WEST TERRE HAUTE -- The Sinfonietta Pops Orchestra will present, "Have Yourself a Merry Woodsie Christmas," in the Cecilian Auditorium at St. Mary-of-the-Woods College Saturday, Nov. 20, at 3 p.m.
The winter concert will introduce the holiday season with traditional Christmas songs and seasonal instrumental selections.
Sharon Ammen, Associate Professor of Theatre at St. Mary-of-the-Woods College, will be the narrator for the concert.
"Christmas Wishes," a traditional Christmas medley, gets the afternoon off to a good start with such favorites as "O Tannenbaum," "Away in a Manger," and "Silent Night."
The orchestra moves on to a perennial Christmas favorite, Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker Ballet," with the "March of the Nutcracker," "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy," "Waltz of the Flowers," and "Trepak."
Children in the audience will also enjoy "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer," as well as an interesting variation on Jingle Bells called "Tintinnabulations."
Members of the orchestra will be featured in several selections. Concertmistress Martha Nyatawa will perform the violin solo in "Winter" from Vivaldi's Four Seasons, a violin concerto.
Trumpet players Jim Chesterton, Steve Steppe, and Ron Dunbar will be front and center during "Bugler's Holiday."
Chesterton and Steppe will also be featured in "Toy Trumpet."
The St. Mary-of-the-Woods Madrigal Singers, under the direction of Michael Boswell, will join the orchestra in the latter part of the program.
The intermission will allow the audience to enjoy free cookies, punch and coffee.
Tickets for the performance are $10 for adults and $5 for students and children.