Christmas With Kennerley, Home for the Holidays 2020

Pre-recorded Online Performance

Available online (with unlimited views) from Noon on Saturday, December 12 to 6pm on Monday, December 28.

Our annual Christmas concert is a must-see event for many of our loyal patrons. Normally, it is presented right before Christmas Eve arrives. We aren’t able to gather in Merrill Auditorium this year, but we still plan to bring you a Christmas celebration you can enjoy in the comfort of your own home.

Join Portland Municipal Organist James Kennerley and special guests for a spectacular performance of Christmas favorites. James welcomes husband and wife soloists, Jonathan Boyd and Malinda Haslett to the stage, the Pine Tree Bell Ringers, Kotzschmar Festival Brass accompaniment and dancers from Maine State Ballet performing selections from The Nutcracker. This beautiful celebration of Christmas for our new normal is being produced in advance of its release to the public. We may not be able to be together for Christmas favorites and carol sing-alongs, but we will bring them to you to share with your family and friends! Plan to make the mighty Kotzschmar and James Kennerley part of your Christmas celebrations!

The Program

Bring a Torch, Jeanette Isabella
Arr. by Keith Chapman

Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
Johann S. Bach

West Indies Carol
Arr. Hart Morris

Ave Maria
Johann S. Bach/Charles Gounod

Nutcracker Suite
March, Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, Trepak
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Go Tell It on the Mountain
Arr. Joel Raney

Cantique de Nöel (O Holy Night)
Adolphe Adam
Arr. James Kennerley

Toccata on Veni Emmanuel
Adolphus Hailstork

In Dulci Jubilo, BWV 608
Johann S. Bach

In Dulci Jubilo, BWV 729
Johann S. Bach

Baby It’s Cold Outside
Franck Loesser
Arr. James Kennerley

Sleigh Ride
Leroy Anderson
Arr. James Kennerley

Christmas Sing-along
Arr. John Finnegan and James Kennerley

Program subject to change.

Our Presenting Sponsor: 317 Main Community Music Center

Our Technology Sponsor: RE/MAX Shoreline

Our Concert Sponsors: Murray, Plumb and Murray, and HM Payson.

Our Media Sponsors are Maine Public and Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram.

All Audio-Visual-Video for this production by Headlight Audio Visual.

This concert is a Pay What You Choose event…. with prices starting at $10. Please take into account the number of viewers when you make your selection.

An additional handling fee charged by PortTIX will be added to your purchase.

Find more information on our annual sock drive here.