel Cohen Dancers: Raquel Aragon, Miroslava Bustamante, Anahi Diaz, Carlos Escamilla, Jessica Escobedo, Alberto Flores, Anahi Galvez, Jesenia Gardea, Mathew de Leon, Ivan Lopez, Esmeralda Magana, Kristine Meza, Lorena Meza, Jorge Montes, Zarene Marie Núñez, Leslie Ortega, Ricardo Palomino, Daniel Rodriguez, Ariel Rodriguez Muñoz, Jose Velez, Lizette Zendejas, Samantha Zendejas NAVIDAD VERACRUZANA Choreography by Adriana A. Gainey Music: Infinito, Radio Jarocho, Llego Navidad By SonTrack, Radio Jarocho, Los Lobos

DANIEL HO TRIO & HĀLAU HULA KEALI’I O NĀLANI FEATURING TIA CARRERE AND FRIENDS Director: Daniel Ho Daniel Ho Trio: Ukulele, Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar: Daniel Ho Drums/percussion: Randy Drake Bass: Steve Billman Hālau Hula Kealiʻi o Nālani: Choreography, Pahu: Kealiʻi Ceballos ʻUlīʻulī, pūʻili: Lika Hirakami ʻUlīʻulī, pūʻili: Kēhaulani Matsuura ʻUlīʻulī, pūniu, pūʻili: Kanani Toji ʻUlīʻulī, pūniu, pūʻili: Kanoelani Morikawa Kalāʻau: Kahiau Besina Dancers: Kamalei Tanaka, Hiʻilei Kyosai, Kuleana Inouye, Kūlia Green, Kiele Smith, Makamae Yamamoto, Lalena Kawasaki-Knight, Kaʻiulani Kimura, Makana Burns, Kaleo Knight, Nākoa Gabriel, Lilinoe Gabriel, Dean Inokuchi, Zoey Mizutani, Amelia Mizutani Featuring: Tia Carrere ʻUkulele: Chester Ikei Cello: Danna Xue, Dani Joy Herreid Flute, Soprano Saxophone: Greg Vail Zendeko Taiko: Chudaiko, Kane: Vivian Seki Shime, Shakuhachi: Brian Kimura Chudaiko, Chappa: Irene Miyashiro Chudaiko, Gong: Tobe Stacey Shime, Ōdaiko, Okedo: Yusuke Tajima COLORS IN HARMONY By Daniel Ho

Segment Production: Artist Manager, Videographer: Lydia Miyashiro-Ho Additional Videographer: Andrew Chung Artistic Director, Zendeko: Hiroko Seki Translation: Danna Xue, Hiroko Seki Producer, Video editor, Videographer, Recording / Mixing: Daniel Ho Video Editing Consultant: David Ho

SOUND OF CHINA GUZHENG ENSEMBLE Director: Cynthia Hsiang Cynthia Hsiang, Carol Chang, Cookie Zhao, Luffy Ling, Judy Ying, Wendy Zhou, Kathy Lei, JenYen Sleigh Bells: Michelle Kuo

Violin: Hannah Chou Bass: Sam Miller Flute, Piccolo: Sierra Schmeltzer Clarinet: Sergio Coelho Harp: Alyssa Katahara CANDLELIGHT Composed and orchestrated by Alex Mansour in collaboration with Carlos Izcaray Segment Production: Audio Engineer: Francesco Perlangeli Post Production Company: Paxeros Post-Production Supervisor: Sean Drummond Video Editor: Dawson Taylor

KAYAMANAN NG LAHI PHILIPPINE DANCE COMPANY Director: Ave Jacinto Director: Joel Jacinto Director / Choreographer: Barbara Ele Associate Director: Tinette Sumiller Associate Director: Robert Almanzor Associate Director: Jed David Members: Joel Jacinto, Barbara Ele, Frank Lozier, Alex Macayan, Yvette Federizo, Isabella Carrillo-Adriano, Samantha Saldana, Lucca Salazar, Frances Borgona, Melody Maurer, Jordan Almeda, Renee Balboa Canullas, Siena-Adélie Craig, Jed David, Jaana Baker, Renee Viray, Sophie Viray, Arciaga Roselyn, Christine Sumiller, Robert Almanzor, Andrea Nicdao, Anastasia Nicdao,  Aurora Nicdao, Eva Jopanda, Paul Jopanda, Adrienne Jopanda, Melanie Parker, Lucia Sano YAKAN, DUGSO, KHADAL TAHO, THALAK, SOHTEN Choreography by Barbara Ele Music: Traditional

