Join VocalEssence to welcome the holiday season Latin-style with the music of legendary jazz musician Dave Brubeck and his charming Christmas cantata La Fiesta de la Posada. Brubeck, who grew up on a cattle ranch in California, fell in love with the sounds of Mexican folk music that surrounded him. Blending Latin rhythms with American jazz, Brubeck created a stunning Christmas cantata celebrating Las Posadas, the Latin festival recounting the journey of Mary and Joseph to the stable. VocalEssence will recreate the piece with Brubeck’s original instrumentation, featuring pianist Dan Chouinard and local mariachi band Mariachi Mi Tierra. Beloved carols will complete the program in settings by renowned American composers including “O Little Town of Bethlehem,” “We Three Kings,” and “Angels We Have Heard on High.” Welcome Christmas will warm your heart and get you in the holiday spirit!