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News Release
Monday, November 22, 2010

Baytown Symphony Orchestra presents Christmas Fantasy Concert

BAYTOWN, Texas – On Saturday, Dec. 4, and Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010, the Baytown Symphony Orchestra and the Bay Area Mass Choir will host a special two-night seasonal holiday concert entitled, Christmas Fantasy.
 
Under the direction of Conductor Dennis Eichler, the orchestra will perform selections including Festival Overture by Dimitri Shostakovich, Afternoon of a Faun by Claude Debussy and Rocky Point Holiday, written by American composer Ron Nelson.
 
Composed of approximately 200 singers from 12 Bay area churches, the Bay Area Mass Choir will join the orchestra in performing contemporary and traditional holiday selections including Sleigh Ride, Jingle Bells, and the original version of Hallelujah Chorus from G.F. Handel’s The Messiah.
 
Organized by Jack Hall, worship arts pastor at Second Baptist Church, the choir features singers from Cedar Bayou Baptist, Cedar Bayou Grace Methodist, Central Baptist, Dell Dale Baptist, First Baptist, Second Baptist, Fisher Road Baptist, Memorial Baptist, Old River Baptist, South Avenue Baptist, Wooster Baptist and First Baptist Church of LaPorte.
 
Choir Directors Paul Buchanan, Brian Watson, Bill Marshall, Bill Ingram, Jack Hall, Lance Read, Kent Reep and David Truitt will each conduct a vocal selection.
 
Soloists featured in the program include tenor Paul Buchannan, alto Kelli Motley, alto Karen Dikes, alto Jamie Lawhon, and mezzo-soprano Jolanta Hoffman. Special performances by children Hallie Lord and Maggie Watson will also be featured.
 
Christmas Fantasy will be held at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 4 and 5 in the Lee College Performing Arts Center, 200 Lee Drive Baytown, TX. General admission prices are $10 for adults and $7 for students and senior citizens. Advance tickets may be purchased at the Lee College Bookstore by calling 281-425-6578, or online at
www.baytownsymphony.org. Tickets may also be purchased at the Performing Arts Center box office on the day of the concert.
 
As a courtesy to musicians and audience members, the Baytown Symphony Orchestra’s Board of Directors asks that children under age 7 not attend concerts.
 
For additional information, please contact David Corder at
ddcord1@gmail.com.




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