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Westminster College Symphony Orchestra to present Christmas Pops! concert

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Posted on Tuesday, November 20, 2018

NEW WILMINGTON, PA – The Westminster College Symphony Orchestra will present its annual Christmas Pops! concert at 3 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 2, at in Orr Auditorium.

Under the direction of Dr. Melinda Crawford Perttu, associate professor of music, the orchestra’s selections will include: “White Christmas” by Berlin/Bennett; “Sleigh Ride” by Anderson; “March of the Toys” from “Babes in Toyland” by Herbert; Mannheim Steamroller’s arrangement of “Stille Nacht” by Gruber/Custer; Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s arrangement of O’Neill’s “Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24”; “Hannukah Festival Overture” by Custer; “Rhapsody on Christmas Carols” by Smith; and “It’s Christmastime” by Custer.

Students in the orchestra will be joined by community musicians as well as Westminster faculty and staff members Dr. Robert Knop, associate professor of physics, on viola; Scott Wignall, registrar, and Justin Bendel, music adjunct, on bass; and Heather Johnson, music adjunct, on French horn.

The concert is free and open to the public.

For more information, please contact Crawford Perttu at 724-946-7271 or