Mid-Texas Symphony to feature annual holiday concert
Posted on 12/7/2018 7:50:00 AM.
 
 
(Seguin) -- Get ready to revel in a good old fashioned singalong as you ring in the holiday season with the Mid-Texas Symphony. Tickets are now on sale for this Sunday's Holiday Concert at Texas Lutheran University's Jackson Auditorium.

MTS Executive Director C.J. Washington says if you aren't in the holiday spirit, then you will be following Sunday afternoon's performance.

"It's always a great time. We do tons of, of course, Christmas music, some fabulous oldies but goodies. We are doing the sing-a-longs. We've got Away in the Manager and It Came Upon a Midnight Clear -- fabulous old timey Christmas songs. We are also do Anderson's Sleigh Ride and other fabulous Christmas offerings. We are doing some serious Christmas music. The Nutcracker Suite No.1 which is going to include the overture and the march and the Sugar Plums and the waltzes just a fabulous orchestral piece is always incredibly popular at the holidays. We are doing some serious -- one very serious piece it's Holst's Dargason from St. Paul's Suite. You may not know the name but you will definitely know when the piece plays," said Washington.

MTS officials say they are especially excited about this particular concert. Washington says not only is it one of their favorite concerts of the year, but a pair of locals have been called up to help celebrate the season. Washington says it's not everyday that you get to pair up a local radio personality with the director of the high school band.

"We are doing T’was the Night Before Christmas -- the fabulous Christmas poem by Clement Clarke Moore. And, I don't know if you know this but your very own (KWED and Seguin Daily News General Manager) Darren Dunn is the narrator for this piece. Stan Mauldin who is our Seguin High School band director, as you well know, is our conductor for the holiday concert. We are super excited about that. He brings an energy and a lot more because he is a band guy, we've got a lot more brass in our holiday concert this year -- four saxophones. I'm so excited about that," said Washington.

Washington says Mauldin brings a wealth of music experience to the stage. She says this is the third year that he has served as the director of the Seguin High School Band. Dunn is also a local supporter of the professional symphony and serves as the general manager of Seguin Radio KWED and the Seguin Daily News.
Also joining Sunday's concert will be approximately 100 elementary school choir students from New Braunfels. Each year, the MTS rotates the holiday performance between New Braunfels and Seguin ISD students. The students are under the direction of NBISD Elementary Music Coordinator Cathy Clark.

The concert gets underway at 4 p.m. Sunday at TLU's Jackson Auditorium. Tickets begin at $15 a person. Tickets can be purchased online at www.mtsymphony.org.
Mid-Texas Symphony



Find more about Weather in Seguin, TX
Click for weather forecast


CBS NEWS
  • Latest headlines
    CBSN is CBS News' 24/7 digital streaming news service. It's always on, always free, making CBS News' original, high-quality reporting available to you wherever and whenever you want to watch.
  • McCabe: Deputy AG discussed removing Trump
    In an explosive "60 Minutes" interview, former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe explains why he launched counterintelligence and obstruction of justice investigations into President Trump. He also recounts the Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein discussing the possibility of invoking the 25th Amendment to remove President Trump from office. CBS News senior national security analyst Fran Townsend analyzes McCabe's comments.
  • CBSN New York
    CBSN Local New York
  • Strangers connected by Underground Railroad
    This Black History Month, we are bringing you the story of three strangers connected by the Underground Railroad. Last December, Ancestry arranged for six people from across the U.S. to meet at a historical church in Brooklyn. The journey revealed family connections and surprises about their ancestors, which are documented in a film called "Railroad Ties." Adriana Diaz spoke with three of them about the experience.
  • Andrew McCabe's "60 Minutes" interview
    Former acting FBI director Andrew McCabe tells "60 Minutes" about taking over for James Comey, starting investigations of President Trump, interactions with the president and his own firing. Scott Pelley reports.
  • Legal fights in national emergency declaration
    The White House is strongly defending President Trump's declaration of a national emergency on the U.S.-Mexico border. Senior adviser Stephen Miller indicates the president is ready to veto any effort by Congress to overturn the move. The president said on Friday he expected to be sued and predicted he will win. Nancy Cordes reports.
  • U.K. Parliament says Facebook failed users
    The British Parliament released a scathing final report of their investigation into Facebook's data misuse. The report called the company a "digital gangster," and the committee chair said Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will face a summons if sets foot in Britain. CBS News' Graham Kates joined CBSN to discuss what this report means for the future of the company.
  • Boy's love of cars leads him to some of the world’s rarest cars
    A 6-year-old's love of car leads him to top automakers and remnants of the rarest cars in the world. Michelle Miller reports.
  • Sailor in iconic Times Square kiss photo dies at 95
    The ecstatic sailor shown kissing a woman in Times Square celebrating the end of World War II has died. George Mendonsa was 95.
  • McCabe on Trump & obstruction of justice
    Former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe says President Trump directed Rod Rosenstein to include the Russia investigation as a reason he should fire James Comey. CBSN legal contributor Rebecca Roiphe, a former assistant district attorney in New York County, discusses whether President Trump may have obstructed justice.
Provided by CBS News




Copyright © 2014 Guadalupe Media, LTD. All Rights Reserved



This site powered by PromoSuite Interactive