SMSO Presents SOUNDS OF THE SEASON

Published by Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra

Saturday 9th of December 2017

LMC Mendel Mainstage, 2755 E. Napier Ave, Benton Harbor

Featuring: Caleb Harris, Guest Conductor and the Citadel Symphony Chorus.

 

Celebrate the season with the SMSO as Guest Conductor Caleb Harris leads the orchestra and the Citadel Symphony Chorus on a variety of holiday melodies including arrangements of "What Sweeter Music" and "Silent Night" by acclaimed British composer John Rutter. In addition, the audience will thrill to many musical surprises in a special arrangement of the “12 Days of Christmas” by David Chase originally performed by the acclaimed Boston Pops Orchestra. The evening will round out with performances of John Williams "Merry Christmas" and a rousing rendition of Handel's ever popular "Hallelujah Chorus."

 

Program:

Overture to The Snowman - Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Suite - arr. John Rutter
Joy to the World
What Sweeter Music
Blow, Blow Thou Winter Wind
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Symphony Chorus - A cappella set
Gaudete - Michael Englehardt
I Wonder As I Wander - John Rutter
Angels We Have Heard On High - David Cherwien
Silver Bells - Mac Huff
Somebody Talkin' Bout Jesus - Stacey V. Gibbs
Polar Express Suite - Alan Silvestri arr. Brubaker
Sleigh Ride - Leroy Anderson
Twelve Days of Christmas - Robert DeCormier
Sanctus - Maurice Duruflé
Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence - Gustav Holst
Silent Night - arr. John Rutter
Gloria - Randol Alan Bass
Hallelujah Chorus - George Frederic Handel

 

More info: http://smso.org/Concerts/Mainstage/Mainstage3.html