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Holiday Pops!
Celebrate the Holidays with the MSO!
About the Show

Modesto Symphony Orchestra Association

Holiday Pops!

Friday, December 3, 2021, 7:30 pm
Saturday, December 4, 2021, 2 pm
Gallo Center for the Arts, Mary Stuart Rogers Theater

Ryan Murray, conductor
Ali Ewoldt, guest vocalist

with performances by

Modesto Symphony Orchestra Chorus
Daniel R. Afonso Jr., chorus director

Roy Stevens, narrator "The Night Before Christmas"


James M. Stephenson, III

Holiday Overture

arr. by Jim Kessler

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

arr. by
James M. Stephenson, III

I Saw Three Ships/Jeanette, Isabella

arr. by Jim Kessler

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Jerry Herman
arr. by Jim Kessler

We Need A Little Christmas

Frederick Oakeley
& John F. Wade
arr. by Doug Andrews

O Come, All Ye Faithful

arr. by
James M. Stephenson, III

In the Bleak Midwinter

Leroy Anderson

Sleigh Ride

Andrew Lloyd Webber
& Charles Hart

Think of Me
-  Intermission  -

arr. by
James M. Stephenson, III

A Charleston Christmas

Paul O’Neill and Robert Kinkel
arr. by Bob Phillips

Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24

arr. by Jim Kessler

Silent Night Medley

Mel Torme & Robert Wells
arr. by James M. Stephenson, III

The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)

attributed to
Mateo Flecha the Elder

Riu, riu, chiu

René Clausen

There Is No Rose

Randol Alan Bass

The Night Before Christmas

narrated by Roy Stevens

arr. & orc. by
David T. Clydesdale

O Holy Night!

The Doubletree by Hilton Modesto is the official hotel of the Modesto Symphony Orchestra.

MSO Chorus Video Credits

Video recording & production by
Omid Zoufonoun
Audio recording & post-production by
John Bologni

Photography, sound, or video recording of this performance is strictly prohibited. Please remember to silence all electronic devices and refrain from text messaging during the concert. Mobile devices may be used to read program notes during the concert.

Program and artists subject to change. E&OE.