Moods of Christmas
The lowdown -- About 40 years ago, the late, great choral director Robert Shaw and colorful arranger Robert Russell Bennett (celebrated for his arrangements of music from Broadway hits) devised one of the most popular holiday celebrations in the repertoire -- The Many Moods of Christmas. The piece offers suites of favorite carols imaginatively scored for chorus and orchestra to make the familiar tunes seem perpetually fresh. As part of the Sundays at Central concert series, The Many Moods of Christmas will be performed by vocal and instrumental forces of Central Presbyterian Church, including organ and bells. The audience will get to chime in during part of the program.