Monday, December 5, 2011

The Gig Log: AFCO Christmas Concerts w/ Maureen McGovern

As I mentioned in my last post, I had the privilege of playing in the percussion section for the American Festival Chorus and Orchestra Christmas concerts last weekend, December 2 and 3. Guest artist Maureen McGovern absolutely lit up the stage. There were three total performances - one Friday and two Saturday - and all were sold out.

The choir was amazing, as well, as always. Conducted by Craig Jessop, the concert was an absolute highlight of my 2011 musical year. One of the numbers was a new arrangement of the traditional tune, "Ding Dong Merrily on High," arranged by Kurt Bestor.  The choir actually pre-performed it on Black Friday, as follows...

Lots of fun. Can't wait for the next one.

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