Friday, December 10, 2010

2010 Holiday Pops

The Concord Band

James O’Dell, Music Director
Steven Barbas, Assistant Conductor
Rene Lewis Pfister, Guest Vocalist
December 10 & 11, 2010


Overture to a Winter FestivalJames Curnow
Concord Band Commission
Polish Christmas MusicJohan de Meij
Christmas DayGustav Holst; arr. William Rhoads
Steven Barbas Conducting


Dixieland Jam!arr. Bob Lowden
I Feel a Song Comin’ OnMcHugh, Fields, & Oppenheimer;
arr. Warren Barker
One Note SambaAntonio Carlos Jobim; arr. Jerry Seeco
Have Yourself a Merry Little ChristmasMartin & Blaine; arr. Douglas Wagner
Rene Lewis Pfister, Guest Vocalist
Angels From The Realms of GloryJames Montgomery; arr. Robert W. Smith


Festive Sounds of Hanukaharr. Bill Holcombe
Let’s All Sing for Christmasarr. James D. Ployhar
Jingle Bells, Jolly Old Saint Nicholas, Oh Christmas Tree, Up on a Housetop
A Christmas Portrait—Sing-Alongarr. Jerry Nowak
Sleigh RideLeroy Anderson
Auld Lang Synearr. William M. Toland

Guest Artist: Rene Lewis Pfister

Rene Lewis Pfister
Guest Vocalist
A multi-talented actor, musician, and composer, Rene Lewis Pfister’s performances have included over 200 original songs, 30 musicals, and 20 years of cabaret. A Berklee College of Music graduate, Rene has studied with master teachers from Stella Adler, Circle in the Square Playhouse, and Shakespeare & Company. He has acted, music directed, and directed regionally in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New York and has appeared on stage in the 30th Anniversary European Tour of Hair and locally at the Cutler Majestic in "On the Twentieth Century" with Tony Award winner Alice Ripley. In 2007 he created MAKE YOUR LIFE A MUSICAL a company that creates personalized musicals for special events. He vocal coaches adults and young people locally in Concord and is excited to be returning for a second appearance with the Concord Band! For more info or to book Rene for a special event, visit!