FALLBROOK — The Westwind Brass and the Don Morris Singers will begin the Christmas season in Fallbrook with a rousing concert of familiar and historical music. The two groups will present a holiday concert Friday, December 5, at 8 p.m. in the Bob Burton Center for the Performing Arts.
Combining the richness of Westwind Brass with the Don Morris Singers creates a fascinating and varied program for joyous Christmas spirit. Each group will perform separately as well as in combined forces. All will perform traditional music and audience participation will be incorporated.
The Women’s Chorus will sing sections of the well-known “A Ceremony of Carols” and the Don Morris Singers will perform new arrangements of Christmas music along with the time-honored “Glorias” from Palestrina and Pinkham that abound during this season. Westwind Brass will perform selections from the Tchaikovsky Nutcracker Suite and then a Klezmer version of the piece. A Christmas medley will feature brass and chorus.
The Westwind Brass is a virtuosic ensemble, presenting interesting music and engaging interaction with the audience. They are also dedicated to education, having developed programs and master classes for students of all ages. The ensemble has captured prizes at two international brass competitions and tours regularly in the United States and abroad.
Comprised of 22 experienced musicians, drawn together from all over Southern California by their love of the choral art, the Don Morris Singers is an outstanding vocal ensemble committed to performing extraordinary choral music.
Presented by Fallbrook Music Society, this special Christmas concert is one of nine performances in the 2008-2009 Concert Series (five professional classical symphonies, a two-concert Virtuoso Series and the popular summer community concert, Symphony “Pops” on the Green).
For tickets and information, call the Music Society’s box office at (760) 451-8644 or visit http://www.fallbrookmusicsociety.org.