The Willamette Valley Concert Band will present “A Fireside Christmas” at 3 p.m. Dec. 17, at the Albany Performing Arts Center, West Albany High School, 2100 SW Elm St.
The band of some 60 members will play holiday favorites including Adeste Fideles (no sing-along), Leroy Anderson’s famous Sleigh Ride, and Mannheim Steamroller versions of Away In A Manger and Hark! The Herald Angels Sing.
A highlight of the concert will be a performance of The Bells Of Christmas, featuring the words of poet H.W. Longfellow narrated by Jeff McMahon from KGAL Radio.
The Band is directed by John Russell, who has been on the podium since January of this year. He is formerly a member of the San Jose Symphony and a college educator from the San Francisco Bay Area.
Concerts are free, but donations are gratefully accepted.
Other concerts in our upcoming performance schedule include:
Winter Concert March 25, 2023 3 pm at the Albany Performing Arts Center at West Albany High School
Annual Memorial Day Tribute Concert May 29, 2023
4 pm at the LaSells Stewart Center on the corner of 26th and Western Blvd in Corvallis
Admission to our concerts is always free. Donations are gladly accepted!