John Sawoski plays keyboards with the Disneyland Symphony Orchestra at Disney’s Annual Candlelight Concerts December 7th and 8th, 2013. 2 performances nightly at 5:30pm and 8:00pm, at Town Square, Disneyland.
The concert also features fanfare trumpet players, a 650-voice choir, a handbell choir, vocal soloists, guest guitarist Tom Hynes, and guest narrator Kurt Russell reading the Christmas story from scripture and tradition. The orchestra, made up mostly of Los Angeles studio musicians, performs a beautifully moving collection of Christmas music, from Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus to traditional sacred songs and carols arranged by Bob Krogstad, John Rutter, Jack Askew, Peter Knight, Ken Whitcomb, musical director Bruce Healey, and others. The conductor is Nancy Sulahian, Director of Chamber Singers in the Los Angeles Master Chorale.