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The Parkway Concert Orchestra will present its annual Holiday Pops Concert 'Home for the Holidays' on Sunday December 12 at 3 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, 100 Winter Street, Norwood. Matthew Fritz conducts the 50 piece non-profit orchestra in classical and pops holiday favorites for the entire family, including 'Twas the Night Before Christmas,' narrated by Brian Bell; 'A Festival of Burt Carols;' 'Selections from Hansel and Gretel' and Anderson's 'Christmas Festival.' Vocalist Jodi Mulcahy will be featured in 'White Christmas,' 'I’ll be Home for Christmas' and 'Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.'
This concert is sponsored by May Funeral Home and the program is supported in part by a grant from the Norwood Cultural Council, a local agency and the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. Donation is $15; $10 for seniors and $8 for children under 12 years old; light refreshments and free parking are included. For ticket reservations please call 781-762-0288.
|Selections from The Polar Express||Glen Ballard and Alan Silvestri, arr. Michael Story|
|Carol of the Drum||Katherine K. Davis, arr. Ray Wright|
|Selections from Hansel and Gretel||Engelbert Humperdinck, arr. Adolf Schmid|
|'Twas the Night Before Christmas||Bill Holcombe and Clement Clarke Moore|
|Brian Bell, Narrator|
|Selections from Messiah
He Shall Feed His Flock
|George Frideric Handel, arr. Merle Isaac|
|Festive Sounds of Hanukah||arr. Bill Holcombe and Carson Rothrock|
|Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas||Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane, arr. Bob Cerulli|
|I'll be Home for Christmas||Kim Ganon, Walter Kent, and Buck Ram, arr. James D. Ployhar|
|White Christmas||Irving Berlin, arr. Bruce Chase|
|Jodi Mulcahy, Soprano|
|A Festival of Alfred Burt Carols||Alfred Burt, arr. Hawley Ades|
|A Christmas Festival||Leroy Anderson|
Jodi Mulcahy has a Bachelor's Degree in vocal performance from Gordon College and a Master's Degree in Music Education from Boston University. She currently teaches music, grades K-5, in Hanson at the Indian Head and Maquan schools. Jodi is also the vocal director and conductor of musicals at the Whitman-Hanson Regional High School. She performs locally with theater companies in South Eastern Massachusetts. Her roles have included Julie in Some Enchanted Evening, Mabel in Pirates of Penzance, Martha Jefferson in 1776, and most recently several characters in I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change. Jodi also performs as a vocalist with guitarist Richard Mulcahy and cellist Paul Sullivan. She is excited to be working with the Parkway Concert Orchestra.
Left to right: Candace Colbert (concert chair), Cashman Kerr Prince (cello), sponsor Robert Folsom, conductor Matthew Fritz, William Scherban, (clarinet and orchestra president) and Leslie Powers (violin and orchestra treasurer).