Hometown Holiday

Schuster Center

8:00 pm Friday, December 7, 2018

8:00 pm Saturday, December 8, 2018

Special pricing available for seniors, military, educators, and students

FELITA LA ROCK vocalist
KETTERING CHILDREN’S CHOIR – Mark Jauss, director
ELEVENTH HOUR a cappella vocal ensemble from Kettering High School – Brody McDonald, director
SINCLAIR HANDBELL CHOIR – Margaret Dill, director
HOLIDAY POPS COMMUNITY CHORUS

PATRICK REYNOLDS conductor
DAYTON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

On Christmas Day (Steven Amundson)
Dawn: Redeeming, Radiant (Matthew Peterson)

with Kettering Children’s Choir
Alleluia, Alleluia! (Amy F. Bernon)
What Sweeter Music (John Rutter)
Sleigh Ride (Leroy Anderson, arr. Brymer)
See the World through Children’s Eyes (John Carter)

with Felita La Rock
Little Girl Blue (Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart, arr. Gittleman)

with Eleventh Hour
Blue Christmas (Elvis Presley, arr. Brian Sharpe)
All I Want for Christmas is You (Mariah Carey, arr. Alex Phan)

Prelude to Hänsel and Gretel (Engelbert Humperdinck)

with Holiday Pops Community Chorus and Kettering Children’s Choir
O Come All Ye Faithful (Traditional, arr. Dan Forrest)
We Need a Little Christmas (Jerry Herman)

with Sinclair Handbell Choir
I Saw Three Ships (Traditional, arr. John Behnke)
Farandole (Georges Bizet, arr. Kevin McChesney)
Hark! Christmas Bells (Traditional, arr. John Behnke)

with Holiday Pops Community Chorus and Felita La Rock
Noël (Matt Redman, Chris Tomlin, orch. Nitz)

with Holiday Pops Community Chorus and Kettering Children’s Choir
Angels in the Snow (Tracy Rush)

with Everyone
A Merry Christmas Sing-along! (arr. Robert Wendel)

In December 2018, the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance continues its biennial Hometown Holiday event, ringing in the season with music both sacred and celebratory.

Once December comes around . . . it’ll be that time again. Temperatures dropping, colorful lights on neighbors’ houses twinkling, cookies baking, and mall Santas gathering children’s lists. It’ll be time for a Wonderland Walk in the Wintergarten to admire the Rike’s Christmas window displays. And it’ll be time for Miami Valley musicians to congregate on the Schuster stage and share the music of the season. And this time of year and this music is only made more special as it is performed by well-loved, local musicians who know the special type of holiday that we celebrate here in Ohio . . . with snow, hometown blessings, and a lot of joy.

Make an evening with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra part of your holiday season!