The Oak Ridge Community Band/Wind Ensemble will ring in the Christmas season with a Christmas Concert and Sing-along on Sunday afternoon, December 10.
It’s a free event, and it will begin at 3:30 p.m. Sunday in the sanctuary of the First Baptist Church, which is at 1101 Oak Ridge Turnpike. The performance is open to the public, dress is casual, and there will be refreshments at the conclusion of the program, a press release said.
“This concert is a wonderful opportunity to bring family and friends to relax and enjoy hearing familiar holiday tunes and sing favorite Christmas carols,” the press 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 carols, 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 neigh, the press release said.
The band will also perform Harold Walters’s “The Christmas Party” and James Curnow’s arrangement of Handel’s “Suite from Messiah.”
Songbooks will be distributed to the audience, which 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 band members range from high-school age to people over 90 who volunteer thir time for rehearsals on Thursday evenings at the First Baptist Church and perform concerts year-round. For more information, visit www.orcb.org, call (865) 483-3044, and follow them on www.facebook.com/OakRidgeCommunityBand.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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