Get into the holiday mood early with the Mercyhurst Wind Ensemble.
The Wind Ensemble, directed by Scott Meier, PhD., will be playing a selection of Christmas songs.
These pieces include: “Bring a Torch” arranged by David Shipps, “Greensleeves” arranged by Alfred Reed, “An American Christmas” arranged by Robert W Smith, “Stille Nacht” arranged by Chip Davis, “Sleigh Ride” arranged by Leroy Anderson, “A Christmas Festival” arranged by Leroy Anderson, “Emmanuel Variants” arranged by Robert E Foster, “Auld Lang Syne” arranged by Chip Davis and “Carol of the Bells” arranged by Sean O’Loughlin, M. Leontovich and D. Wilhousky.
“Stille Nacht” and “Auld Lang Syne” feature vocals.
The arrangements are sure to make you want to decorate the Christmas tree.
Participating students are excited to perform. Emily Zbrzezny (junior, Music Education, clarinet) said her favorite piece is “Emmanuel Variants” because it features a classic Christmas piece but gives it a very modern feel.
She also said that the piece sounds very lively and that it is fun to play.
Lauren Tucci (junior, Music Education, percussion) said her favorite piece in this concert is also the “Emmanuel Variants” because she enjoys “how they took a well-known traditional Christmas melody and made it sound epic.”
The concert will be Nov. 18 at 4p.m.
It will be held in the D’Angelo Performing Arts Center.
Admission is $5, or $2 for Mercyhurst faculty, students and children younger than 12.
This concert promises to be a great way to kick off the holiday season.