The Westfield Recreation Department will host its 22nd Annual Holiday Concert featuring the Westfield Community Concert Band and the Edison Intermediate Broadway Singers on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. at Edison Intermediate School in Westfield. This free public concert culminates a year-long series of special events and performances by the Westfield Community Concert Band in celebration of the band’s 100th anniversary concert season.
Highlighting a program of holiday favorites, the band will perform a contemporary arrangement of the 14th century carol melody, “Carol of the Shepherds”, by the composer Philip Sparke, as well as “Suite from The Nutcracker”, containing a selection of six very familiar dances from the popular ballet by Tchaikovsky. The Edison Broadway Singers will also perform a selection of holiday music featuring the choir’s unique arrangements and choreography.
The Westfield Community Concert Band is conducted by Dr. Thomas Connors, now in his eighth season with the band. Kristine Smith-Morasso, a music educator in Westfield since 1979, and Kenneth M. Horn direct the Edison Broadway Singers.
Members of the Westfield Community Concert Band recently participated in Westfield’s Holiday Tree Lighting event, performing traditional Christmas music as a festive backdrop to the lighting of the Christmas tree at Westfield train station a special appearance by Santa and Mrs. Claus for the hundreds of families in attendance. As the band completes its milestone centennial season, the band continues to seek out area musicians to perform a wide variety of concert band literature for its many area concert events.
Interested musicians should contact Dr. Connors through the band’s website, email@example.com. The band rehearses each Wednesday evening from 7:15 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in the community room located in the Westfield Municipal Building 425 East Broad Street.