Saturday, December 15, 2012 marked the
23rd Annual Sealy/FOX8 Holiday Concert
at the Lawrence Joel Coliseum in Winston-Salem, NC.
|Bass Players from the Winston-Salem Symphony Youth Philharmonic are in the Christmas Spirit|
Parking and admission were free with the donation of canned foods for the Salvation Army.
This year, an all-time record was set for cans collected!
806,111 cans were collected between the Greensboro concert (on Friday) and Winston-Salem's concert on Saturday.
With those donations, the Salvation Armies of the Triad will be able to help thousands of our neighbors in need.
Pre-Concert music was provided by the
Conducted by Margaret Rehder, the group performed many Christmas classics.
Matthew Troy, Associate Conductor for the Winston-Salem Symphony and Music Director of the Youth Symphony, conducted the evening's Holiday Concert.
The program was hosted by Neill McNeill and Cindy Farmer of WGHP/FOX8. Both are well-known news anchors for the Triad.
The evening's Christmas selections included Christmas Festival Overture, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, Christmas at the Movies, and Mother Ginger from the Nutcracker.
Girls from Salem Gymnastics flew through the air to Mother Ginger, making the performance quite memorable.
Carol of the Bells, Excerpts from the Nutcracker Suite and Waltz of the Flowers followed.
Waltz of the Flowers featured the Winston-Salem Festival Ballet.
Tenor Glenn Seibert accompanied the Symphony for O, Holy Night, and then the entire coliseum audience participated in a Christmas Sing-A-Long. Next came the fun Caribbean Sleigh Ride, and Bugler's Holiday. What Holiday Concert would be complete without Sleigh Ride? That was performed next, then The Grinch Who Store Christmas Medley, The Christmas Song and Little Bolero Boy.
If you live in the Piedmont Triad, this yearly Holiday Concert should be on your list of family traditions. People travelled from as far as Virginia, and many counties were represented in last nights audience. There are performances in Winston-Salem, Greensboro, and Elon, and each one is different. The Sealy/FOX8 Holiday Concert is a great way to help the Salvation Army, and is sure to make the season brighter.