For just one night, escape the maddening chaos of South Coast Plaza and the hair-pulling agony of the 405 and settle in to a serene evening of holiday music at the Segerstrom Center. Celebrating 40 years of Christmas tradition, composer John Alexander chooses his very favorite carols for your listening pleasure. Featuring the vocal talents of the Southern California Children's Chorus, the Pacific Chorale and members of the Pacific Symphony, this night's roster includes holiday staples like "Ava Maria," "O Come, All Ye Faithful," "We Wish You a Merry Christmas" and scores more. Relax and recharge—just a few more days to go, the holiday is almost over.
Wed., Dec. 21, 8 p.m., 2011