Choruses of UC Davis: "An American Holiday"

Presented by UC Davis Music Department

Photo by Edward J. Parent

Choruses of UC Davis: "An American Holiday"

featuring Alturas Duo
Scott Hill, guitar
Carlos Boltes, churrango and viola
Gonzalo Cortés, Andean woodwinds

With the guest ensemble Alturas Duo, the Choruses of UC Davis and Nicolás Dosman bring the rhythms and holiday vocal traditions of the Americas (both Southern America and Northern America) to Davis. Works include “Navidad Nuestra” by Ariel Ramírez (an Andean influenced folk telling of the nativity story), Aaron Copland’s “Zion’s Walls” (drawn from Appalachian America’s hymnal traditions), and “Abreme la Puerta” (a traditional Christmastime song from Puerto Rico).

$12 Students and Children, $24 Adults (Open Seating)

The award-winning Alturas Duo (along with Andean flute and woodwind specialist Gonzalo Cortés) delight working with orchestras and choral ensembles, and collaborating with composers in creating new and interesting repertoire. Bringing together the worlds of South American folk, western classical, and contemporary music, guitarist Scott Hill and violist and charango player Carlos Boltes have performed throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe as well as Central and South America to great acclaim. Praised by The Washington Post as playing with “marvelous virtuosity,” Alturas Duo takes its name from the Chilean poet Pablo Neruda’s poem, Alturas de Macchu Picchu. The English translation for Alturas means “heights.”

City: Davis
Price Range:
$12 to $24

Program Items

arr. Albert McNeil Hold Out Your Light
Jeffrey Ames Gloria Fanfare
Manuel de Sumaya Albricias Mortales
Nunes Garcia Cum Sancto Spiritu
arr. Cristian Grases Abreme La Puerta
Andrea Ramsey In The Bleak Midwinter
B.E Boykin Dormi Jesu
Kenneth Lampl Adon Olam
arr. Moses Hogan Glory, Glory, Glory to the Newborn King
Aaron Copland Zion's Walls
Allan Naplan Al Shlosha D'Varim
Herbert Bittrich Festejo de Navidad
Ariel Ramirez Navidad Nuestra


Scott Hill guitar
Carlos Boltes churrango and viola
Gonzalo Cortés Andean woodwinds
UC Davis Concert Choir
UC Davis Chamber Singers

Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts

Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts

1 Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616
United States