Tickets $56|$45|$33 (includes service fee)
James Kennerley will explore a variety of holiday favorites, both traditional and contemporary, and will be joined by the Kotzschmar Brass, ChoralArt Singers, and soloist Ashley Emerson. The Parish Ringers will provide beautiful prelude music, starting a half an hour prior to the start of the performance.
The program will include a variety of holiday classics, from traditional carols to modern favorites. James will perform for the first time his new transcription of that most Christmassy of ballets, Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker. We’ll also enjoy Metropolitan Opera star soprano and Maine native, Ashley Emerson, singing James’ arrangements of O Holy Night and a number of other pieces arranged especially for this concert. The ChoralArt Singers will perform Christmas carols old and new—including all your favorites to sing along to—and will give the first performance of James Kennerley’s new Carol of the Bells that he composed earlier this year.
Also included on the program is Anthony DiLorenzo’s ’Twas The Night Before Christmas, a witty musical setting with narration of that famous Christmas story, performed by the thrilling sounds of the Kotzschmar Festival Brass & Percussion ensemble. We’ll enjoy a Baroque Christmas with glorious music from Venice and Germany. James will also perform an improvisation on seasonal melodies selected by the audience!
As Kennerley is known for his flamboyant and colorful socks when he plays the organ, the Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ thought that “Christmas with Kennerley” would be a great opportunity to collect new socks for those in need within the community with a sock drive. Concert goers may bring socks to Merrill Auditorium on the night of the concert.
RUN TIME: 90 mins (1 intermission)
ADULT, SENIOR, and STUDENT prices are available for this event online.
CHILDREN 12 & under are free but require a ticket to attend.
Groups 10+ pricing is available over the phone or in person only.
Ticket prices include a service fee of $6.00 (Adult & Senior tickets) or $4.00 (Student & Group tickets).
Tuesday, December 18, 2018 7:30PM
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