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Christmas Celebration!
Saturday, December 3 and Sunday, December 4, 2022
About the Show

Orchestra Indiana celebrates the season with a dazzling concert of holiday music, featuring Broadway stars Scarlett Strallen and Ben Davis! The Youth Symphony Orchestra of East Central Indiana and their director, Dr. Matthew Spieker, will also take the stage for a side-by-side performance with Orchestra Indiana at the concert in Muncie.

Join us in Emens Auditorium in Muncie on Saturday, December 3 at 6:00 pm or at the Marion High School Walton Center on Sunday, December 4 at 3:00 pm. 

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Program

Christmas Celebration!
Matthew Kraemer, conductor

Scarlett Strallen, vocals
Ben Davis, vocals
with the Youth Symphony Orchestra of East Central Indiana under the direction of Dr. Matthew Spieker, conductor (Muncie performance only)

PROGRAM:

"A Christmas Overture" Jeff Tyzik

"We Need a Little Christmas" — Jerry Herman

"Winter Wonderland" — Felix Bernard and Richard Bernhard Smith

"My Grown-Up Christmas List" — David Foster and Linda Thompson-Jenner

"Do You Hear What I Hear?" — Gloria Shayne and Noël Regney

"Twelve Days After Christmas" — Frederick Silver

"You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" — Albert Hague

"It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" Edward Pola and George Wyle, arr. Clydesdale

"Greensleeves" arr. Alfred Reed (**Muncie concert only**)

Side-by-Side with the Youth Symphony Orchestra of East Central Indiana

Dr. Matthew Spieker, conductor

"Christmas Festival" Leroy Anderson (**Muncie concert only**)

Side-by-Side with the Youth Symphony Orchestra of East Central Indiana (Muncie)

Dr. Matthew Spieker, conductor

Intermission

"The Christmas Song/Have Yourself..." Hugh Martin, arr. Pippin

"My Favorite Things" Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II

"Edelweiss" Richard Rogers & Oscar Hammerstein II

"Hanukkah Suite" Jeff Tyzik

"Let it Go" — Kristen Anderson Lopez and Robert Lopez

"White Christmas" Irving Berlin and Bennett

"O Holy Night" Adolphe Adams and Clydesdale

"Christmas Sing-Along" arr. Jim Rhinehart

Lyrics for Christmas Sing-Along by Jim Rhinehart

JINGLE BELLS

Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way
Oh what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh – hey!
Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way
Oh what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh!
 
Dashing through the snow
In a one-horse open sleigh
O’er the fields we go
Laughing all the way
Bells on Bobtail ring
Making spirits bright
What fun it is to ride and sing
A sleighing song tonight! Oh!
 
Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way
Oh what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh – hey!
Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way
Oh what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh!
 
 
JOY TO THE WORLD

Joy to the world, the Lord is come
Let Earth receive her King
Let every heart prepare Him room
And heaven and nature sing
And heaven and nature sing
And heaven, and heaven, and nature sing

Joy to the Earth, the Savior reigns
Let all their songs employ
While fields and floods, rocks, hills and plains
Repeat the sounding joy
Repeat the sounding joy
Repeat, repeat, the sounding joy


O COME, ALL YE FAITHFUL

 
O come, all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant
O come ye, o come ye to Bethlehem
Come and behold Him, born the King of Angels
O come, let us adore Him
O come, let us adore Him
O come, let us adore Him
Christ the Lord
 
 
HARK, THE HERALD ANGELS SING
 
Hark! The herald angels sing
"Glory to the new-born king
Peace on earth and mercy mild
God and sinners reconciled"
Joyful all ye nations rise
Join the triumph of the skies
With angelic host proclaim
"Christ is born in Bethlehem"
Hark! The herald angels sing
"Glory to the new-born king"
 
 
THE FIRST NOEL

The First Noel the angels did say
Was to certain poor shepherds in fields as they lay
In fields where they lay keeping their sheep
On a cold winter's night that was so deep
Noel Noel Noel Noel
Born is the King of Israel!

 
IT CAME UPON THE MIDNIGHT CLEAR

It came upon the midnight clear,
that glorious song of old,
from angels bending near the earth
to touch their harps of gold:
"Peace on the earth, good will to men,
from heaven's all-gracious King."
The world in solemn stillness lay,
to hear the angels sing.


SILENT NIGHT

Silent night, holy night
All is calm, all is bright
Round yon Virgin, Mother and Child
Holy infant so tender and mild
Sleep in heavenly peace
Sleep in heavenly peace

Silent night, holy night
Shepherds quake at the sight
Glories stream from heaven afar
Heavenly hosts sing hallelujah
Christ the Savior is born
Christ the Savior is born


WE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS

We wish you a merry Christmas
We wish you a merry Christmas
We wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year
Good tidings we bring to you and your kin
We wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year

We wish you a merry Christmas
We wish you a merry Christmas
We wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year!