MUSIC TO MY EARS — The Springville High School Orchestra is pictured preparing for the 2012 winter concert, which will be held Wednesday, Dec. 19 at 7 p.m.
The Springville-Griffith Institute High School music department will present its annual winter concert on Wednesday, Dec. 19 at 7 p.m.
The concert will feature the high school orchestra, chorus and concert band. The event will be held in the high school’s Lyle G. Palmer Auditorium and is free to the public.
The orchestra, under the direction of Scott Roudebush, will begin with Reinhold Gliere’s “Russian Sailors’ Dance,” followed by Michael Horvit’s string orchestra composition, “Exultation.” Next up will be Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Choral Prelude,” arranged by the former director of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy. The orchestra will close with “Christmas Favorites,” a medley of seasonal pieces, arranged by Bruce Chase.
The concert will continue with the high school chorus, under the direction of Julie Noeson. The chorus will begin with “African Noel,” an a cappella arrangement by Andre Thomas. Next, will be Steve Zegree’s vocal jazz arrangement of “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” featuring music from “The Peanuts’” holiday special. An arrangement of the Mumford And Sons song, “Awake My Soul,” will be followed by Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Ride.”
The performance will conclude with the concert band, under the direction of Joseph Gervase. The band’s segment will begin with Alfred Reed’s arrangement of “Greensleeves.” The band will finish with “Variations on a Korean Folk Song,” a contemporary piece by John Barnes Chance.
The high school jazz band and the Tuesday Night String Ensemble will perform, before the concert, starting at 6:30 p.m.