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John Morris Russell’s Holiday Pops

Saturday, December 16
Kleinhans Music Hall, 8:00 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, Buffalo Girlchoir, Celtic folk trio Normal Street Entrance and Buffalo favorite Katy Miner join the annual extravaganza. The centerpiece of this concert is “The Polar Express,” narrated by Buffalo theater and broadcasting legend Mike Randall. The stunning original illustrations from the book combine with the glorious film score to create an unforgettable holiday tale for all ages. Make holiday magic and memories with your BPO this year!


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