Glorious Sound of Christmas

Bramwell Tovey - Conductor

Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia

Paul Rardin - Artistic Director


Traditional - “Coventry Carol”

Traditional - “In dulci jubilo”

Mendelssohn - “Hark! the Herald Angels Sing”

Traditional - “Personent hodie”

Holst - “In the Bleak Midwinter”

Traditional - “The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy”

Tovey - “The Rittenhouse Carol”

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

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

Anderson - Sleigh Ride

Traditional - “Go Tell It on the Mountain”

Gruber - “Silent Night”

Hopkins, Jr. - “We Three Kings”

Pierpont - Jingle Bells Overture

Traditional - “God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen”

Sunday, December 20, 2015

2:00 pm Verizon Hall

Back by popular demand, the multi-talented Bramwell Tovey (he's a Grammy-winning conductor, composer, pianist, and narrator) is coming to town, full of holiday merriment. From favorite traditional carols to Tovey's own artistic offerings, like his original "Rittenhouse Carol," our Glorious Sound of Christmas concerts are guaranteed to get you in the spirit of the season. At the heart? "The core of it all is the humanity of the players," says Tovey. He's thrilled to be a part of the Philadelphians' "exalted" music-making... and you will be too!

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