Local Ensemble and Orchestra Present Holiday Concerts at TNCC

Published: November 26, 2012

Two concerts at Thomas Nelson Community College’s (TNCC) Hampton campus in the Dr. Mary T. Christian Auditorium will usher in the holiday season.

The Chesapeake Bay Wind Ensemble will present “Hampton Roads Holly Days” on Saturday, December 8 at 7:30 p.m. Lead by conductors Jim Paschall and Robert Arledge, the ensemble will perform an array of the season’s standards. Free for children under 18, tickets will be available for $5 at the door or can be purchased online at www.cbwe.org.

On Sunday, December 9 at 3 p.m., the York River Symphony Orchestra will bring “Glad Tidings.” Lead by Conductor Dr. Eric Reiff and Assistant Conductor Clint Correll, musicians will perform Ellenberg’s Peterbourgh Sleigh Ride, Herbison’s The Good King and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 1, Movement 4 and other holiday classics. Available at the door, tickets are $12 and $10 for students, senior citizens and military. For advance tickets, email treasurer@yrso.org.

The Chesapeake Wind Ensemble was founded in 1998 to provide an avenue for local amateur musicians to hone their skills. With about 40 members, the ensemble plays a wide variety of pieces at a myriad of venues in the Hampton Roads area, presenting approximately eight performances annually. The nonprofit organization offers special opportunities for its high school musicians with scholarships for some graduating students.

The York River Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1984 with help from the York County School Board to cater to advanced music students. Since its inception, the nonprofit organization has given area orchestra students the opportunity to play a wide variety of pieces at a myriad of venues in the Hampton Roads area, including the Virginia Air & Space Museum. While the musicians hone their music and performing skills, residents in Hampton Roads have the opportunity to enjoy affordable entertainment.

For details about TNCC’s Dr. Mary T. Christian Auditorium, please visit www.tncc.edu.


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