NOTEABLE Members: Jacob Gonzalez, Ryan Wisniewski, Emilio Pichardo, Ethan Miley ROCKIN’ AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE By Johnny Marks WHITE CHRISTMAS By Irving Berlin JINGLE BELLS / SLEIGH RIDE By James Lord Pierpont / Leroy Anderson

INFINITE FLOW DANCE

AMERICAN YOUTH SYMPHONY

Director & Choreography: Marisa Hamamoto Choreography: Forrest Walsh & Shaheem Sanchez Members: Marisa Hamamoto, Stephanie Zellhoefer, Adelfo Cerame Jr., Marc Lafleur, Mia Schaikewitz, Forrest Walsh, Natalie Trevonne, Shaheem Sanchez, Tony Nunez, Lionel Taplin, Amy Lawrence, Dmitriy Kim, Victoria Rafael, Anastasiya Vinikovska, Oxana Kashkina, Adam Fritz, Caroline Blaike, Scarlett Kate Ferguson, Henry Ferguson, Kai Daye Brown, Caley Versfelt, Nicolas Noblitt, Eliza Noblitt, Molly Bannos, Bella Rogers

Music Director & Co-Composer: Carlos Izcaray Executive Director: Tara Aesquivel Director of Orchestra Operations: Isabel Thiroux Cello, Piano: Alex Mansour

DEAR SANTA Choreography by Marisa Hamamoto & Infinite Flow Dance

A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS MEDLEY HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS By Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane FRAGRANCE AT NIGHT By Jinguang Li SLEIGH RIDE By Leroy Anderson

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Music: Silent Night, Ice Cream Rap & Gratitude Hip Hop By Joey Noble & Jay Manuel Thomas Segment Production: Artistic Director: Marisa Hamamoto Choreography: Company Video Editors: Marisa Hamamoto, Laila Gray

LORENZO JOHNSON & PRAIZUM Founder, Director & Lead: Lorenzo Johnson Keyboard: Brandon Forte Bass/Guitar/Drums: Orlando Thompson Organ: Jeremy Jeffers Singers: Melanie Hill, Lorenzo Johnson, Jr., Keicon Cherry, Franchesca White, Loraine Johnson, Xavier Smith, Loretta Johnson-Smith, Jeremy Glover, Tameka Glover, Marion Williams, Ivan Hicks, Daniel Jackson, Jr., Lisa Carter, Tatyana Coleman, Markeisha Jackson, Alessandria Howard ONLY BELIEVE Jason Wright & The Masters Touch 2018 SILVER BELL Arr. By Kim Burrell Segment Production: Video Editor: Keicon Cherry Audio Mixing: Lorenzo Johnson, JR

PALMDALE HIGH SCHOOL CHAMBER SINGERS & SUNDAY NIGHT SINGERS Artistic Director: Mike McCullough Author / Lyricist: Debora Craig-Claar Composer / Arranger: Mark Hayes Trumpet/Soloist: Tyler Heckathorn Saxophone: Lance Azusada Bass: Thomas Ramirez Drums: Julissa Ramirez Percussion: Carlos Martinez Clarinet: Anthony Ray Singers: Aldi Garcia, Anita Pereida, Ashley Martinez, Brittany Garcia, Joi Wilson, Rina Romero, Roxanna Oldham, Traniya Herndon, Aaron Fairbanks, Javier Quick, Steven Calzada, Taylor Montes, Annika Linde, Hilary McCullough, Kathleen Guerrero, Kristy Pacheco, Victoria Sifuentes, Jeanie Maupin, Skyy Cruz, Gabriel Castaneda, Jordan Garrison, Jose Meza, Santiago Cortes BIG BAND CAROL MEDLEY Arr. by Mark Hayes Segment Production: Producer: Hashtag, You’re It DP / Editor: Nicole Alexander VFX: Luka Stemberger Recording Engineer: Dajuan Cowan

JESSICA FICHOT Guitar: Adrien Prévost Guzheng: Annie Zhou Drums: Brian Carmody Vocals, Accordion: Jessica Fichot

