The Oak Ridge Community Band will play familiar holiday songs, and you will be able to sing along to favorite carols during a Christmas Concert on Sunday afternoon, December 12.
The family-friendly concert to ring in the holiday season willÂ begin at 3:30 p.m. Sunday in the sanctuary of the First Baptist Church, and there is no admission fee, a press release said.
Among the compositions on Sunday’s program will be one of Leroy Anderson’s most popular holiday tunes, “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 Robert Buckley’s arrangement of â€œLet the Bells Ring!â€ based on â€œUkrainian Bell Carol,â€ Alfred Reedâ€™s â€œRussian Christmas Music,â€ and Robert Smithâ€™s arrangement of â€œAll is Calm.â€ More holiday tunes performed by the band will be Leroy Andersonâ€™s â€œA Christmas Festival,â€ Paul Lavenderâ€™s arrangement of â€œA Home Alone Christmas,â€ and John K. Evansâ€™s â€œAngels We Have Heard on High.â€
In addition, the Community Band will play a number of familiar Christmas carols and invite the audience to sing along, the press release said.
The First Baptist Church strongly recommends that persons over age 2 wear masks inside the church building.
Directed by Shaun Salem, the Oak Ridge Community Band meets every Thursday evening at 7 p.m. for rehearsals. Interested area musicians who would like to join can call 865-202-2773 for more information. The public is encouraged to visit the bandâ€™s web site at www.orcb.org and to follow current band events on www.facebook.com/OakRidgeCommunityBand.
This press release was submitted by Barbara Gritzner.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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