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Christmas Concert

December 3, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Our Lady Queen of Heaven Children’s Choir Joins

The Lake Charles Community Band Christmas Concert for Light up the Lake

 

We could all agree that holiday music lifts our spirits and reminds us of the cheer of the holidays past.  It brings us back to a simpler, sweeter time, perhaps the childhood time when a new doll or a bicycle could solve all the problems of our carefree world.

 

Our Lady Queen of Heaven Children’s Choir will join the Lake Charles Community Band Christmas Concert on December 3 in the Lake Charles Civic Center Mezzanine from 3:00-4:00 pm. The band will play the following concert selections:

 

Fanfare and Procession On An Old English Carol……………………Robert W. Smith

A sparkling arrangement of the old English carol “Adeste Fidelis.  O Come, All Ye Faithful was originally written in Latin and the English translation was credited to an English Catholic priest in 1841.  Mr. Smith’s new setting features a brass fanfare, a processional march and a grandiose finish.

 

Greensleeves……………………………………………………..……….. arr. Alfred Reed

This is a traditional folk song found in several late16th century and early 17th century sources, and the Christmas texts were associated with the tune as early as 1686.  By the 19th century almost every printed collection of Christmas carols included some version of words and music together, the most popular being “What Child Is This?”

 

Do You Hear What I Hear ……………………………………………….. arr. Crocker/Moss 

Do You Hear What I Hear was originally written in October 1962 by Noel Regney and Gloria Shayne Baker. The coupled, married at the time, wrote the song as a plea for peace during the Cuban Missile Crisis.  Regney was inspired to write the lyrics “Said the night wind to the little land, ‘Do you see what I see?” and “Pray for peace, people everywhere” after watching babies being pushed in strollers on the sidewalks of New York during this nuclear war threat.

 

 

 

The Bells of Christmas………………………………………………………arr. Ted Rickets

Mr. Rickets has loaded this arrangement of traditional holiday “Bell” favorites with a creative mix of styles and treatments.  

 

Sleigh Ride………………………………………………………………… Leroy Anderson

Mr. Anderson had the original idea for the Sleigh Ride during a heat wave in 1946 and finished the work in February 1948.  The lyrics were added by Mitchell Parish in 1950.  Interestingly, although Sleigh Ride is often associated with Christmas, the song’s lyrics mention no holiday or religion. 

 

We Need A Little Christmas………………………………………………..arr. Ted Ricketts

We Need A Little Christmas is a popular Christmas song originating from Jerry Herman’s Broadway musical “Mame”, and was first performed by Angela Lansbury in the 1966 production. In the film adaption, it was performed by Lucille Ball.  Other artists to perform this piece range from Johnny Mathis, The Muppets, and most recently the cast of Glee.

 

Merry Christmas, Darling……………………………………………… arr. Jerry Brubaker

Merry Christmas Darling was written by Richard Carpenter and Frank Pooler and was originally recorded in 1970.  In 1978, a new version was recorded with Karen Carpenter’s vocal added.                                    

 

Selections from The Polar Express……… ……………………………arr. Murth/Snyder

The movie “Polar Express” features a tuneful score by Alan Silvestn and stunning visual effects, which makes this holiday movie an annual favorite. This inspiring adventured is based on Chris Van Allsbur beloved children’s book and tells the story of a doubting young boy who takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole.  The boy embarks on a journey of self-discovery that teaches him that the wonders of life never fade for those who believe.

 

In The Christmas Mood…………………………………………………arr. Joh Wassonis

This is a fabulous medley including: A Holly Jolly Christmas, Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer, Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Frosty the Snowman and Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree, all gift wrapped with the swing classic In The Mood!!!

 

The concert will culminate into a sing-along crescendo. The Lake Charles Community Band is under the direction of conductor Fredrick Roeder who was handed the baton in August 2016.

 

Details

Date:
December 3, 2016
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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