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The Fireside Social Orchestra presents "A Fireside Christmas"

CMC Auditorium

Sunday, December 1 2019, 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM


A memorable evening of Nineteenth Century Christmas Music on period instruments and voices.


Event Types > Arts/Culture/Recreation


The Fireside Social Orchestra presents "A Fireside Christmas", a memorable evening of Nineteenth Century Christmas Music on period instruments and voices. The Fireside Social Orchestra will play a concert of 19th century Christmas music including the original versions of popular carols on period instruments including violin, ophicleide, flute, czakan (walking stick recorder), flageolet, reed contrabass, tuba, tenor violin, cello, piano and voices.Featuring Phil and Gayle Neuman and Cal Scott of The Trail Band with Ben Fitch, Laura Kuhlman, Cindy Markham, and Elizabeth O’Connor. The Fireside Social Orchestra recreates the small orchestra featured in parlour and ballroom performances of long ago with period instruments including violin, tenor viola, cello, flageolet, walking stick recorder, flute, cornet, flügelhorn, tenor horn, ophicleide, tuba, mandolin, banjo, guitar, autoharp, piano, reed contrabass, alphorns, bagpipes, voices and more. The program will feature familiar Christmas carols in their original forms, including Silent Night ("Stille Nacht" 1818), Up On the Housetop ("Santa Claus" 1864) and Jingle Bells ("The One Horse Open Sleigh" 1857), along with carols from the English, Scottish and French countryside and descriptive holiday pieces including "A Christmas Holiday" (1899) and "What Shall We Sing at Christmas?" (1899.)

Two shows: Saturday November 30th at 7:30pm and Sunday December 1st at 3:00pm.

Admission to the artists $18 general admission, $15 students and seniors. This is a partner event. For further information: 503-631-2973, or