The Charlotte County Concert Band Presents:
Ring in the Christmas season with the Charlotte County Concert Band! The Charlotte County Concert Band will be presenting a concert of holiday music on December 1st, at 7:30 in the Charlotte Performing Arts Center in Punta Gorda.
Opening the program will be “Festival Fanfare for Christmas” featuring antiphonal trumpets. This piece will surely set the mood for a wonderful celebration of musical favorites during this holiday season. The band will perform two old standards: “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” and “It Came Upon A Midnight Clear” in new settings by Larry Kerchner. The band will introduce soprano Kira Gaillard who will perform “Grown-up Christmas List” and “He Shall Feed His Flock” from Georg Frederich Handel’s “Messiah.” “In the Christmas Mood” will feature many memorable melodies: “A Holly Jolly Christmas,” Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer,” “Let it Snow,” “Frosty The Snowman,” and “ Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,” all with a swinging twist with hints of Glenn Miller’s “In the Mood.” The program will also have some quieter moments as the band performs “A Winter’s Carol” based upon the Latin carol “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel,” and “Cantique De Noel.” The band will play a new selection from their library as they perform the seasonal favorite “The Polar Express” that will include the songs “Believe,” “The Polar Express,” “When Christmas Comes to Town, and “The Spirit of the Season.” Many more traditional holiday selections will have you leaving the concert with an uplifted feeling of joy and happiness.
Mr. Bob Miller, conductor, hopes that you will come to the Charlotte Performing Arts Center on Friday, December 1 at 7:30 to hear “A Charlotte Christmas” presented by the Charlotte County Concert Band. Tickets are available on-line at www.charlottecountyconcertband.com or at the door the night of the concert.