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John Morris Russell’s Holiday Pops

Sunday, December 17
Kleinhans Music Hall, 2:30 pm

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JMR, aka Mr. Christmas, brings his boundless energy to Western New York’s #1 Holiday tradition. The Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus joins this annual extravaganza along with local jazz singer Katy Miner, Girlchoir, and Normal Street Entrance  for all your holiday favorites, a few with a new twist.  This year’s concert centerpiece is The Polar Express, narrated by Mike Randall. This version combines the stunning illustrations from the book with the glorious orchestral score from the movie. It’s a story for all ages. Share the magic of the season with us!


Arr.  Rob Mounsey The First Noel
Arr. Carmen Dragon O Tannenbaum
MONNOYE / Matt Catingub Pat-a Pan
Arr. Rob Mounsey We Three Kings
Arr. Michael Braz I Wonder As I Wander
Arr. Bill Holcombe Festive Sounds of Hanukkah
  Winter Medley
ROBERT WENDEL Little Bolero Boy from A Classical Christmas Suite
HERSHY KAY Deck the Halls Boughs of Holly (A Merrie Fugue)
SILVESTRI / David Chase Polar Express
VARIOUS / John Finnegan A Christmas Sing-A-Long

Jingle Bells

Joy to the World

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

Away in a Manger

O Come, All Ye Faithful