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posted: 12/5/2012 1:16 PM

Barrington H.S., eighth-grade bands in 'Winter Holiday Concert' Dec. 11

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Submitted by Laurie Mack

The Barrington High School bands will present their "Winter Holiday" Concert 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, in the Richard C. Johnson Auditorium at Barrington High School. The concert will feature the Barrington High School Concert and Symphonic bands and the combined Barrington Prairie and Station eighth-grade bands, under the direction of Randy Karon, Luana Byte and Andrew Nelson.

There will be a selection of standard concert band literature based on original material, American popular and traditional melodies and a number of holiday pieces for the season. The Barrington High School Concert Band will perform "Herndon Exaltations," "Prelude and Fugue in B Major" by J.S. Bach, "Claribelle" by Wim Laseroms and "Yuletide Dances" by Timothy Broege. The combined eighth grade bands will perform "Wildfire," "Children and Gentlemen," and "Danza del Fuego." The high school Symphonic Band performs "Celtic Hymns and Dances" by Eric Ewazen, "Amazing Grace" set by Frank Ticheli, "A Fireside Christmas" arranged by Sammy Nestico, and Leroy Anderson's "Christmas Festival."

The holiday concert admission is free, and the concert is open to the general public.

For information, contact Randy Karon at Barrington High School, (847) 842-3250 or

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