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Procession of Carols lights up the holidays


Sac State’s Women’s Choir is one of three choruses taking part in the Procession of Carols.

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The local premiere of a new setting of “Gloria” for organ, choir and brass ensemble will be featured at Sacramento State’s 27th annual Procession of Carols.

Directed by Donald Kendrick, Sacramento State’s three choirs continue this holiday concert tradition at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, at Sacred Heart Church, 39th and J streets.

In addition to K. Lee Scott’s “Gloria,” the choirs will perform a new choral work, “Midnight Clear” by San Francisco composer Matthew Nielsen, and “Christus Natus Est,” an extended work for brass and choir by popular English composer Cecilia McDowall.

Each performance features new and familiar carols for the audience to share, brass and organ music and, of course, candlelit processions in a program designed to brighten the holiday spirits.

The concert traditionally sells out. Tickets are $10 general admission and $5 for seniors and students, and are available at the University Ticket Office, (916) 278-4323 or

For more information, visit or call (916) 278-5155. For media assistance, call Sacramento State’s Public Affairs office at (916) 278-6156.

- Craig Koscho