Berstein’s ‘Mass’ in December concert

LA JOLLA — Grab your tie-dyes and love beads and come back to the Age of Aquarius as La Jolla Symphony & Chorus presents the San Diego premiere of Leonard Bernstein’s “Mass,” one of the icons of the 1970s. There will be three performances at 8 p.m. Dec. 4 and Dec. 5 and at 3 p.m. Dec. 6 in the Mandeville Auditorium, at UCSD
Commissioned by Jackie Kennedy for the opening of The Kennedy Center, Mass follows the liturgy through the Celebrant, portrayed by UCSD Gospel Choir Director Ken Anderson, with frequent interruption and commentary from the “congregation.” The production includes three choruses, rock and jazz bands, orchestra and pre-recorded music. Steven Schick conducts.
The concert is directed by Charlie Oates of the UCSD Theater Department. Guest artists include members of the UCSD Gospel Choir and Jazz Ensemble. A free pre-concert lecture is offered one hour prior to curtain. Parking is free. Tickets are $18 to $36. Call (858) 534-4637 or visit


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