Melbourne Community Orchestra to Perform Free ‘Holiday Celebrations’ Concerts Dec. 4-5

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Melbourne Community Orchestra will dip into their 30-year archive of holiday favorites

Audiences are in for a visit from the spirit of Christmases past, when the Melbourne Community Orchestra dips into their 30-year archive of holiday favorites to present two concerts of Holiday Celebrations at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday evenings, December 4 & 5 at the Melbourne Auditorium at 625 Hibiscus Boulevard, 32901. (MCO image)

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Audiences are in for a visit from the spirit of Christmases past when the Melbourne Community Orchestra dips into their 30-year archive of holiday favorites.

The Melbourne Community Orchestra will present two ‘Holiday Celebrations’ concerts at on Wednesday and Thursday evenings, December 4 and 5, at the Melbourne Auditorium.

The two evenings will contain a sleighful of orchestral favorites, including Around the World at Christmas Time, a medley of holiday songs from Germany, Poland, England, Italy, Israel, France and the USA.

Also on tap are Christmas songs featured in movies like Miracle on 34th Street, Polar Express, Nightmare Before Christmas and The Grinch Who Stole Christmas.

The audience will get a chance to sing along with the nostalgic favorite, “White Christmas,” while Maestro Nelson will once again perform the classic that’s become an annual tradition, “The Christmas Song.”

No performance from the orchestra would be complete without a rendition of Leroy Anderson’s playful, “Sleigh Ride.”

Admission to Holiday Celebrations and all Melbourne Community Orchestra concerts is free.

Call 321-285-6724 or CLICK HERE for more information or to sign up for concert alerts.

Maestro Mark Nelson will sing ‘The Christmas Song’ during the Melbourne Community Orchestra’s presentation of Holiday Celebrations on December 4 & 5 in Melbourne. Admission is free. For details, call 321-285-6724. (MCO image)

The 50-member group conducted by Mark Nelson is the Orchestra in Residence for the City of Melbourne.

Melbourne Community Orchestra Conductor, Mark Nelson, knows the Holiday Celebrations concert is a Christmas stocking full of holiday spirit.

“We are happy to be welcoming back Elizabeth Bublitz to perform the Streisand classic, Grown-Up Christmas list,” said Maestro Nelson. “The music never fails to work its magic. This concert would put a smile on the face of the Grinch himself!”

The non-profit Melbourne Community Orchestra is an all-volunteer orchestra, performing seven sets of free concerts each Season.

Call 321-285-6724 or CLICK HERE for more information or to sign up for concert alerts.

Elizabeth Bublitz will perform the Streisand classic, ‘Grown-Up Christmas list,’ during the Melbourne Community Orchestra’s presentation of Holiday Celebrations on December 4 & 5 in Melbourne. Admission is free. For details, call 321-285-6724. (MCO image)
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