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Holiday Organ Spectacular

Tuesday, December 20 2022

Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall

Concert Timings:
December 20, 2022, 7:30 pm

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Presenting Sponsor:




Todd Wilson is "a fabulous virtuoso with fleet feet, a prodigious memory and technique to burn.” The Plain Dealer

Celebrate the season with the king of instruments! Enjoy a magnitude of musical splendors with world-class organist Todd Wilson and members of Pacific Symphony performing a delightful mix of sacred and holiday music. Favorite Christmas carols share the bill with traditional organ works that highlight the 4,322-pipe William J. Gillespie Concert Organ. Principal Trumpet Barry Perkins will be your host for the evening.

Come early to hear the Laguna Flutes, led by Pacific Symphony piccolo and flute player Cynthia Ellis, perform holiday tunes before the concert in the main lobby.

PROGRAM
TRADITIONAL: "Bring a torch, Jeanette Isabella” (arr. Keith Chapman)
VINCE GUARALDI: Christmas Time In Spain (arr. Barry Perkins)
LEONARD COHEN: "Hallelujah" (arr. Barry Perkins)
BÉLA KOVÁCS: “Sholem-Alekhem, rov Feidman!” (arr. Joshua Ranz)
GERALD NEAR: Carillon on a Ukrainian Carol
MICHAEL COLOMBIER:  “Emmanuel” (arr. Perkins)    
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH / CHARLES GOUNOD: Ave Maria
TRADITIONAL: "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen"  (arr. Barry Perkins)
GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL: "Hallelujah" Chorus from Messiah (arr. Steven Mahpar)

- Intermission -

MARCEL DUPRE: Variations on an Old Carol
JULES MASSENET: “Meditation” from Thais
AMAURY VERAY: "Villancico Yaucano” (arr. Calzada)    
LEROY ANDERSON: Sleigh Ride (arr. Steven Mahpar)
KATHERINE K. DAVIS: "The Little Drummer Boy" (arr. Steven Mahpar)
ADOLPHE CHARLES ADAM: "O Holy Night"  (arr. Steven Mahpar)
SHIRIM: "Dance of the Dreidels”  (arr. Joshua Ranz)
MEL TORMÉ: "The Christmas Song”  (arr. Steven Mahpar)
VARIOUS: Holiday Sing Along
   "Silent Night"
   "Joy to the World"
   “We Wish You A Merry Christmas”



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ARTISTS:
Todd Wilson, Organ
Joshua Ranz, Clarinet
Barry Perkins, Trumpet
Dennis Kim, Violin

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