Warwick Symphony planning holiday concert series
WARWICK — In celebration of the holiday season, this December the Warwick Symphony Orchestra presents a three-concert Holiday Series sponsored by BankRI with selections that are reflective, inspiring, and exciting.
The WSO will open the Holiday Series at the Greenwich Odeum on Dec. 14. Music will include the Frescobaldi Toccata, selections from Bach’s Orchestral Suite No. 3, a medley of tunes from Menotti’s “Amahl and the Night Visitors,” and holiday favorites composed and/or arranged by Leroy Anderson, Ted Ricketts, Michael Story and Ralph Ford.
• Thursday, Dec. 14, 7:30 p.m. at The Greenwich Odeum: Main Street, East Greenwich, Tickets: $15 general admission, $12 seniors, children 12 and under free. Tickets available through the Greenwich Odeum at: http://www.greenwichodeum.com
The 2017 Holiday Series continues with a presentation of seasonal favorites as the WSO partners again with the combined Royal School of Church Music choirs from St. Peter’s by the Sea, Narragansett; and St. Mark’s, Warwick, under the direction of Cheryl Casola & Linda Wiles. Combined choral-orchestral works will include Vaughn-Williams’ “Fantasia on Christmas Carols” featuring Andrew Gribbin, bari- tone; as well as a new setting of “Sing We Now of Christmas” by John Leavitt, and the gospel-styled “Noel, Noel” by Michael McElroy & Joseph Joubert. The choirs and orchestra will present several other selections independently as well.
• Saturday, Dec. 16, 7:30 p.m., with combined RSCM choirs at St. Peter by the Sea: Central Street, Narragansett.*
• Sunday, Dec. 17, 3 p.m., with combined RSCM choirs at CCRI Bobby Hackett Theater: East Avenue, Warwick.
Tickets: $15 general admission, $12 seniors, children 12 and under free.
* Seating is limited; pre-purchased tickets or reservations highly recommended.