Festive Favorites, a Celebration of Community Music-Making
Large musical ensembles featuring brass, woodwind and percussion instruments date back to the Age of Revolutions, and were often used for military, ceremonial or festive purposes. In the United States, community bands have grown to be an important outlet for intergenerational creativity, with more than 1,000 active ensembles across America—and New Orleans is no exception! THNOC is excited to present a special holiday concert at St. Louis Cathedral, Sunday, Dec. 10 from 6 to 7 pm. Led by Music Director Dr. Charles Taylor, Director of the School of the Arts at University of New Orleans, the concert will feature holiday favorites and New Orleans-centric repertoire that pays homage to the rich tradition of community music-making in New Orleans. The concert will also feature former WDSU anchor and band member Norman Robinson, who will lend his signature voice to a rendition of "The Night Before Christmas.” This concert is presented as part of Holidays New Orleans Style by French Quarter Fest, Inc., an annual holiday tradition featuring concerts in the French Quarter.