Jingle All The Way

Come in from the cold for a heartwarming concert
filled with the spirit of the season

December 5 2021

GRANT HARVILLE
MUSIC DIRECTOR & CONDUCTOR
SEASON SPONSORED BY
D|A|DAVIDSON
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Why You Shouldn't Miss It

 

Gordon Thornett

Festive Overture:

The Joy of Christmas
An imaginative treatment of carols.

Johann Sebastian Bach

arr. Leopold Stokowski

Sheep May Softly Graze
So beautiful, it's often played at weddings.

Randal Bass

A Feast of Carols
This arrangement of six well-known Christmas songs is extensively programmed throughout the US and Europe.

Lucas Richman

Reindeer Variations
Match the music to Santa's famous reindeer.

Vince Guaraldi

A Charlie Brown Christmas

Since its debut on the animated TV special, this jazzy work has never stopped being a favorite holiday album in the US.

arr. Lucas Richman

Christmas Singalong

Your chance to sing with us!

ADDITIONAL TIDBITS

Gordon Thornett
Festive Overture:
The Joy of Christmas

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8 MINUTES

This imaginative contemporary treatment of carols old and new aims to capture the joyful anticipation and excitement of the coming festive season, while also highlighting its real significance. 

Johann Sebastian Bach

arr. Leopold Stokowski

Sheep May Softly Graze

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5 MINUTES

This lovely soprano aria, like the composer’s Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring, is frequently played at weddings. By Stokowski’s era, Bach-mania had been in full swing, and the conductor became intimately acquainted with Bach’s music as a church organist of ten years. Famously, his orchestration of Bach’s (well, now we know it wasn’t really Bach’s) Toccata and Fugue in D minor was featured prominently as the first piece of Walt Disney’s groundbreaking synesthetic masterpiece Fantasia.

Randol Bass
A Feast of Carols

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17 MINUTES

Written for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in 1985, this arrangement of six well-known Christmastide songs has been extensively programmed on holiday concerts throughout the US and Europe.

Lucas Richman
Reindeer Variations

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8 MINUTES

An orchestral description of each of Santa Claus’ traditional eight reindeer — sorry, no Rudolph and his red nose. You’ll hear a very fast tempo for Dasher, a slower, elegant melody for Dancer, and for Vixen, a sultry air.

Vince Guaraldi
A Charlie Brown Christmas

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6 MINUTES

Since 1965, the animated television special, with its untraditional jazzy sounds, has become an annual holiday tradition. Guaraldi, an American jazz pianist noted for his innovative compositions and arrangements, was chosen to score the music by the TV special’s producer, Lee Mendelson, who had heard Guaraldi’s Cast Your Fate to the Wind on the radio while riding in a taxi. The soundtrack, which has gone triple platinum for sales of four million copies, is one of the top best-selling Christmas/holiday albums in the United States. 

arr. Lucas Richman

Christmas Singalong

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11 MINUTES

Join us on this jolly and spirited medley!

PAM LEMELIN

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We are thrilled to welcome the Symphonic Choir
back for the first time in two years!