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Franklin School Chorus Joins Home For The Holidays Concert

The children's chorus will join the New Jersey Festival Orchestra on Dec. 7.

Students from Franklin School rehearse with Music Director Brent Geyer for their upcoming participation in NJ Festival Orchestra's Home for the Holidays concert on Saturday December 7th.
Students from Franklin School rehearse with Music Director Brent Geyer for their upcoming participation in NJ Festival Orchestra's Home for the Holidays concert on Saturday December 7th.

The following information was provided by the New Jersey Festival Orchestra.

Join Maestro David Wroe and New Jersey Festival Orchestra on December 7th at 7pm at the Presbyterian Church in Westfield for Home for the Holidays, a family festival of traditional and contemporary songs and music, sing-alongs and more guaranteed to make the season merry.   

The program will present popular holiday favorites as well as curiosities to welcome in the sounds of the season. Traditional carols and a host of signature versions of familiar fare will delight including Anderson’s Sleigh Ride, the atmospheric Ave Maria, and wonderful arrangements by Mannheim Steamroller. 

Special guests Westfield's Franklin Elementary School Chorus with songs from It’s a Wonderful Life, Over the River and more will charm and remind that it’s family and friends that make this time of the year so special. 

This year, because the concert will take place on Pearl Harbor Day, the performance will also pay tribute to the immeasurable commitment and sacrifice demonstrated by the “Greatest Generation” with Richard Rodgers' music from the movie Victory At Sea. Classic movie-lovers can also look forward to music from It’s a wonderful life, including an Auld Lang Syne audience sing-along. 

“We believe there is something for everyone in this performance,” said Maestro David Wroe. “But a central meaning of this program is a vessel for the community to come together and, through music, for children, parents, grandparents and friends to celebrate this unique time of the year.” 

This seasonal stroll of timeless classics and sentimental holiday favorites, sure to bring joy, smiles, and distinctive holiday memories to one and all, has been made possible in part by a Union County Heart (History, Education and Arts Reaching Thousands) Grant and generous support from The Westfield Foundation. 

Tickets prices range from $25 to $75 for adults and there is a special discount price of only $12 for students K-12 making this event a perfect start to the holiday season for the whole family.

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