Marine Chamber Orchestra to perform at Marine museum

“The President’s Own” Marine Chamber Orchestra will perform at the National Museum of the Marine Corps on Friday, Dec. 21, at 7:30 p.m.

The holiday concert is free and open to the public, and no tickets are required.

Conducted by Marine Band Assistant Director Capt. Bryan P. Sherlock, the orchestra’s performance will include Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Ride” and Piotr Illych Tchaikovsky’s music to the ballet “The Nutcracker.”

Concert-goers may enjoy an arrangement of music written for movies like “Miracle on 34th Street” and “The Polar Express,” as well as the sounds of Hanukkah during Rhapsody for Hanukkah, a medley of songs by retired Marine Band Chief Arranger Stephen Bulla.

The concert will conclude with Leroy Anderson’s A Christmas Festival, a collection of holiday songs and carols led by the Marine Band’s two vocalists: baritone Master Sgt. Kevin Bennear and mezzosoprano Gunnery Sgt. Sara Sheffield. The audience can sing along to “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.”

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