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Monticello Performing Arts Department is celebrating the winter season

Nov. 29, 2018

The Monticello Performing Arts Department has a busy schedule throughout the month of December and into January, 2019, with concerts being performed by students in every school.

It all starts on Wednesday, Dec. 5, when the Performing Arts Department presents its annual Winter Concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Arnold Packer Hughs Auditorium at Monticello High School, 39 Breakey Ave, Monticello.

The program includes performances by the concert band, concert choir, wind ensemble and orchestra. All attendees are invited to join the orchestra and chorus on stage for the 4th annual “Hallelujah” sing-along. See full program below.

Winter Performing Arts Dates

In addition to the department's winter concert, children from each of the schools in the district will be performing. Please join us at these performances.
Dec. 6 - Chase Winter Concert, Emma Chase School, 10 a.m.
Dec. 7 - MHS Chamber Musicians at the Sullivan County Government Center, 12 p.m.
Dec. 11 - RJK Winter Concert, Arnold Packer Hughs Auditorium, 7 p.m.
Dec. 13 - 6th Grade Chorus and 7/8 Orchestra at the Sullivan County Government Center, 12 p.m.
Dec. 17 - Winter Dance Festival, Arnold Packer Hughs Auditorium, 7 p.m.
Dec. 19 - Cooke Winter Concert (Part 1), Cooke School, 9:30 a.m. - Grades K-1
Dec. 19 - MHS Strings and Chamber Singers at the Sullivan County Government Center, 12 p.m.
Dec. 20 - Cooke Winter Concert (Part 2), Cooke School, 9:30 a.m. - Grades 2-3; 2 p.m. - Grades 4-5
Jan. 16 - District Elementary Winter Choral Concert, Arnold Packer Hughs Auditorium, 7 p.m. – Grades 4-5 Morning Music Choral
Jan. 23 - KLR Mid-Winter Concert, KLR Elementary School – Grades 3-5, 9:30 a.m.

The concert program - Dec. 5

Concert Band

Andrew Verdino, Conductor

Invicta, James Swearingen
A+: A "Precise" Prelude and an "Excellent" March, Thomas C. Duffy

Concert Choir

Marissa Jurow, Conductor; John Bernstein, Piano

Betelehemu, Via Olatunji & Wendell Whalum
Soloist: Tylan Williams
Erev Shel Shoshanim (Evening of Roses), arr. Jack Klebanow
Homeward Bound, Marta Keen
Soloist: Edward Spear

Wind Ensemble

Andrew Verdino, Conductor
Washington Heights March, Calvin Custer
Satiric Dances for a Comedy by Aristophanes, Norman Dello Joio
    I. Allegro pesante
    II. Adagio mesto
    III. Allegro spumante

Nancy Wegrzyn, Conductor
Symphony No. 8 in G (Finale), A. Dvorak/arr. S. Dackow
Gymnopedie No. 1, Erik Satie/ arr. Matthew Hindson
Waltz of the Wicked, Kirt N. Mosier
Members of the audience are cordially invited to join us on the risers for our Fourth Annual "Hallelujah" sing along at this time.

Combined Choir/Orchestra
Hallelujah Chorus from “The Messiah”,  G.F. Handel
Gabriel Jones, John Bernstein, Trumpet;
Michael Mingo, Timpani