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The Philadelphia Orchestra

Organ And Brass Christmas

Friday
Dec 14, 2018
7:00 PM
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Overview

Kensho Watanabe - Conductor
Musicians of The Philadelphia Orchestra's Brass Section
Peter Richard Conte - Organ

PROGRAM
Gabrieli - “O magnum mysteruim”
J.S. Bach - “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring”
St. Thomas Aquinas - “Tantum ergo”
Traditional - “Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella”
Traditional - “Gloucestershire Wassail”
Redner - “O Little Town of Bethlehem”
Rollins & Nelson, Steve - Theme and Variations on Frosty the Snowman
Traditional - “Ding Dong Merrily on High”
Traditional - “The Wexford Carol”
Gabrieli - Canzon duodecimi toni
Traditional - “I Saw Three Ships”
Mendelssohn - “Hark! the Herald Angels Sing"
Scheidt - “In dulci jubilo”
Traditional - “The First Nowell”
Lauridsen - “O magnum mysterium”
Herbert - “March of the Toys,” from Babes in Toyland
Traditional - “Angels We Have Heard on High”
Traditional - “What Child Is This”/”Coventry Carol”
Traditional - “The Holly and the Ivy”
Various - Suite of Carols

The virtuosity of our amazing Philadelphia brass section joins forces with the magnificent Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ to celebrate the holidays. This incredible combination of sounds will feature music spanning hundreds of years, from the Renaissance to today's beloved carols. Enjoy the infinite combinations of colors and textures of this ensemble and sing along with your favorite holiday melodies.