Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 7:30PM; Bel Air High School
Sheldon Bair - conductor
Brian Folus – guest conductor
Morgan Bair – Narrator
Theldon Myers - People Look East
Todd Goodman and Justin Cober-Lake - Some Assembly Required
Percy Grainger - The Sussex Mummer’s Christmas Carol
Benjamin Britten - Men of Goodwill (Variations on a Christmas Carol)
Leon Jessel, arr.Donald Raff - Parade of the Wooden Soldiers
arr. Folus – A Hanukah Celebration
arr. Chase - Christmas Memories
arr. Bair – Christmas Sing Along
The SSO’s ever-popular Holiday Concert is bound to continue in its popularity with this concert of Holiday favorites plus a narrated work about growing up. The concert will include a work the SSO has performed many times: local composer Theldon Myers’ arrangement of the Christmas carols ‘People Look East’. Also included from past concerts are the dramatic ‘Parade of the Wooden Soldiers’ as arranged by Donald Raff (our bass trombonist and ‘acted’ by the SSO members) and Brian Folus’ extremely popular (at last year’s Holiday concert) ‘A Hanukah Celebration’ with Maestro Folus conducting. Sheldon Bair has arranged a new ‘Christmas Sing Along’ with different tunes than last year’s Sing Along, and the concert also includes holiday music by Percy Grainger and Benjamin Britten (the latter’s ‘Men of Goodwill’). Bair’s daughter, 14 year-old Morgan, will narrate Todd Goodman’s ‘Some Assembly Required’ about a child learning to grow up. The concert will conclude with the usual goodwill and good wishes from the SSO!
A pre-concert lecture provided by composer Todd Goodman will begin at 6:50 pm.
Share the joy of the season. The SSO collects toys and gifts at its holiday concert. The Aegis Empty Stocking Fund is a non-profit 501(c)3 charitable organization created to help Harford Countians during the Holidays with toys, food and clothing for each family.