Held Saturday, December 21, 2019 The Palace Theatre, Greensburg
Celebrate the holiday season by joining the WSO for its 19th Annual Home for the Holidays concert, conducted by Maria Sensi Sellner and featuring Meghan DeWald soprano and the 60-member All-Star Choir of Westmoreland County, directed by Melody Vigo. Hear all your favorite holiday music including Christmas Sing-a-long, Silent Night, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, The Christmas Song, O Little Town of Bethlehem and the traditional finale – The Hallelujah Chorus from the Messiah. Just Announced: The concert features a World Premiere of For Behold from Henceforth by Pittsburgh-based composer Nancy Galbraith. [Learn more]
Free, convenient parking in the Bell Garage [directions]
Family-friendly ticket pricing starts at $16.
Dress in a favorite festive outfit or dress casually.
Snap a few photos around the beautifully decorated vintage Palace Theatre. Tag #wsoconcert
About Meghan DeWald Soprano Meghan DeWald has been the recipient of several awards including Second Place Regional Finalist (Upper Midwest Region) and is a three-time District Winner in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. She is also the first place winner of the Opera San Nicola Competition and the Lansing Matinee Musicale. DeWald earned her Doctor of Music in Vocal Performance and Literature at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, where she also earned her Master of Music degree.
About Maria Sensi Sellner Guest conductor Maria Sensi Sellner grew up in Westmoreland County and graduated from Valley High School. She then went on to Carnegie Mellon where she double majored in Mechanical Engineering and Music Composition. Ms. Sellner is the first three-time winner of the American Prize for Opera Conducting and is the Artistic & General Director of Resonance Works | Pittsburgh.
About the All-Star Choir Talented high school students from Ligonier Valley, Belle Vernon, Greensburg-Salem, Burrell and Derry High Schools were chosen to perform Carol of the Bells, Winter’s Peace, Silent Night and more! Conducted by Melody Vigo.
Arr. Smith: Jingle Bells Forever
Herbert: March of the Toys
Arr. Bisbano: Christmas Eve in My Hometown
Arr. Custer: It’s Christmastime
Arr. Harris: God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Nancy Galbraith (Premiere): For Behold from Henceforth
Humperdinck: Hansel & Gretel-Evening Prayer & Dream Pantomime
Arr. Richman: Hanukkah Medley
Anderson: Sleigh Ride
Purifoy: Winter’s Peace
Letnovich: Carol of the Bells Christmas Sing-A-Long
Arr. Harris: Silent Night
Arr. Harris: White Christmas
Handel: Hallelujah Chorus
Gene Saraceni narrates “The Night Before Christmas”
Melody Vigo directing the All-Star Choir of Westmoreland County
Photos: Left: Jo Ann Lightcap, Linda Assard, WSO Board Member and Sheila Caramella Right: Diane Nickoloff and Karen Kohut, co-chairpersons Each summer the WSO hosts the Hat Luncheon at the Greensburg Country Club. This year to keep everyone safe during the Covid-19 shutdown, the WSO announces a “Hats at Home” fundraiser. Co-chairpersons Karen Kohut and Diane Nickoloff invite you to… Read More
Artistic Director Daniel Meyer has selected music and curated playlists for you to enjoy while at home: Download Spotify Click on any image below to listen in Spotify or click on title: >Encore >Bach-Mania! >Love Letters >Forest Murmurs >Making Waves >To Spring >Calm
While we are on a break, we want to keep the music playing wherever we can. We will be sharing videos from our musicians, teachers and orchestra performances on our social media channels with the tag #wso2go You can follow along on Facebook • Instagram and Twitter and we will post highlights on this page. From the Executive Director: Classical music provides us with… Read More