Upright Bass: Jonathan Ahrens Clarinet, Tenor Sax: Sylvain Carton 恭喜恭喜 / GONG XI À PARIS By 陳歌辛 / Jessica Fichot LE SECRET By Jessica Fichot

JUNG IM LEE KOREAN DANCE ACADEMY Director & Choreographer: Jung Im Lee Members: Karen Park, Linette Yoon, Yeoiwon Cho, Audrey Thornal, Gina Boa Moon, Suji Hong, Hannah Yoo JANGGU DANCE By Jung Im Lee

5:00 p.m. CUÑAO Accordion, Back-up Vocals: Severin Behnen Bass: Josel Cruz Guitar, Vocals: Julio Montero Violin, Vocals: Gabriel Ramirez-Ortiz Mandolin, Back-up Vocals: Tom Moose Cajon, Percussion, Back-up Vocals: Craig Shields LOS PECES EN EL RÍO Written by: Unknown NOCHE BUENA Written by: Cuñao Segment Production: Video Editor: Josel Cruz Audio Mixing: Julio Montero

RICARDO LEMVO & MAKINA LOCA Bandleader, Vocalist: Ricardo Lemvo Pianist: Serge Kasimoff Trumpet, Backup Vocals: Stephen Giraldo Trumpet, Backup Vocals: Arturo Solar Bass: José Peña Drums: Sandie Castañeda Congas, Backup Vocals: Luis Vasquez Guitar: Andy Abad MAMA KIYELELE By Ricardo Lemvo NONO FEMINEH By Ricardo Lemvo

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA BRASS CONSORTIUM Executive Director: C. Leonard Coduti Artistic Director: Hector Salazar Personel Manager: Drew Ninmer Conductor: Hector Salazar Trumpet: Drew Ninmer, Joe Ferruzzo, Ian Holmquist, Cameron Wilkins, Sarah Bauza, Johnathan Bradly French Horn: Preston Shepard, Adam Wolf, Lisa McCormick, Rachel Hockenberry, Aija Mattson-Jovel Trombone: Daniel Lawlor, Ramsey Hampton, Taylor Covey, Patrick Lenertz Euphonium: Michael Rushman, Charles Lilly

Tuba: Kyle Richter, Gabriel Sears Percussion: Kevin Brown, Jonathan Schlitt, Greg Erskine Guitar: Will Brahm Piano: Austin Byrd Bass: Chelsea Gwizdala Drumset: Sam Webster O COME, O COME EMMANUEL Arr. by Douglas Richard & Hector Salazar RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER & SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN Arr. by Jerry Fielding SILENT NIGHT Arr. by Drew Ninmer Segment Production: Video Editor: Mark Ninmer Audio Editor: Preston Shepard

RANGOLI DANCE COMPANY Choreography: Malathi Lyengar Dancers: Shivani Aysola, Vyshnavi Aysola, Hema Iyer, Nina Krishnan, Nishitha Viswanathan, Anshu Voruganti Sculpture: Suresh Lyengar MALLARI: AN AUSPICIOUS BEGINNING By Rajkumar Bharathi

TRES SOULS Lead Vocals, Maracas: Rocio Libertad Mendoza Guitar: Roberto Carlos Requinto: Jesus Martinez LA LUNA ERES TU By Jesus Martinez and Rocio Mendoza MY GIRL By Smokey Robinson QUE NADIE SEPA MI SUFRIR By Jesus Martinez and Rocio Mendoza

THE OPERA COMPANY & ORCHESTRA AT LACHSA Director: Suzanna Guzmán Music Director: Chris Hunter Music Chair: Michael Powers Conductor: Alan Mautner Concertmaster: Zola Saadi-Klein Pianist: Nina Serova Vocalists: Ruby Moncrieff-Karten, Jayden Bluestein, Lauren Bondurant, Margo Kuzina, Sonya Haber-Levin, Elyse Cain, Talia Isaacs, Micah Angelo Luna, Georgia Winston, Ava Broneer, Archer Isaacson, Leilani Patao, Boyd Eugene, Grace Navarro, Ruby Laks, Kiernan McCafferty, Estefani Lopez, Drew Harris, David Contreras, Ashiya Pugh, Amelia Aguilar Violin: Zola Saadi-Klein, Sergio Paez, Mya Grove, Cayla Mendoza Viola: Ricardo Ibarra, Solomon Leonard Cello: Natalie Avila, Samuel Guevara Bass: Esteban Lindo Piano: Nocole Lam Flute: Kaela Seltzer, Nico Brouwer .org Oboe: Nathaniel Chan lebration holidayce Clarinet: Ian Fleck 6


