This evening a wonderful Christmas concert was enjoyed in Balboa Park. The San Diego Ballet, San Diego Opera, and Civic Organist Raúl Prieto Ramírez performed holiday favorites for a large crowd at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion!
Ballerinas filed onto the stage to dance to Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker, then soaring voices filled the chilly night air with warm selections from Handel’s Messiah, and many favorite Christmas carols.
The concert concluded with a rousing Hallelujah Chorus.
I’m delighted to see how this annual free Christmas concert has grown in popularity to become a true San Diego holiday tradition.
On one special December evening some our city’s finest cultural institutions unite, bringing joy to young and old alike.
I sat in the pavilion and listened, and managed a few okay photos from afar.