Holiday Concert: Home for the Holidays

Date(s) - Dec 10, 2022
2:00 pm

Walnut Creek Presbyterian Church
1801 Lacassie Ave, Walnut Creek

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Discounted tickets are available for youth (ages 13–17) and senior groups of ten or more (ages 62 and up). Children 12 and under are free, but require a ticket. Click the “Buy Now” button to access the Lesher Center for the Arts webpage describing this concert. A “Buy Tickets” link accesses the page where the number of tickets wanted is entered. A “Quick Pick Tickets” link then takes you to the Shopping Cart, where the applicable ticket price is selected for each ticket.

This uplifting program features Ukrainian composer Alexander Saratsky’s new jazzy double concerto inspired by Ukrainian folk songs, plus holiday music from around the world, including “Star of Bethlehem” and “Somewhere in My Memory” from John Williams’s score for Home Alone and excerpts from Handel’s Messiah. The orchestra and choir also join forces for John Rutter’s “What Sweeter Music,” Mark Wilberg’s arrangement of “Deck the Hall,” and the French carol “Sing We Now of Christmas.” Featured also are orchestral arrangements of “Countdown to Christmas” from Victor Herbert’s March of the Toys, Chanukah Festival Overture by Calvin Custer, and Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Ride.”

Featuring: Blackhawk Chorus
Anna Presler – Violin
Leighton Fong – Cello

Alexander Saratsky – Double Concerto for Violin and Cello (world premiere)
Holiday Favorites – Music from Home Alone, Messiah, and more