Holiday Concert at the National Museum of the Marine Corps
| United States Marine Band | November 28, 2016
Marine Chamber Orchestra Concert: July 16
The Marine Chamber Orchestra performed a Summer Orchestra Series concert, featuring Schubert's Death and the Maiden, on Saturday, July 16, at Northern Virginia Community College's Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall in Alexandria, Va. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Brian Rust/released)
On Friday, Dec. 9, at 7:30 p.m., “The President’s Own” Marine Chamber Orchestra will fill the Leatherneck Gallery at the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle, Va., with the sounds of the season. The holiday concert is free and open to the public; no tickets are required. Conducted by Marine Band Director Lt. Col. Jason K. Fettig, the orchestra’s performance will include such holiday classics as Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Ride” and Piotr Illych Tchaikovsky’s beloved music to the ballet The Nutcracker. Concert-goers will take a frosty ride on The Polar Express with music from Alan Silvestri written for the magical holiday movie and enjoy the sounds of Hanukkah during Rhapsody for Hanukkah, a medley of songs by former Marine Band Chief Arranger Stephen Bulla. The concert will conclude with Leroy Anderson’s A Christmas Festival, a collection of the most beloved holiday songs and carols, led by the Marine Band’s two vocalists: baritone Master Sgt. Kevin Bennear and mezzo-soprano Gunnery Sgt. Sara Sheffield. The audience may sing along to such favorite carols as “Deck the Halls,” “Jingle Bells,” “White Christmas,” “Joy to the World,” “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” “Silent Night,” and “We Wish You a Merry Christmas.” The National Museum of the Marine Corps is located at 18900 Jefferson Davis Highway in Triangle, Va. Parking is free.