SPRINGVILLE — On Dec. 18, at 7 p.m., the Springville-Griffith Institute High School music department will present its annual winter concert. The concert will feature the high school orchestra, chorus and concert band. The concert will be held in the high school’s Lyle G. Palmer auditorium and is free and open to the public.
The orchestra will open the evening, under the direction of Scott Roudebush. The orchestra will begin with “Farandole,” by the French composer Georges Bizet, followed by “Playful Pizzicato,” an energetic piece for strings, from British composer Benjamin Britten’s “Simple Symphony.” An orchestration of Baroque composer Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Little Fugue in G Minor” will be followed by a medley entitled “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” from the animated film.
The concert will continue with the chorus, under the direction of Julie Noeson. The chorus will begin with “Confutatis and Lacrymosa,” from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Requiem.” Next will be a traditional arrangement of the holiday favorite “Carol Of The Bells.” The chorus will close with the “Hallelujah Chorus,” from George Frideric Handel’s Baroque composition “Messiah.”
The performance will conclude with the concert band, under the direction of Joseph Gervase. The band will begin with “Incantation and Dance,” a contemporary work by John Barnes Chance. The band will close with “Sleigh Ride” by Leroy Anderson.
The high school Jazz Band and the “Tuesday Night” string ensemble will perform before the concert, starting at 6:30 p.m.