It's time for a plug for the holiday performances that yours truly is leading (in between subbing stints on the organ bench at St. Luke's UMC in Dubuque.)
We're now in our second year, so the Quad City Saxophone Christmas is now a holiday tradition. Come and play with us or enjoy the music and discover exactly how we work Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody into a holiday program! There's still time to register (find our Facebook site) and not only do you get the music, but we have this cool red t-shirt this year!
WHEN? Saturday, December 2
TIME? Rehearsal: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM; Performance: 1:00 - 2:00 PM
WHERE? Dilliard's Court, Northpark Mall, Davenport.
Once again the Big River Brass Band joins the Quad City Wind Ensemble on their annual holiday concert, Sunday, December 10 at 3:00 PM at Galvin Fine Arts Center on the campus of St. Ambrose University.
The Big River Brass, under the direction of Nicholas Propes, will offer
- Ein Feste Burg - arr. Len Ballantine
- A Christmas Jazz Suite - arr. Holcombe
- All Through The Night - arr. Langford
- Bells - McDougall, arr. Brooks
- Farandole - Bizet/Bob James, arr. Brooks
- Greensleeves - arr. Langford
- Sleigh Ride - Anderson, arr. Tomlinson
- Cry of the Celts, Mvt. 5 (based on “Simple Gifts”) - Hardiman, arr. Graham
The Wind Ensemble will present several works new to our holiday line-up.
- Fanfare and Hark the Herald: adapted by Chip Davis for the Mannheim Steamroller Christmas CDs.
- An outstanding (and unheralded) medley, Overture to a Winter Festival by James Curnow.
- All Is Calm, Robert W. Smith's simple but beautiful setting of Silent Night.
- Morton Gould's riff on Jingle Bells.
- A chance to sing along to traditional tunes set by James Ployhar.
- One of the monuments of the band repertoire and based on one of his favorite tunes, In Dulci Jubilo, Norman Dello Joio's Variants on a Medieval Tune.
And who knows what else?