I don’t know about you, but when the holidays roll around, there’s nothing that puts a smile on my face more than the sound of classic holiday favorites. I never tire of playing “Sleigh Ride” and I can be caught bopping my head to “The Nutcracker” on more than one occasion. And, while I was somewhat in denial of December’s impending arrival, as soon as I heard that first jingle I lit up like...well, a Christmas Tree!
In conjunction with the Lexington Chamber of Commerce’s Holiday Festival Night, tomorrow, Dec. 2, we have two fun-filled Holiday Pops Concerts with something for everyone to enjoy.
The 4 p.m. concert is designed especially for the little ones in your life. Come hear the familiar favorite, "Frosty the Snowman," and await the arrival of the "Polar Express!" Beloved high school teacher, George Mechem will narrate "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King," which tells the story of Clara and her Nutcracker set to the music from Tchaikovsky's most famous ballet! George joined us last night in rehearsal and, as you might imagine, our Maestro is just a taaaad picky about how this goes!
The afternoon program wraps up with a lively medley of holiday favorites and I’m told the big man himself (that would be Santa!) will be making a special appearance! He might even bring an elf or two!
At 8 p.m., we are joined by even more special guests! The evening’s performance will feature the Lexington High School Madrigals as well as Accent A Cappella from Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School. And don’t worry! George will be narrating "The Nutcracker and Mouse King" in the evening performance too!
Remember that classic holiday movie "Home Alone?" Well we’re about to jog your memory. The MIT Concert Choir will sing three gorgeous songs from "Home Alone."
(Click on the videos above for a taste of one of the opening fanfares and a tidbit from "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King!")
Lastly, we’ll invite all the choruses and all of YOU to join us in a rousing performance of the Hallelujah Chorus and other holiday carols. You’re sure to have goose bumps and a twinkle in your eye! (Pssst! Santa heard that 800 people were singing the Hallelujah Chorus in Cary Hall tomorrow night, so be on the look out for him too!)
Tickets for both concerts are selling quickly so if you haven't gotten tickets for you and your family, get them right now!
Tickets available at the door starting at 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2.
Doors will open 30 minutes before each performance.