Glorious Sound of Christmas®

Bramwell Tovey - Conductor and Piano

John Viscardi - Baritone

David Bilger - Flugelhorn

Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia - Chorus

Paul Rardin - Artistic Director

program

Vaughan Williams - Fantasia on Christmas Carols, for baritone, chorus and orchestra

Mendelssohn - “Hark! the Herald Angels Sing”

Traditional - “Good King Wenceslas”

Tchaikovsky - “March,” from The Nutcracker

Holst - “In the Bleak Midwinter”

Traditional - “The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy”

Hairston - “Mary’s Boy Child”

Moore - “The Night Before Christmas,” a poem with music

Rimsky-Korsakov - Polonaise, from Christmas Eve

Pierpont - Jingle Bells Overture

Gruber - "Silent Night”

Tovey - “The Rittenhouse Carol”

Anderson - Sleigh Ride

Kent - “I'll Be Home For Christmas”

Tormé - “The Christmas Song”

Traditional - “God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen”

Wade - “O Come, All Ye Faithful”

Thursday, December 20, 2018

7:00 pm Verizon Hall
This is the holiday concert, combining treasured yuletide favorites with the brilliant virtuosity of The Philadelphia Orchestra. Many people look forward to this festive season highlight all year. (Maybe Bramwell Tovey isn't really Father Christmas, but are they ever seen in the same room together?) Make it your family tradition!

This concert is presented by Wells Fargo with additional support from Delta Airlines.

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