‘A Joyous Christmas’ concert and Filipino food fest on Dec. 7

‘A Joyous Christmas’ concert and Filipino food fest on Dec. 7

/ 10:33 AM December 04, 2019

The Filipino American Symphony Orchestra and Holy Family Filipino Church Choir in concert. RICK GAVINO

LOS ANGELES — A concert of cherished Filipino and western holiday carols and tunes by the Filipino American Symphony Orchestra (FASO) combined with a Filipino food festival will chill Christmas revelers in the Los Angeles Area.

Following the delightful Filipino tradition of native delicacies available outside the church after “Simbang Gabi” (dawn mass), a festival featuring holiday delicacies awaits the audience of “A Joyous Christmas with FASO” this Saturday, December 7, 6 p.m. at the White Memorial Church in Los Angeles.


After the show by the only Filipino symphony orchestra outside of the Philippines, Titas of Manila Filipino Kitchen will be offering hot arroz caldo, fried chicken skin, dilis and taho.

Pre-packaged Pinoy “kakanin” (native delicacies), also prepared by Titas of Manila Filipino Kitchen, will be available: cheese and ube puto, cassava flan, kutsinta, sapin sapin, maja blanca, ube halaya and crinkles.




The delicious repast will be a fitting ending to an evening of nostalgic musical feast by FASO, under its musical director and conductor Robert “Bob” Shroder, and its guests, the Holy Family Filipino Church Choir, with Tom Makiling as its musical director, Felson Palad, Deb Victa and Vhen Bautista.

For tickets to “A Joyous Christmas with FASO,” contact Arlene Ferrolino (213.248.9850), Andy Tecson (323.467.5096) or Amirah Limayo (818.208.0128).

FASO Conductor Robert Shroder. RICK GAVINO

Special discounts are available. A 10 percent group discount applies to a minimum purchase of 10 tickets. A 20 percent group discount applies to a minimum purchase of 40 tickets.

White Memorial Church is best accessed from 1720 E. Cesar Chavez Avenue, with ample parking spaces on a parking lot next to the church and a parking structure across the street from the church. More information about FASO is available at www.fasofoundation.org.

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