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Holiday Organ Spectacular

Holiday Organ Spectacular

Todd Wilson, organ and host
 
Members of Pacific Symphony:
Barry Perkins, trumpet
Mindy Ball, harp
Dennis Kim, violin
Meredith Crawford, viola
Elliott Moreau, bassoon and saxophone


Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
  
There is no Preview Talk for this performance.

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, $3.1 million William J. Gillespie Concert Organ.

PROGRAM
TRADITIONAL: "I Saw Three Ships" 
TRADITIONAL: "The First Noel"
VINCE GUARALDI: "Christmas Time Is Here"
TRADITIONAL: "Sussex Carol"
MICHAEL COLOMBIER: "Emmanuel"
TRADITIONAL: "Carols of the Manger"
TRADITIONAL: "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen"
GERALD NEAR: "Carillon on a Ukrainian Bell Carol"
HANDEL: "Hallelujah" Chorus from "Messiah"

~ Intermission ~

TRADITIONAL: "Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella"
TRADITIONAL: "I Saw Three Ships"
TRADITIONAL: "O Holy Night"
TRADITIONAL: "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel"
TRADITIONAL: "O Christmas Danny Boy"
LEROY ANDERSON: "Sleigh Ride"
WALTER KENT: "I'll Be Home for Christmas"
MEL TORME: "Christmas Song"

 

Program Notes

Learn more in the program notes (PDF).

Todd Wilson

Guest Artist

Todd Wilson

Regarded across America and around the world as one of today’s finest concert organists, Todd Wilson is head of the Organ Department at The Cleveland Institute of Music, and Director of Music and Worship at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Cleveland, Ohio. In addition, he is Curator of the E.M. Skinner pipe organ at Severance Hall (home of The Cleveland Orchestra), and House Organist for the newly-restored Aeolian organ at the Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens in Akron, Ohio.