The Valley Line: L.A. Children's Chorus sings its holiday songs

Hello! Is anybody here?

It has been very quiet around the hills and dales of our snug little burg. I truly think the community is taking a long winter's nap. I haven't heard a peep from anyone — which means that I don't have much to write about.

I guess I can launch into some idle chatter — like the movie and television award season that launched Sunday evening with the Golden Globe Awards presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn.

No, I didn't go, but I did love watching the KNBC televised fashion show along the red carpet. Fashion-wise, I think it was mostly an "off" year for the fashionistas. In my estimation, there were more fashion misses than hits. However, I did think that Catherine Zeta-Jones was the epitome of old Hollywood glam in her fabulous dark-green gown.

This is just the beginning of the award season. The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) will hold its televised award show on Sunday, Jan. 30, from the famed Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium. And the granddaddy of them all — The Academy Awards — will be held at Hollywood's Kodak Theater on Feb. 27 and will be aired live on ABC Television.

Oops! I almost forgot – the Razzie Award winners will be announced on February 26. The Razzie Awards have been honoring each year's worst movies and actors since 1980. Here is an interesting side note: Last year, actress Sandra Bullock is the only thespian to win a Razzie (for the film "All About Steve") and an Oscar in the same year for "The Blindside." Go figure.

And certainly not least of the various award ceremonies is the USC Libraries, which will be holding its 23rd annual Scripter Award for the outstanding adaptation of the printed word into film on Friday, Feb. 4, on campus at the Doheny Memorial Library.


Now, I do still have one holiday party to report about. The Los Angeles Children's Chorus (LACC) showcased its elite Chamber Singers with four of its alumni – now celebrated emerging artists – at a special Holiday Salon Concert at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion's Salon C.

The festive event, which included a pre-concert dessert and sparkling-wine reception, was just a warmer-upper for guests. Featured in the heart-warming concert, led by Anne Tomlinson, were Ariadne Greig, soprano; Albert Wonjae Pae, flute; Andrew Wonjun Pae, piano and Adrienne Pardee, soprano. La Canada resident Kelsey Haley is part of this elite Chamber Singers group

It was such a joyful event that is part of the renowned choir's year-long 25th anniversary celebration commemorating LACC's commitment to education young people in the choral arts and creating glorious music for audiences around the world.

Foothill residents who sing with the full choir of LACC include: Brandon Cheung, Katie Cooper, AnaMarie Evans, Jameson Evans, Kelsey Haley, Mikah Herrick, Christopher Henry, Audrey Larcher, Anastacia Menemenlis, Julia Nowk, Claire Papak, Dane Reeb, Steve Rodriguez, Abigail Rosen Ryan Schiller, Connor SooHoo, Sarah Terry, Marquis Williams, Misao McGregor, Lily Multize, and Catalina Ruiz.

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