Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Harvard Pro Musica Chamber Singers featured in Holiday Pops Concert

Music Director James O'Dell with a Special Guest
The Concord Band’s 36th annual Holiday Pops concerts will feature 16 voices from Harvard Pro Musica, a Harvard (Massachusetts) based 50-person classical community chorus directed by Andy Icochea Icochea.

The Dec. 12 and 13 Holiday Pops concerts will include the two songs, "Cathedral Bells of England" and "Hymn to America," by Clara Endicott Sears, the founder of Fruitlands Museum, which were premiered this past summer at Fruitlands. Called the HPM Chamber Singers to reflect its being a part of the larger Harvard Pro Musica, the chorus will sing several holiday numbers with the Concord Band, conducted by Music Director James O’Dell, including the Boston Pops arrangement of Sleigh Ride. Other works for band on the program include Alfred Reed’s powerful Russian Christmas Music, conducted by assistant conductor Steve Barbas, and Philip Sparke’s stirring Spirit of the Sequoia.

Tickets at tables for four (and a few for tables of six) are available for $25 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under. Both the Friday and Saturday concerts begin at 8 p.m. and are held at 51 Walden Street in Concord. Tickets can be reserved by emailing the Concord Band at or leaving a message on the Band’s phone line 978-897-9969.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Reserve Your Tickets for Holiday Pops

The Concord Band is eagerly looking forward to its Holiday Pops concerts. Highlights will include Alfred Reed's "Russian Christmas Music"; guest soloists, The Harvard Pro Musica Chamber Singers; and a reprise from last summer's premiere of two songs by Clara Sears, founder of the Band's summer home, Fruitlands, as arranged by Jim Dalton.