Saturday, December 17, 2016 – 7:30 p.m.
The Palace Theatre, Greensburg
21. West Otterman St 15601
It’s the most joyful time of the year when the symphony plays all your favorite instrumental and choral holiday music. Daniel Meyer conducts this charming concert perfect for all ages. Featuring guest soprano Kate Neubert-Lechner and the All-Star Choir of Westmoreland County directed by Melody Vigo.
Anderson: Sleigh Ride
Tchaikovsky: from The Nutcracker
Arr. Custer: It’s Christmastime!
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
I’ll Be Home for Christmas
Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town
Taylor, Brooks and Stanley: Man with the Bag
Arr. Krogstad: Music from Frozen
Do You Want to Build a Snowman?
Let it Go
For the First Time in Forever
Arr. Harris: The First Noel
Brown: Christmas Lullaby
Herbert: March of the Toys from Babes in Toyland
Arr. Meader: Coventry Carol
Arr. Gilpin: Mary Sat a-Rockin’
Traditional arr. Richman: from Christmas Sing-Along
Arr. Harris: Silent Night
Handel: Hallelujah Chorus
*program subject to change
Kate Neubert-Lechner, soprano, is the Youtheatre/Education Director at the Erie Playhouse in Erie, PA and a long-time performer, director and teacher, beginning her stage career in 1985. Prior to relocating to Erie in 2013, she was a freelance actor, director and instructor at various venues in Pittsburgh including the Pittsburgh Youth Ballet, South Park Theatre, and Little Lake Theatre. Before settling in Pittsburgh, Kate worked for Tony Bennett at RPM Productions in New York City, where she also performed a solo show in various cabaret theatres. Ms. Neubert-Lechner earned her bachelor of arts in theatre and communication arts from Gannon University and has also received training as a Musical Theatre Major at the Cincinnati College, Conservatory of Music & Interlochen Arts Camps. She has appeared as a soloist with the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra under the baton of the late Erich Kunzel, she was also featured in the Cincinnati Pops televised Fourth of July concert, alongside the legendary Rosemary Clooney. Kate has twice been soloist with the Erie Philharmonic, in their Brooklyn to Broadway pops concert, as Eliza Doolittle in a semi-staged concert of My Fair Lady, and is also joining the Erie Philharmonic for their Come Home for the Holidays concert this season.