Past Concert: December 16, 2016

Posted on Aug 7, 2016 in Past Concerts
Past Concert: December 16, 2016

Friday, December 16, 2016
Holiday Cheer!

Warm up with a cup of cheer!

McMullenHoliday Cheer! on December 16 has a little something for everyone! From classical seasonal selections such as The Nutcracker and Ave Maria to popular holiday hits like Irving Berlin’s White Christmas and Joaquín Rodrigo’s Retablo de Navidad, Holiday Cheer! will warm the heart of even the biggest Grinch. Spanish conductor Marc Moncusí leads our annual family-friendly tradition with soprano Christiana McMullen.



Marc Moncusí, guest conductor
Christiana McMullen, soprano

Anderson: A Christmas Festival
Tchaikovsky: “Waltz of the Flowers” from The Nutcracker
Richman: Hanukkah Festival Overture
Rodrigo: Pastorcito Santo (Holy Shepherd Boy) and Coplillas de Belen (Carols of Bethlehem) from Retablo de Navidad
Arr. Rosenhaus: What Child is This?
Arr. Brubaker: How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Anderson: Sleigh Ride
Britten: Men of Goodwill; Variations on a Christmas Carol (God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen)
Adam, arr. Custer: O Holy Night
Tormé & Wells, arr. Kazik: The Christmas Song
Schubert, arr. Ryden: Ave Maria
Berlin, arr. Moss: White Christmas
Stephenson: A Holly Jolly Sing-Along!
Read the program notes
Read and download the concert program
Braille programs are available at the door for visually impaired patrons

7:30–9:30pm, doors open at 6:15pm
Antonia Brico Stage at Central Presbyterian Church (1660 Sherman St.)


More Than Music

We host activities before, during and after each concert. More Than Music events are free to attend for all ticket holders. Here’s what we have lined up for this concert:

Cheers!, starting at 6:15pm

Clink a glass of the craft beer from Ursula Brewery! Sorry kids, this More than Music event is 21+ only. $5.

Coffee Station, starting at 6:15pm

Our friends at Purple Door Coffee will be brewing java for you to enjoy.

DYAO Woodwind Prelude6:30–7:15pm

Arrive early and enjoy holiday music performed in the lobby by Pêtaforte, a woodwind quintet from the Denver Young Artists Orchestra:
Jessica Shand, flute
Cheyanna Duran, oboe
Jenna Pizer, clarinet
Abby Davidson, horn
Tatia Slouka, bassoon

Reception & Bake Sale, immediately following concert

Say hello! Join us in the lobby after the concert for our annual bake sale and refreshments, meet the soloists, buy a t-shirt — and have fun! Hopeless Romantic tickets available for purchase as the perfect last-minute gift idea.

Nightcap, post-concert

Complete your evening and enjoy a late-night happy hour with a concert-themed cocktail or a bite at Blueprint Bar, just three short blocks away!