Sunday, November 26, 2017

The first Holiday concerts are coming up

Two local groups, the Concord Chamber Orchestra and the Milwaukee Festival Brass will perform their Holiday concerts on Saturday December 2.

The Milwaukee Festival Brass will perform Holidays in Brass at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church in Wauwatosa, beginning at 7 PM.  The program is a celebration of the release of their first CD, and will feature selections from that disc.  Trombonist Will Akers will be featured n Angels on High,” and principal cornettist Krystal Esty will perform a beautiful arrangement of John Rutter’s Candlelight Carol.  For more information or to order tickets, please see the MFB web site.

On the same evening, the Concord Chamber Orchestra will perform Portraits of Divinity at the Basilica of St. Jopsephat on the corner of 6th Street and Lincoln Avenue in Milwaukee beginning at 7 PM.  Joining the CCO will be the Milwaukee High School of the Arts Choir, under the direction of Raymond Roberts. The program includes:

     Giovanna d’Arco (Joan of Arc) Overture - Giuseppe Verdi
     “Entrance of the Queen of Sheba” from Solomon- George Frederick Handel
     “Ballet Suite” from Hérodiade - Jules Massenet
     “Bacchanale” from Samson & Delilah - Camille Saint-Saëns
     Gloria - Antonio Vivaldi
     A Christmas Festival - Leroy Anderson

There is no better venue for a concert like this than the Basilica.  For more information or to order tickets, see the CCO web site.

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