Home for the Holidays

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 MessiahJust 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.

Press:

Tribune Review: ‘Home for the Holidays’ a nostalgic turn for Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra
Tribune Review: Westmoreland Symphony Presents Home for the Holidays

 

Program:
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
Bizet: Farandole
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

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