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Schedule: California Capitol holiday concert series at the rotunda

As part of the annual Capitol holiday concert series, Cantare Chorale, under the direction of Dr. Jeff Nelson, performs a variety of Christmas classics under the Capitol rotunda on December 9, 2013.
As part of the annual Capitol holiday concert series, Cantare Chorale, under the direction of Dr. Jeff Nelson, performs a variety of Christmas classics under the Capitol rotunda on December 9, 2013. rpench@sacbee.com

The start of a new legislative session isn’t Monday’s only big event at the Capitol. It also marks the beginning of the annual holiday concert series, which kicks off with performances from the Salvation Army Brass Band and the Ding-a-Lings, a handbell choir from the Veterans Home of California.

The series continues through Dec. 23 with daily shows in the Capitol rotunda from local string ensembles, high school choirs and even some state workers getting into the holiday spirit. You can review the entire concert schedule below, courtesy of the California State Capitol Museum:

Dec. 1

11 a.m. - Salvation Army Brass Brand

12 p.m. - The Ding-a-Lings

Dec. 2

11 a.m. - Forest Lake Christian High School Choir

12 p.m. - Sacramento Community Home School Choir

Dec. 3

11 a.m. - Lincoln High School Choir

12 p.m. - CalSTRS Christmas Choir

Dec. 4

11 a.m. - Golden State Accordion Club

12 p.m. - Davis High School Baroque Ensemble

Dec. 5

11 a.m. - El Dorado Musical Theater’s “High Voltage” company

12 p.m. - Cosumnes River College Chamber Choir

Dec. 6

11 a.m. - Pine Grove Elementary School Beartones Choir

12 p.m. - Sacramento Youth Symphony Vivace Strings Orchestra

1 p.m. - Granite Bay Brass Quintet

2 p.m. - Sacramento Valley Concert Choir

Dec. 7

1 p.m. - Girl Scouts of Sierra Creek

2 p.m. - Gleason Park Electric Violin Ensemble

Dec. 8

11 a.m. - Franklin High School Choir

12 p.m. - Avalon String Quarter

Dec. 9

11 a.m. - Ibaraki Christian High School from Japan

12 p.m. - Folsom Lake Youth Choir

Dec. 10

11 a.m. - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers “Corps-a-Liers”

12 p.m. - Davis High School Madrigals

12:30 p.m. - Caltrans Choir

Dec. 11

11 a.m. - Sun City Roseville Singers

12 p.m. - Davis High School Advanced Treble Choir

Dec. 12

11 a.m. - Sheldon High School Vocal Ensemble

12 p.m. - Cantare Chorale of the Sierra Foothills

Dec. 13

11 a.m. - Camellia City Flute Choir

12:30 p.m. - Weimar Academy

1:30 p.m. - Sierra Master Chorale

2:30 p.m. - Sacramento Youth Orchestra Symphonic Wind Ensemble

3:30 p.m. - Park Whitney Elementary School Choir

Dec. 14

12 p.m. - West Campus Wind Ensemble

1 p.m. - Sacramento Recorder Society

2 p.m. - Girls! Girls! Girls! banjo band

2:30 p.m. - Doreen Irwin Singers

Dec. 15

11 a.m. - Sacramento Capitolaires

12 p.m. - John Adams Academy Vocal Ensembles

Dec. 16

11 a.m. - CalPERS Holiday Chorus

12 p.m. - Renaissance Choir Sacramento

Dec. 17

11 a.m. - Sacramento Valley Chorus

12 p.m. - Vocal Art Ensemble

Dec. 18

11 a.m. - Crocker/Riverside Singing Cubs Choir

12 p.m. - Sambandha Music of the World

Dec. 19

12 p.m. - Capital Valley Harp Circle

Dec. 20

12 p.m. - Sing-A-Long with the State Capitol Museum Singers

1 p.m. - RiverBells handbell ensemble

Dec. 21

12 p.m. - West Sacramento Community Singers

1 p.m. - “Holiday in Argentina” music and tango

2 p.m. - Cello Guys

Dec.22

11 p.m. - Trio Bella piano ensemble

12 p.m. - Davis Chorale and Davis Children’s Chorale

Dec. 23

11:30 a.m. - Caltrans Cone Zone Ensemble

Call The Bee’s Alexei Koseff, (916) 321-5236. Follow him on Twitter @akoseff.

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