Horn: Ashley Interiano Drums: Ruby Laks THE PRAYER Arranged by Chris Hunter With special thanks to Josh Groban Segment Production: Production Coordinator: Sarah Little Technical Director / Post Audio Engineer: Alex Mackyol Sound Design: Ryan Kayson Videographer / Editor: Daniel Anderson Videographer: Jeff Field

BALLET FOLKLORICO DE LOS ANGELES & MARIACHI GARIBALDI DE JAIME CUÉLLAR Founder, Group Leader: Kareli Montoya Violin/Singer: Jimmy K. Cuéllar, Nestor Torres Guitar/Singer: Gustavo Hernandez Vihuela: Jason Franco Guitarron: Albert Jimenez Trumpet: Javier Rodriguez, Richard Ramos, Grover Castro Violin: Juan Manuel Baeza, Angel Guzman, Gustavo Zambrano WHITE CHRISTMAS By Irving Berlin LAS OLAS By Sylvestre Vargas & Ruben Fuentes EL GUSTO By Sylvestre Vargas & Ruben Fuentes

CLOSING ENCORE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA BRASS CONSORTIUM SILENT NIGHT By Franz Xaver Gruber

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU We’d love to know what you think of the show! Please tell us by taking our survey at the link below. We’ll randomly select one participant for a $100 Visa gift card. Please note: Some restrictions may apply. http://bit.ly/LA-CountyHoliday-Celebration

61st ANNUAL L.A. COUNTY HOLIDAY CELEBRATION PBS SOCAL 1 Thursday, December 24 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Thursday, December 24 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. PBS SOCAL 2 Friday, December 25 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. KCET Friday, December 25 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. STREAMING ON PBSSOCAL.ORG, KCET.ORG & HOLIDAYCELEBRATION.ORG

Interested in performing in the 62 nd Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration on December 24, 2021, or know a group or artist who might like to perform? Opportunities are available for anyone who lives in Los Angeles County. Applications will be available in April 2021. Visit holidaycelebration.org in the spring for more details.

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C R E D I TS

BROADCAST PARTNER

SCOTT POLLACK Captain, Security TODD REYNOLDS Head Audio RACHEL S. MOORE President & CEO

LEE SMILEK Head Wardrobe

HOWARD SHERMAN Executive Vice President Chief Operating Officer

SHARON STEWART Director, Scheduling & Events

WILLIAM TAYLOR Chief Financial Officer JOSEPHINE RAMIREZ Executive Vice President, TMC Arts VALENTINE GELMAN Senior Vice President, Advancement

WITH SPECIAL THANKS TO

BONNIE GOODMAN Senior Vice President, Marketing and Communications MING NG Vice President, Community Engagement

LOS ANGELES COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS HILDA L. SOLIS CHAIR, FIRST DISTRICT HOLLY J. MITCHELL CHAIR PRO TEM, SECOND DISTRICT SHEILA KUEHL SUPERVISOR, THIRD DISTRICT JANICE HAHN SUPERVISOR, FOURTH DISTRICT KATHRYN BARGER SUPERVISOR, FIFTH DISTRICT

LOS ANGELES COUNTY FESIA DAVENPORT Acting Chief Executive Officer

AMERICAN FEDERATION OF TELEVISION AND RADIO ARTISTS DAVID WHITE National Executive Director, SAG-AFTRA BETH MILLMAN National Director, Television and New Media Entertainment Contracts, SAG-AFTRA STEVEN MEICKE Director, Television and New Media Entertainment Contracts, SAG-AFTRA LISA KYLE Signatory Business Representative, Television Contracts

AMERICAN FEDERATION OF MUSICIANS JOHN ACOSTA President, AFM Local 47

LETICIA RHI BUCKLEY Senior Civic Strategist NICK SCHWARTZ-HALL Senior Producer PATRICK TRAYLOR Production Manager CODY KOPP Producing Production Manager MAYA GUTIERREZ Producing Intern CAROLYN VAN BRUNT Vice President, Guest Services, & ADA Coordinator

CONSULTANTS WILL YANG Photography & Videography KEITH & CO. DOWN THE STREET DESIGNS Logo Design & Animation

