Grace College Music Wind Ensemble Presents Grace Holiday Concert

The Grace College Wind Ensemble invites the community to join them on Friday, December 10 at 7:30 P.M. as they present their holiday concert.  The evening will feature guest performances from the Chain-O-Lakes Barbershop Chorus, Warsaw Breakfast Optimist Singers, Holiday Brass Ensemble, and featured soloist Arturo Osorio.

The twenty-member Grace Holiday Brass Ensemble will begin the program with Sammy Nestico’s “Spirit of Christmas” fanfare. Following the fanfare the Optimist Singers will perform several selections, including a spoof on the traditional carol “Hark the Herald Angels Sing,” entitled “Variations of Fa La La.” The Optimist Singers have been performing for more than 25 years.

With its 30-plus members, the vibrant Chain-O-Lakes Chorus will perform holiday favorites like “Santa Claus is Coming to Town,” “O Holy Night,” “White Christmas,” and more, under the direction of Dick Sutton.

Closing out the program will be the Grace Wind Ensemble under the direction of Martin Becker.  The band will perform a couple of new arrangements that have a new twist on some traditional Christmas melodies.  The band will “swing” as they perform “Christmas a la Big Band” and “Secret Agent Santa.”  From a holiday favorite the “Nutcracker Ballet,” the band will perform “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy.” Next, the ensemble will perform Gustav Holst’s “Christmas Day.”

The audience will join in the finale of the evening as all the performers and audience join in a Christmas carol sing-along.

The concert will be held at Rodeheaver Auditorium and is free and open to the public.  Contact Martin Becker at Grace College if you need additional information about the Grace College Wind Ensemble.

Free Admission

Friday, December 10, 2010

7:30 p.m.

Rodeheaver Auditorium

Winona Lake, Indiana

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