Ponca City Schools Concert Hall
The Ponca City High School Symphony Orchestra will take the stage Monday, December 12 at 7:00 pm in the Ponca City Schools Concert Hall on Overbrook for a combined performance with the Ponca City High School Chorale.
The Ponca City High School Symphony Orchestra is under the direction of Paula Cochran with assistant directors Katie Rolf, and Cassidy Broome. The Symphony winds, brass, and percussion are prepared and rehearsed by Po-Hi Band director Trent Davis. The Ponca City High School Chorale is under the direction of Chad Keilman.
The Po-Hi Chorale opens the program with O Come, O Come Emmanuel arranged by Alice Parker and Robert Shaw. Immediately following is Bob Cerulli’s arrangement of the holiday favorite, It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year, conducted by Po-Hi Symphony Orchestra director Paula Cochran.
Continuing the concert will be the Po-Hi Chorale performing Winter Lullaby and Ed Lojeski’s arrangement of Patapan conducted by Chad Keilmass.
We will then welcome to the stage retired maestro, Dan Larson, who will lead the Po-Hi Symphony Orchestra and Chorale in a performance of Believe, a beautiful ballad from The Polar Express. This program also includes Bob Phillip’s arrangement of Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24. This exciting arrangement of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra favorite will be conducted by Dan Larson. The Chorale will also be performing You’re a Mean on Mr. Grinch and Candlelight Carol this evening. Dan Larson will also lead the Symphony Strings in the Trans-Siberian Orchestra version of Faith Noel, arranged by Bob Phillips, featuring Sawyer Scantlin on violin.
The Chorale will then present an exciting performance of Peter J. Wilhousky’s arrangement of Carol of the Bells. Concluding the concert, Dan Larson returns to conduct Leroy Anderson’s A Christmas Festival. The audience is invited to sing along with the Po-Hi Chorale on the traditional Christmas Songs featured in this piece.
Admission for this concert is free and the public is invited to attend.