Holiday Pops Concert in East Walpole on December 8

St. Mary's Parish will present The Parkway Concert Orchestra in its Holiday Pops Concert on Sunday, December 8 at 3:00 p.m. at St. Mary's Parish Center Auditorium, 205 Washington Street, East Walpole. Music Director Thomas Kociela conducts the 50 piece non-profit orchestra in classical and pops holiday favorites for the entire family, including selections from The Nutcracker, Alfred Reed's Russian Christmas Music, music from Frozen, and 'Twas the Night Before Christmas, as well as a sing-along. Proceeds from the concert support the Father Donald R. Delay Service Recognition Award program.

Tickets will be on sale starting November 14, and are $10 per person in advance, $15 per person at the door, or $80 for a table of 10. Doors will open at 2:30 p.m. Call 508-668-4974 to reserve your tickets.

The Program:

  • Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
  • The Nutcracker
    1. March
    2. Dance of the Reed Pipes
    3. Trepak
  • George Whitefield Chadwick
  • Symphonic Sketches
  • 2. Noel
  • Brian Bell, Resident Conductor
  • Adam Shugar
  • Hanukkah Overture
  • Lighting the Menorah – Ma’oz Tzur – Gelt and Gift Giving – The Dreidel
  • Len Badov, clarinet
  • Alfred Reed, Arr.: Michael Story
  • Russian Christmas Music


  • Paul O’Neill and Robert Kinkel Arr.: Bob Phillips & George Megaw
  • Christmas Eve / Sarajevo 12/24 (Trans-Siberian Orchestra)
  • Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez Arr.: Bob Krogstad
  • Music from Frozen
  • Frozen Heart – Do You Want To Build A Snowman? – In Summer – Let It Go - For the First Time in Forever
  • Bill Holcombe and Clement Clarke Moore
  • ’Twas the Night Before Christmas
  • Brian Bell, Narrator
  • Arranged by Bob Cerulli
  • Christmas Sing-Along
  • Joy to the World – O Come All Ye Faithful – Hark! The Herald Angels Sing – Silent Night