Bristol Chorale and the Bristol Brass and Wind Ensemble set for holiday concert at BCHS

Published on Thursday, 25 November 2021 09:55
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BRISTOL – The Bristol Chorale and the Bristol Brass and Wind Ensemble will be presenting its annual “Holiday Concert” Sunday, December 12 at Bristol Central High School.

The free concert will be held at 3 p.m. in the auditorium of the school at 480 Wolcott St. Doors will open at 2:30 p.m. with open seating, but visitors will be required to wear masks.

The concert will be directed by David Junko of The Bristol chorale and Richard Theriault of The Bristol Brass and Wind Ensemble.

The Brass and Wind ensemble will play favorites such as “The Christmas Festival” by Leroy Anderson, “A Fireside Christmas” by Sam Nestico and “The Bells of Christmas,” with a special narration by Greg Hahn, and Emmanuel Variants by Robert Foster.

The Bristol Chorale, with Jane Theriault as accompanist, will sing a special vocal rendition of “Twas the Night Before Christmas” by Clement Moore, “Candlelight Carol” by John Rutter, “The Chanukah Song” by Ryan Nowlin and a lively arrangement of “Jingle Bells” by Mark Hayes. There will also be a special musical tribute to Ken Ferris who recently retired as Bristol Chorale director.

The grand finale will be both groups performing together “Irving Berlin’s Christmas,” with classic songs such as “Happy Holidays,” “Snow,” “Count Your Blessings” and “White Christmas.”

A free will offering will be requested from the audience at the end of the performance.

Posted in The Bristol Press, Bristol on Thursday, 25 November 2021 09:55. Updated: Thursday, 25 November 2021 09:57.