THE ARIZONA WINDS PRESENTS “THE GLORIES OF THE HOLIDAYS”
Event on 2014-12-07 14:30:00
The Arizona Winds will ring in the Christmas season with its annual Christmas concert, “The Glories of the Holidays,” on Sunday, December 7th. The concert will begin at 2:30 p.m. in Ocotillo Hall on the campus of Midwestern University, 19555 N. 59th Avenue in Glendale just south of Loop 101. The concert is sponsored by Midwestern University and admission is free and open to the public. The main entrance to campus is off of Utopia Rd. Make a right turn from the main entrance and follow the road to the east parking lot. Ocotillo Hall is located in the first building on the left.
Music Director and Conductor, retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Richard Shelton, has selected a refreshing mix of unique Christmas repertoire for this year’s program. “We are thrilled to be returning to Midwestern University for what has become a great Christmas season traditional for the West Valley," says Shelton. “The program will include Christmas favorites to delight young and old alike, as well as some old tunes with a new twist", added Shelton. The children will enjoy those time-tested tunes like "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" and "Frosty the Snowman", while the adults will be intrigued by tunes such as "One Torch, Two Women, Three Ships and Men Rejoicing", "Good Swing Wenceslas" and "What Child Is This Playing Carol of the Bells?" One of the highlights of the program will be a performance of a suite of carols by British composer John Rutter which includes, among others, "Star Carol", "Donkey Carol", and "Shepherd's Pipe Carol".
The band will pay a special tribute to those brave sailors that lost their lives in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on the morning of December 7th 73 years ago by playing an elegy dedicated to those lost on the U.S.S Arizona.
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at Midwestern University
19555 North 59th Avenue
Glendale, United States