Performance - Magic of Christmas

Friday, Dec 17, 2021 at 2:00 p.m.

Merrill Auditorium
20 Myrtle Street Portland
Portland, ME 04101

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Watch this beloved holiday tradition (now in its 42nd year!) in-person or online! Magic of Christmas will be led by Music Director Eckart Preu and feature special guests, including Laura Darrell (star of Frozen Live), the Magic of Christmas Chorus, Ray Cornils, and James Kennerley! Celebrate the season with Christmas classics new and old – including the beloved “Sleigh Ride!”


TRADITIONAL arr. O’LOUGHLIN: Christmas Canticles
JOHN RUTTER: The Very Best Time of Year
ALAN SILVESTRI arr. BRUBAKER: Concert Suite from The Polar Express
VINCE GUARALDI arr. HOLMES: “Christmas Time is Here” from A Charlie Brown Christmas
KRISTEN ANDERSON-LOPEZ & ROBERT LOPEZ arr. METZGER: “For the First Time in Forever” from Frozen
CHARLES-MARIE WIDOR arr. OWEN: Toccata from Symphony No. 5
GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL:  Hallelujah Chorus from Messiah
TRADITIONAL arr. HOLCOMBE: Festive Sounds of Hanukkah
MEREDITH WILLSON arr. HOLCOMBE: “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas”
CON FULLAM arr. EASTBURN: “The Maine Christmas Song”
JOHNNY MARKS arr. HAYMAN: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
JOHN FINNEGAN: Christmas Sing-a-Long
TRADITIONAL: We Wish You A Merry Christmas


Eckart Preu - Music Director
Laura Darrell - soprano
Magic of Christmas Chorus
Nicolás Alberto Dosman - chorus master
Ray Cornils - organ

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