Glorious Sound of Christmas

Bramwell Tovey - Conductor

Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia

Alan Harler - Artistic director


Traditional - “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel”

Mendelssohn - “Hark! the Herald Angels Sing”

Traditional - “Good King Wenceslas”

Holst - “In the Bleak Midwinter”

Tovey - “The Rittenhouse Carol”

Hairston - “Mary's Boy Child”

Tchaikovsky - “Waltz of the Flowers,” from The Nutcracker

Tormé - “The Christmas Song”

Gruber - “Silent Night”

Mr.Tovey - “The Night Before Christmas,” a poem with music

Pierpont - Jingle Bells Overture

Traditional - “God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen”

Anderson - Sleigh Ride

Wade - “O Come, All Ye Faithful”

Friday, December 19, 2014

7:00 pm Verizon Hall

On the heels of a rousing appearance with the Orchestra in 2012, the charismatic Tovey returns this season for three nights to lead a cheerful mixture of traditional favorites, his own arrangements and improvisations, and a special brand of storytelling. From Leopold Stokowski’s Christmas Day radio broadcast in 1930 to Eugene Ormandy’s best-selling 1962 recording, The Glorious Sound of Christmas, to Bramwell Tovey’s unforgettably moving recitation of Clement Clarke Moore’s “A Visit from St. Nicholas” (“’Twas the Night Before Christmas”) just two years ago, The Philadelphia Orchestra has been making Christmas memories for generations. Bring the whole family and start a new holiday tradition. Happy Christmas to all!

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