Published on December 9th, 2017 | by Melissa Terrell0
Atlanta Freedom Band presents Christmas Cathedrals Concert
Saturday, December 16 at 8 PM
Atlanta Freedom Bands kicks off its 25th performance season with “Christmas Cathedrals”. Our 2017 holiday concert transports you to the setting of a grand cathedral with immersive, expansive music featuring our 70-piece wind symphony joined by DHPC’s beautiful organ and special guest guest harpist. The program features carols by candlelight, classical works, and a couple of “giants” from the band and organ repertoire.
AFB is excited to kick off this season’s Student Composer Residency Project. The concert features the premiere of “Taking Flight” by Connor Sullivan, a junior at Kennesaw State University.
Tickets for this musical celebration of the holidays are just $15 for general admission, $10 for seniors, and $5 for students.
Free parking is available at the church (front and back) and the next door library and bank branch parking lots.
The concert program includes:
“Festival Fanfare for Christmas” by John Wason
“Cathedral – Variations on Picardy” by Gen Milford
“La cathedrale engloutie” by Claude Debussy
“Midnight Sleighride” from “Lieutenant Kije Suite” by Sergei Prokofiev
“A Christmas Fantasy” by Roland Barrett
“Crown Imperial” by Wiliam Walton
“Doxology,” arr. Jerbrel Bowens
“Chanukah Collage” by Andrew Yozviak
“A Most Wonderful Christmas”, arr. Robert Sheldon
“Sleigh Ride” by Leroy Anderson
The premiere of “Taking Flight” by Connor Sullivan
This program is supported in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. GCA also receives support from its partner agency – the National endowment for the Arts.
This program is supported in part by the Atlanta Mayor‘s Office of Cultural Affairs. AFB is grateful to have received matching grant funds for all of our season 23 performances. Thank you the Mayor’s office and the Atlanta City Council for their support of the arts in our city.
Funding for this program is also provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners under the guidance of the Fulton County Arts Council. Thank you to the Fulton County Commissioners for their support of the arts in our county.