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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.

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

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