Season of Bells
Sunday, December 2, 2018 - 3 p.m.
Pre-concert talk - 2:15 p.m.
Augustana Lutheran Church
1400 S Robert St, West St Paul, MN 55118
Ho-Yin Kwok, conductor
Bells of the Lakes, William Mathis, music director
Tew: An Overture for Hanukkah
Menotti: Introduction, March, Shepherd Dance from Amahl and the Night Visitors
Berlioz: The Shepherds' Farewell from The Childhood of Christ
Tchaikovsky: Pas de deux, Final Waltz, and Apotheosis from The Nutcracker
Enescu: Romanian Rhapsody No. 1
Anderson: Sleigh Ride
Mendelssohn: Hark! THe Herald Angels Sing
English folk song (arr. Moklebust): What Child Is This
Admundson: Ring, Gladsome Bells
German carol (arr. Garee): Silent Night
Anderson: A Christmas Festival
Nothing like a weekend heat wave to make you think of . . . . "Sleigh Ride." That's right—the idea for this wintertime favorite came to composer Leroy Anderson during a heat wave in 1946.
The winner of our popular season opening concert raffle (or their lucky friend or family member) will be our guest conductor for "Sleigh Ride" at our winter concert on December 2 at Augustana Lutheran Church in West St. Paul. No experience needed! The winner also gets a conducting lesson from our artistic director, Ho-Yin Kwok, which will be just about as much fun as the guest conducting gig itself.
Fun fact: Unlike conducting it, playing the sleigh bells part in this piece is actually pretty hard. Ask the percussionists about it and they'll let you check out their sheet music. They might even let you make an attempt!
Read the program for Season of Bells.