The Schola sings Christmas Midnight Mass at Saint John Chrysostom Church, 530 E. Florence Ave., Inglewood, CA 90301, with the Carols and Choruses beginning at 11:30pm, Saturday, December 24th.
Included will be music by Victoria, J.S.Bach, Vivaldi, Mozart, Adolphe Adam, and Benjamin Britten, as well as carols, villancicos, and spirituals, and Gregorian chants of Christmas. Featured will be sopranos Christina van Ingen, Louinn Lota and Tanya Greenewade; tenor Vicente Bastidas-Elizondo; and trumpeter Christopher Adachi. Music will be under the direction of Mr. Bastidas, with Fr. Theodore Ley, SM, Ch.M, DMA, Schola Founder, at the Organ. Most of the carol arrangements are a cappella and unique to the Schola. Immediately prior to the Liturgy, baritone Aaron Colston will chant the Christmas Proclamation. The carols and Liturgical Music will be in English, Spanish, German, French and Latin. Cantrices leading the Congregation will be Christina van Ingen and Stephanie Ramirez. Celebrant of the Eucharistic Liturgy will be the Pastor, Father Marcos Gonzalez, with priests of the Parish concelebrating.