Taste of the Holidays

December 13, 2011

St. Paul, Minn. — Taste of the Holidays is a classical-holiday variety show recorded last December at the Fitzgerald Theater. Two choirs — Magnum Chorum and The Singers, the Copper Street Brass, pianist Hiram Titus, the Veccione/Erdahl Duo, and the "house band" The Dolce Woodwind Quintet, all served up a wonderfully cheerful and serenely heartfelt program that kept the audience smiling all the way home. Join Steve Staruch at 6:00 p.m. on December 13 for this wonderful collection of music.


Tchaikovsky: "character" dances from Nutcracker (Copper Street Brass)

Sing-along: Deck the Halls

Three traditional Norwegian carols (Magnum Chorum led by Christopher Aspaas)

Sing-along: Huron Carol

Tim Goplerud: Fantasia on Three French Carols (Vecchione/Erdahl Duo)

Two free-form piano improvisations on various carols (pianist, Hiram Titus)

Harry Simeone: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas (The Singers led by Matthew Culloton)

Howard Blake: Walking in the Air (Copper Street Brass)

Sing-along: Joy to the World

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