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Compton Heights Concert Band

Friday, December 23, 2016 7:30PM
Powell Hall

Compton Heights Concert Band
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St. Louis’ dynamic 60 piece Compton Heights Concert Band, presents its 18th Annual Holiday Pops Spectacular at Powell Hall, Friday, December 23, 2016, 7:30 PM, one performance only, featuring Tenor of the World, Hugh K. Smith, much beloved by St. Louis audiences since his stunning debut here in 1996 with the St. Louis Symphony and Richard Hayman.  Since then he has appeared many times with the Compton Heights Concert Band in its summer series and annual Holiday Pops Spectaculars!  Hugh Smith will be joined by St. Louis’ own, soprano Gina Galati, Winter Opera founder, and perennial band favorite, the booming baritone, Robert Ellison.

The concert marks the 40th Anniversary Celebration of the founding the Compton Heights Concert Band by President, Harry F. Swanger and features the Compton Heights Band under the direction of maestro Edward Dolbashian.  A family friendly program includes holiday favorites, Christmas carols, sacred classics such as O Holy Night, and the much anticipated Hallelujah Chorus Finale from Handel’s Messiah,  a rousing audience sing-along featuring the Band, Hugh Smith, Gina GalatiRobert Ellison, and a stunning combined chorus of 100 voices from the East Central College Combined Choirs, Dr. Timothy Sexton, Director. 

All tickets, except Gold Patrons, can be purchased online or by calling the Powell Hall Box Office at (314) 534-1700

Gold Patron tickets are the best seats in the house in the Dress Circle Box and Grand Tier Box Seats!  They include a gala post-concert reception in the lobby with Hugh Smith, Gina Galati, and Robert Ellison, catered by St. Louis’ LoRusso’s Cucina; cash bar.   For a joyous Holiday experience you will never forget, call the Compton Heights Band Office today for Gold Patron Tickets (314) 776-2227.