Sequim City Band sets holiday concert for Sunday

The Sequim City Band presents a concert of Christmas classics at 3 p.m. this Sunday, Dec. 17, in the Sequim High School auditorium, 533 N. Sequim Ave.

Under the direction of Tyler Benedict, the band presents holiday favorites such as Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Ride,” Handel’s “Hallelujah Chorus” and Irving Berlin’s “Happy Holidays” and “White Christmas.”

Clement Clark Moore’s iconic poem “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” will be narrated by a special guest in his kerchief and cap. This piece is punctuated by various musical “emojis” to illustrate Moore’s text.

“Midnight Sleighride” is from Prokofiev’s “Lieutenant Kije Suite.”

There will be a medley of Hebrew songs presented in “Hanukkah, Festival of Lights.”

Washington composer Morten Lauridsen has written a beautiful piece called “O Magnum Mysterium” that will surely become a seasonal favorite.

A holiday concert would not be complete without a Christmas carol sing-a-long and the Band obliges with “Merry Christmas Everyone.”

As a special treat, the saxophone section will present three pieces: “Still, Still, Still,” “The First Noel” and “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen.” The “Saxologists” consist of Debbi Soderstrom, Mary Lou Montgomery, Mary Lowery and Mark Condran.

Narrating this concert is KSQM announcer Steve Goldberg.