A wide range of music, including holiday chestnuts, pieces from the classical repertoire, and contemporary hits, will ring out at the Brentwood High School Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. on Dec. 13 when the Brentwood High School Grand Chorus presents its annual holiday concert.
This will be BHS Choir Director Natalie Pratt’s sixth holiday concert with the BHS chorus, and the chorus’ second holiday concert performed at the Performing Arts Center, a 500-seat space that opened in March 2015.
Pratt said the Center has had a positive impact on the chorus since its opening.
“We are so proud to have the BPAC, and [it] has definitely elevated our level of performance,” she said.
Picking out the repertoire for each year’s holiday concert is a big undertaking and is based largely on the talents and abilities of chorus members, Pratt said. She added that she also liked to include as many orchestral pieces as possible since the chorus will be accompanied by eight professional musicians.
One potential highlight of the concert will be the singing of the Gloria movement from Schubert’s Mass in Ab. The chorus will be performing the entire mass in March at Carnegie Hall in New York.
The chorus has performed at Carnegie Hall before, but not in years, Pratt said. It will certainly be the first time that current chorus members will perform there.
“We applied to perform over the summer and were required to submit recordings,” Pratt said. “The choir was accepted and we will combine with other auditioned choirs to perform Schubert’s Mass in Ab.”
Tickets for the holiday concert can be purchased at the door for $5.