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Holiday Music: Sounds of the Season

Sounds of the Season

Holiday Music: Sounds of the Season

Julian Kuerti, Conductor
Friday, December 13, 2019 at 9:00pm
Chenery Auditorium
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A return to community & winter holiday traditions, this annual concert is a perfect way to begin your holiday season.

This year, your KSO brings together our community to celebrate, featuring the talents of the Bach Festival Chorus and Kalamazoo Children’s Chorus. Program details are listed below!

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No refunds are available for returned tickets.


ACCESSIBILITY: We strive to make all venues where the KSO offers concerts fully accessible to all. Additionally, sensory friendly accommodations such as headphones, sunglasses, earplugs, and quiet fidget objects are made available for free at all concerts for children and adults. To request an accommodation or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact the KSO office at 269-349-7759.

Featured Artists

Julian Kuerti, conductor
Alyssa Waswick, Saxophone, 2019 KSO Youth Soloist
Bach Festival Chorus
Clare Regan, Soprano
Howard Tejchma, Tenor
Sam Macy, Bass
Kalamazoo Children's Chorus
Santa also was invited ... will he stop by?


Program to include the following: 

BACH                              Weihnachtsoratorium (Christmas Oratorio), BWV 248
1685 – 1750                         Cantata I: On the First Day of the Festival of Christmas
                                                Clare Regan, Soprano
                                                Howard Tejchma, Tenor
                                                Sam Macy, Bass             

— Intermission —

TCHAIKOVSKY               Overture from The Nutcracker
1840 – 1893                                            
arr. Ellington/Tyzik 

KOUTZ                            The Sleigh
1896 – 1950                          Kalamazoo Children’s Chorus
arr. Riegger

MENDELSSOHN             Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
1809 – 1847                          Kalamazoo Children’s Chorus

BERLIN                           White Christmas
1888 – 1989
arr. Bennett

GLAZUNOV                    Concerto for Alto Saxophone and String Orchestra E-flat Major op. 109
1865 – 1936                          Alyssa Waswick, Saxophone

DAVIS                              Little Drummer Boy
1892 – 1980                          Kalamazoo Children’s Chorus
orch. Adams 

TRADITIONAL                Coventry Carol
arr. Kuerti                              Kalamazoo Children’s Chorus

TRADITIONAL                Twelve Days of Christmas Sing Along
arr. Finnegan

ANDERSON                    Christmas Festival
1908 - 1975