The Oak Ridge Community Band/Wind Ensemble will perform in a free sing-along concert on Sunday, December 13.
“Come ring in the Christmas season,” a press release said.
The performance begins at 3:30 p.m. December 13 in the sanctuary of the First Baptist Church at 1101 Oak Ridge Turnpike. Dress is casual, and there will be refreshments at the end of the program, the press release said.
“The Community Band’s Sing-Along concert is a wonderful opportunity to bring family and friends and enjoy an hour of hearing familiar holiday tunes and sing favorite Christmas carols,” the release said.
“Among the numbers on Sunday’s program are two of Leroy Anderson’s most well-known holiday tunes: ‘A Christmas Festival,’ featuring a medley of holiday selections, and the time-honored piece ‘Sleigh Ride,’ in which you can not only hear the bells on the horse pulling the sleigh but the crack of the whip, the clip-clop of the horse’s hooves, and the horse’s distinctive whinny. The band will also perform the lovely strains of ‘Greensleeves’ and Handel’s stately ‘Hallelujah Chorus’ from ‘The Messiah.'”
Songbooks will be distributed to the audience, who will be invited to sing Christmas carols accompanied by the band, the press release said.
The Oak Ridge Community Band/Wind Ensemble is directed by Dale Pendley and assistant conductor Lisa Michaels. Band members are instrumentalists ranging from high school age to 90 years old who volunteer their time for rehearsals on Thursday evenings at the First Baptist Church and perform concerts year-round. For more information, visit www.orcb.org or call (865) 483-3044.
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