GHS Holiday Concert Brightens up a Foggy December Night in Greenwich

The Greenwich High School Holiday Concert, under the direction of Ben Walker (Director of Bands), Erin Schilling (Associate Director of Bands) and Colin Walters (Director of Jazz) drew a crowd on Wednesday.

The Concert Band’s performance included Old Brenton Carol – Gustav Holst, arr. by Robert W. Smith; A Christmas Canon, arranged by Michael Green; and Thematic Variations on Dona Nobis Pacem – James Sudduth.

The Symphony Band’s performance included Carol of the Bells – M. Leontovich and Peter Wilhousky, arranged by Sean O’Loughlin; Greensleeves, arranged by Alfred Reed; and Russian Christmas Music – Alfred Reed, arranged by James Curnow.

The Percussion Ensemble’s performance included Deck Them Halls arranged by Chris Crockarell; Christmas Time is Here – Vince Guaraldi * Lee Mendelson, arranged by Chris Brooks & Kevin Madill.

The Jazz Lab Band’s performance featured You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To – Cole Porter, arranged by Dave Wolpe; Maiden Voyage – Herbie Hancock arranged by Erick Moreales; and Baby, It’s Cold Outside – Frank Loesser arranged by Roger Holmes.

The Jazz Ensemble performance featured Jolly Ole St. Nick – Jeff Holmes; Softly as a Morning Sunrise – Sigmund Romber arranged by Dave Wolpe; and Computer – Bob Mintzer.

The Wind Ensemble performed And the Mountains Echoed: Gloria! – Robert Longfield; The Sussex Mummers’ Christmas Carol – Percy Aldridge Grainer arranged by Douglas Sotter; Patapan – Ancient French melody arranged by Tom Wallace; A Christmas Festival – Leroy Anderson; and Auld Lang Syne – Traditional Scottish melody arranged by Chip Davis, arranged for band by Robert Longfield.



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