CDK PRODUCTIONS KENNETH SHAPIRO Executive Producer/Director TERESA TAYLOR Producer JASON KESSLER Writer DAVID MEAGHER. SIMON MILES Lighting Designer LETICIA LEON Production Designer JOHN MARTINEZ, VALL PEREIRA Screens Producer / Graphic Design JILL DOVE Associate Director LYNN GIVENS Production Manager

CHERYL BROWN Assistant Vice President, Advancement

BOOEY KOBER, JON REGUL Editors

LISA DUCORE Assistant Vice President, Marketing & Brand Communications

VALDEZ FLAGG, JOHN O’ROURKE Stage Managers

SABRINA SKACAN Manager, Media Relations CAMERON JACKSON Manager of Social Media & Promotions GLENN ROBINSON Marketing Manager STEPHANIE KAO Manager, Web Content & Digital Analytics MARIELLE SCHROCK Marketing Specialist DANIEL SOTO Program Manager, Programming/ Community Engagement LUCY ZEPEDA Assistant Manager, Community Relationships & Partnerships MARA DE LA ROSA Community Engagement Coordinator

JEFF KNOWLTON, SCOTT SPIEGEL, ANGEL VASQUEZ Camera Utilities CURTIS EASTWOOD, GREG KUMAGAWA Tower Cam Techs COREY CHECKETTS, JAMES DELA TOREE, JAMES FREEMAN, BRIAN JACQUEMIN, JEFF KLIMUCK, JIM LAY, GEORGE VALENZUELA Jib Techs AUSTIN STORMS Communications MATT BASS, BEN FREDMAN Aditional Videography SANTIAGO GARCIA, DAVID HURD, KANE JACKSON, CLAYTON KOBER Videography Support CHRIS MITCHELL MATT ZERVAS AR Engineers / Programmers KEVIN MUCHA Gaffer ARTURI ELIZANDO Best Boy JOHNNY KALAITZIAN, CESAR LOPEZ Electrics ANTHONY WAYNE Electrician JOHN COX Teleprompter SUSAN SYLER Make-Up JORGE MONTIJO, JOSH MORTON Re-recording mixers LINDSEY LEMKE, ANDREW LIMON, JULIAN LOPEZ, AUGUST MAGGIO Production Assistants NEP SWEETWATER Led technology

VICTORIA ZIKA Production Supervisor

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CLARE SHAPIRO Post-Production Supervisor

SOCAL RENTALS

SHIRAN STOTLAND Technical Director

ATK VERSACOM

ISH GARCIA Audio Director

ROSEMARY MATA, CRISTA MORGAN

PETER BAIRD Audio Mixer GREG KESLAKE Monitor Mixer KIRK DONOVAN, JON KLUCHARTIS, HEATHER OROZCO, ANDREW PAPASTEPHANOU, DON SCHUETTE Audio Assistants TERRENCE HO, JEFF MESSENGER Video Control KEITH DICKER, ALEX HERNANDEZ, ZEKE HERNANDEZ, ANDREW JANSEN, STEVE MARTYNIUK, KEVIN NOLAN, DAN WEBB Camera Operators

Lighting equipment Sound equipment Communications Nurses SOLANGE CHARLET, FABIAN LUQUIN, CHRISTIAN WOODS Location Monitors

DISPLACED FILMS DAVID ZEIGER Producer JERRY HENRY DP / Videographer AARON MUNCY

DIANE LAUERMAN Assistant to the President Business Representative MPTF Administrator

JASON CLARK Director, Production

AFM-Local 47

ROBERT DEVIS House Manager

ZAC CROMWELL, ANDREW LAW Programmers

ALEXANDER VELASCO

DENNIS HOLBROOK Master of Properties

DANNY VILLA PRG Lighting Technician

LEAH ZEIGER

RYAN LEBETSAMER Head Electric

SCOTT HEAMES Technical Manager

BEDROS OHANIAN Director, Security

MATT MINKOFF Head Utility

ROBERT PAGNOTTA Business Representative — Theatre Local 33

INTERNATIONAL ALLIANCE OF THEATRICAL AND TV STAGE EMPLOYEES

TIM CONROY Head Carpenter

FRED QUILLEN Video Recordist

Production Sound LINDSAY MOFFORD, BILL RUSSELL Editors Assistant Editor Production Coordinator

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