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Vance-Granville Community Band to present free Holiday Concert on Dec. 9

The Vance-Granville Community Band will perform its seventh annual Holiday Concert on Tuesday, Dec. 9, at 7 p.m. in the Civic Center on VGCC’s Main Campus in Vance County. Admission is free and the public is invited.


The band has prepared a program featuring a variety of holiday favorites, including “Cantique de Noel” (“O Holy Night”) by Adolphe Adam; Themes from “The Nutcracker Suite” by Tchaikovsky; “Christmas Day – A Fantasy on Old Carols” by Gustav Holst; “Overture to a Winter Festival” by James Curnow; “Festive Songs of Christmas” by Frank Erickson; “A Continental Christmas” by Lloyd Conley; “Panis Angelicus” (“Bread of Angels”) by Cesar Franck; and “Holiday For Winds” by Glenn Osser. The band will also play Leroy Anderson’s classic musical masterpiece, “A Christmas Festival,” a medley that has thrilled audiences for over 60 years.


As an encore piece, the band will play “And To All A Good Night,” which features band instruments grouped by sections, with each section playing a different song throughout the piece.


VGCC music instructor Ivory Brock is the band’s primary conductor. He will be assisted during the concert by Brian Miller, the band director at Louisburg High School.


First formed in 2008, the Vance-Granville Community Band includes not only VGCC students but also high school students and adult professionals from throughout the region. “The concert is free and open to the public, and the Band looks forward to having people come to enjoy beautiful holiday music for all,” said Carl Cantaluppi of Butner, who has played clarinet in the band for many years.


For more information, call Ivory Brock at (252) 738-3222.


Above:  Ivory Brock (right) conducts the Vance-Granville Community Band during the 2013 holiday concert. (VGCC photo)