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Loudoun Symphony presents

Christmas Eve

A Christmas Celebration


Loudoun Symphony Celebrates Christmas!

Featuring members of Loudoun Symphony Youth Orchestras


Opening music: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane

Performed by LSYO Symphony Orchestra December 2020 under the baton of Dr. Hayden Denesha

Coventry Carol for Bassoon Duet- English Traditional (arr. Gert Th. Walter)

Robin Bilton and Alexander Ulreich

Symphonic Orchestra

Silent Night for four violins - Franz Gruber (arr. John Dempsey)

Felicity Banner, Diana Couey, Eva Ulreich, and Victor Winterstein

Philharmonic Orchestra

About the Artists

Robin Bilton is an 8th grader at Smart’s Mill Middle School. He studies bassoon with Mr. Matt Ogden at Catoctin School of Music. This is Robin’s first year with LSYO.

Alexander Ulreich is a 7th grader at Smart’s Mill Middle School. He studies bassoon with Mr. Matt Ogden at Catoctin School of Music where also studies saxophone with Ms. Lisa Fiorilli. This is his 2nd year in LSYO.

Felicity Banner has been a part of LSYO for 4 years and is also part of the artist orchestra program at Loudoun County High School. She takes private lessons at the Catoctin school of Music with Patrick Shaughnessy.

Diana Couey is a sophomore at Lightridge High School. She has studied violin for 7 years. In addition to music, Diana also enjoys theater and art. This is her second year with LSYO.

Eva Ulreich is a freshman at Tuscarora High School and the Academy of Engineering and Technology. This is her third year with LSYO. In addition to playing music, Eva is also an accomplished artist and animator.

Victor WInterstein is a freshman at South Lakes High School in Herndon. He has been playing violin for almost 9 years with a private teacher and also with LSYO. Victor also play the viola and the double bass.

Notes on the Pieces

The "Coventry Carol" is an English Christmas carol dating from the 16th century. The carol was traditionally performed in Coventry in England as part of a mystery play called The Pageant of the Shearmen and Tailors. The play depicts the Christmas story from chapter two in the Gospel of Matthew. The music contains a well-known example of a Picardy third - where a piece in minor ends on major triad. The author is unknown. (wikipedia)

“Silent Night” (German: "Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht") is a popular Christmas carol, composed in 1818 by Franz Xaver Gruber to lyrics by Joseph Mohr in the small town of Oberndorf bei Salzburg, Austria. "Stille Nacht" was first performed on Christmas Eve 1818 at St Nicholas parish church in Oberndorf, a village in the Austrian Empire on the Salzach river in present-day Austria. (wikipedia)

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