Winter Gala

Sounds of the Season


The USC Thornton School of Music and its Choral & Sacred Music department present its annual winter gala. Celebrate the holidays in elegant style with Sounds of the Season, a scholarship gala that features 250 singers and instrumentalists ringing in the season with carols and songs in an evening of pageantry for the entire community to enjoy while providing support for student scholarships.

Saturday, December 14
Bovard Auditorium, USC University Park Campus
Pre-concert dinner at 5:00 p.m. optional
Will call opens at 6:30 p.m.
Doors open at 7:00 p.m.

Attire is festive cocktail/business

Parking is available at a discounted rate of $12. Please park in the McCarthy Way Parking Structure, which can be accessed through the McCarthy Way entrance on Figueroa Street and McCarthy Way.

Ring in the Holidays with the Sounds of the Season

For each gift to the Thornton Scholarship Fund at any one of the following levels, you will receive one complimentary seat to USC Thornton’s Winter Gala Sounds of the Season. Seating will be assigned based on the order your reservation is received. All seating reservations will be available for pickup at will call one hour before the concert begins. All gifts are fully tax-deductible. Please note that donations are non-refundable.

$100 Conductor (includes Center Orchestra seating)
$50 Section Leader (includes Side Orchestra seating)
$25 Chorister (includes Mezzanine seating)

Join us for dinner!

We are offering an optional pre-concert dinner at the Amy King Dundon-Berchtold University Club of USC beginning at 5:00 p.m. for $100 per person. Reserve early as this limited capacity dinner is sure to sell out! Dinner will include a champagne reception followed by a three-course menu specially designed for this festive holiday concert. Music performed by our talented USC Thornton students will be featured during the evening. Dinner reservations are not tax-deductible.

Reception at 5:00 p.m.
Dinner at 5:30 p.m.

Online reservations for USC Thornton School of Music’s Sounds of the Season are now closed. Seats are still available and may be reserved in person at event check-in beginning at 6:30pm in front of Bovard Auditorium.


For more information, please contact the USC Thornton Office of Advancement at (213) 740-6474 or