The Edwardsville Municipal Band, under the direction of James Kerfoot, will present its annual Christmas concert on Sunday, December 4 at 7:00 P.M. in the Edwardsville High School Auditorium in at 6161 Center Grove Road in Edwardsville, IL 62025. The concert is free to the public.
This year’s concert features the Paul Murtha arrangement Selections From Polar Express. It contains highlights from the movie, including “Believe,” “Hot Chocolate,” “The Polar Express,” and “Spirit Of The Season.” The concert opens with A Celebration Of Carols by Charles Carter which is a medley of some of the most popular Christmas carols ever written; and followed by the John Moss arrangement of The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year. Rick Acuncius will take the baton to conduct several medleys, including Festive Christmas by Kenny Biershenk, the traditional A Christmas Festival by Leroy Anderson, and the beautiful melody of “El Noi De La Mare” in On A Catalonian Carol by Randall Standridge. Also on the concert are arrangements of Go Tell It On The Mountain by Jay Dawson, Carol Of The Night based on “Silent Night” by Richard Saucedo, Laughing All The Way based on “Jingle Bells” by Larry MacTaggart,” and a delightful rendition of Pat-a-pan by Shelley Hanson. Based on The Hallelujah Chorus and When The Saints Go Marching In, the band will play the Canadian Brass arrangement of Saints Hallelujah, and the concert will conclude with the traditional Sleigh Ride by Leroy Anderson.
The concert is being dedicated to the Main Street Community Center for all their support during the year. Donations to the Center will be appreciated and accepted at the concert.
For more information, visit the band web site at www.edwband.com.
Contact: James Kerfoot 973-7318