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Santiago Canyon College Invites Community to Home for the Holidays on November 22

(Orange, CA) - The community is invited to attend Santiago Canyon College’s Holiday Showcase: Home for the Holidays on Saturday, November 22. This special event is co-produced by Dr. Binh Vu, Santiago Canyon College (SCC) assistant professor of music, and Sheryl Donchey, SCC theatre arts instructor.

The Holiday Showcase will feature the SCC Collegiate Choir, the SCC Community Festival Orchestra, the Orange High School Choir and Dance Ensemble. Concert jazz pianist Dr. Brian Kehlenbach, chair of the Santa Ana College Music Department, is a guest performer.

“The event will be a celebration of many cultures and holidays, including Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, ‘Mele Kalikimaka’ or Hawaiian Christmas. We will feature a wide range of music - classical, contemporary, and musical theatre and will celebrate the holidays through music, dance, and theatre thanks to Sheryl Donchey’s scripting,” said Vu.

The Performing Arts Holiday Showcase gets underway at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 22 at the SCC Gymnasium, 8045 E. Chapman Avenue, Orange, CA 92869. General admission tickets are $12. Tickets for staff, students, seniors, and children under 12 are $7. Tickets may be purchased at the SCC Bookstore and cashier’s office or online at Parking is free. For more information, call (714) 628-4822.

About Dr. Binh Vu

As a conductor and music director, Vu serves multiple ethnic communities in the U.S., Vietnam, and throughout Europe. In addition to teaching at SCC where he serves as the chair of the Performing Arts Department, Vu serves as part-time music director at Laguna Niguel Presbyterian Church and as the artistic director of the Ngan Khoi Chorus, a community chorus serving the Vietnamese communities in Southern California. Vu has guest conducted several orchestras in Europe, including the Saint Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra (Russia), the Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra of Maikop (Russia), Ploiesti State Philharmonic Orchestra (Romania), and others. Vu earned a Doctor of Musical Arts in Choral and Orchestral Conducting from The Claremont Graduate University, a Master of Music in Choral Conducting and a Bachelor of Arts in Piano Performance from California State University, Northridge.

About Santiago Canyon College

Santiago Canyon College (SCC) serves about 14,000 students each semester. The college prepares students for transfer to four-year institutions and careers, and provides courses for personal and professional development, as well as customized training for business and industry. The college is recognized for its adult education program which keeps the working adult - and senior - in mind by offering flexible schedules, and community locations. Serving the residents of Anaheim Hills, Orange, Tustin, and Villa Park, SCC is one of two comprehensive colleges under the auspices of the Rancho Santiago Community College District.

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