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Merry Tuba Christmas
December 8, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pmFree!
Celebrating its 44th anniversary in Los Angeles, the annual Merry Tuba Christmas concert will ring in the holidays with the glorious sound of tubas. This beloved tradition will take place on Sunday, December 8, 2019, at 3:00 PM, in the beautiful Hall of Liberty on the grounds of Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills, 6300 Forest Lawn Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90068. Over 100 tuba and baritone players ranging in age from 8 to 80 come from all over Southern California to play Christmas carols—and a few Hanukah songs—to the delight of everyone in attendance.
The concert is free to the public, and the audience is encouraged to sing along.
Featured guest artists will include Jim Self, master tubist who provided the voice of the mothership in Close Encounters of the Third Kind; The Hollywood Tuba 12, a 12-piece ensemble of some of the best professional players in the world; the Tubadours pro quartet; and the USC Tuba Quartet.
Marking his ninth year as conductor is Scott Wilkinson, a second generation native Angelino, professional tubist, and long-time Tuba Christmas participant. In 2012, the event was featured on NPR’s The California Report radio show, and in 2004, Huell Howser devoted episode 1110 of his Visiting PBS television series to Merry Tuba Christmas Los Angeles. All tuba and baritone/euphonium players are invited to participate, regardless of ability; students are especially welcome.
For more information, please visit TubaChristmasLA.com