Warwick Sym­phony planning hol­i­day con­cert se­ries

Woonsocket Call - - Rhode Island -

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.

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