Bridgewater College’s Music Ensembles Present Holiday Extravaganza Concerts

The back of a band director can be seen conducting a band of students. Performers are wearing all back and masks.

Bridgewater College’s music ensembles will perform a number of familiar seasonal songs during two Holiday Extravaganza events in the Concert Hall of the Carter Center for Worship and Music on the College’s campus.

The first Holiday Extravaganza event will take place on Friday, Dec. 3, at 7:30 p.m. The second will begin at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 5.

Ensembles performing at both extravaganzas include the Chorale, Concert Choir, Symphonic Band and Jazz Ensemble.

Under the direction of Assistant Professor of Music Dr. Ryan Keebaugh, the Chorale will perform “The Rose”by Ola Gjeilo and Benjamin Britten’s“Wolcum Yole”and“This Little Babe.” The Concert Choir will perform “Carol of the Bells”arrangedby Peter Wilhousky and Dan Forrest’s arrangement of “Silent Night” and “Angels From the Realms of Glory.”Adjunct Professor of Music Amy Robertson will accompany the Chorale and Concert Choir on piano.

The Symphonic Band, under the direction of Associate Professor of Music Dr. Christine Carrillo, will perform “African Holy Night”arranged by Robert W. Smith, “Haunted Sleigh Ride”by James Lord Pierpont and arranged by Brian Beck and“Sleigh Ride”by Leroy Anderson. Among the pieces the Jazz Ensemble will perform are “Sugarplum Rock” arranged by Paul Clark, “God Rest Ye Mambo, Gentlemen” arranged by Greg Moody and “Big Noise from the North Pole” by Mike Collins-Dowden.

On Friday, additional ensembles include the flute choir, chamber strings, Chordially Yours a cappella choir and the trumpet ensemble.

Sunday’s performance will include the guitar ensemble, sax quartet, jazz combo and percussion ensemble.

The performances are free and open to the public. In keeping with guidance from the CDC, Bridgewater College requires that all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, properly wear face masks when indoors in public areas of campus.

BC’s Holiday Extravaganza
When: 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 3, and 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 5. 
Where: Concert Hall, Carter Center for Worship and Music, Bridgewater College’s campus 
Notes: Free and open to the public. Masks required indoors regardless of vaccination status. 

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