Special to the Register & Bee
The Danville Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of conductor Peter Perret, will present “Here Comes Santa Claus,” featuring musical sounds of the season — from classical to traditional to contemporary — on Saturday night.
The Danville Area Choral Arts Society chorus will join with the symphony to present “The Many Moods of Christmas” featuring guitarist Marco Sator and viola soloist Theresa Fox. Former Danville Symphony Orchestra conductor Charles G. Ellis, who provides the orchestration, will be guest director for the selection “Still, Still, Still.”
On the lighter side, “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” “How the Grinch stole Christmas” and “Christmas at the Movies” will offer contemporary tunes, along with “Christmas on Broadway.”
The brass section will shine with “A Canadian Brass Christmas” and “Bugler’s Holiday” featuring trumpet trio Jerry Franklin, Dan Wolfe and Moises Neves. Classical and traditional pieces will round out the program: “Réjouissance” from Suite for Orchestra No. 4 by J.S. Bach, “An Overture for Hanukkah” by Christophe C. Tew, “A Rhapsody on Christmas Carols” by Claude T. Smith and “Sleigh Ride” by Leroy Anderson.
As is the yearly tradition there is no admission charge, but the symphony members ask attendees to bring cans or cash for God’s Storehouse.
The concert begins promptly at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at George Washington High School.