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POPS 2024: Irving Berlin – From Rags to Ritzes

May 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This charming musical is dedicated to the man who came to personify American popular music during the last century.

The LCPC Chancel Choir, Soloists and Orchestra will present 36 favorite Irving Berlin songs in the swingingly hip orchestrations, with 50-voice chorus, full 55-piece orchestra and featured soloists on Sunday, May 19 at 2 p.m. in the LCPC church sanctuary. The song favorites are so familiar everyone will want to sing along.

Irving Berlin came from rags to riches, rising above the tenements of New York City’s Lower East Side to become the most popular and highest-paid songwriter in the world. Filled to the brim with many of his greatest hits, including Alexander’s Ragtime Band, Cheek to Cheek, Puttin’ On The Ritz, I Love A Piano, A Simple Melody, Easter Parade, White Christmas, Gold Bless America and many more, Berlin’s inspiring story is the true embodiment of the spirit of America, and is sure to inspire and delight audiences of all ages.

Prior to the concert at 1:30 p.m., LCPC’s Director of Music & Worship Arts, Jack Lantz, will present a pre-concert talk discussing Irving Berlin’s life as a refugee, the inspirations for his music.

The concert is free. La Canada Presbyterian Church is located at 626 Foothill Blvd, La Cañada.

For those who cannot attend in-person, the concert and pre-concert lecture will be livestreamed. Use the following link to watch:  live.lacanadapc.org.

The concert will also be livestreamed via the church’s pages on YouTube and Facebook.



May 19
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Jack Lantz