Let Us Break Bread Together – The Music of Earth, Wind & Fire

Event Details:

Location: Paramount Theatre

Date: Sunday, December 11, 2022

Time: 4pm - 6pm

Program:

Let Us Break Bread Together
Choral Arr. by Terrance Kelly, Orchestra Arr. by Ellen Hoffman
Combined Choruses, Oakland Symphony,Terrance Kelly (vocals), Ellen Hoffman (piano)

What Child Is This/Carol of the Bells
William Chatterton Dix, Mykola Leontovych, Peter J. Wilhousky
Arr. by Lenny Wee
Oakland Symphony Chorus (a cappella)

Silent Night
Franz Xaver Gruber, Joseph Mohr
Arr. by Claytoven Richardson
The Best Intentions, Lenny Wee band, Kev Choice (piano)

Reasons
Philip Bailey, Charles Stepney, Maurice White
Arr. by Kev Choice
The Best Intentions, Oakland Symphony, Lenny Wee band, Kev Choice (piano)

Mary Did You Know
Buddy Greene, Mark Lowry
Arr. by Lenny Wee
Stevie Mackey, Oakland Symphony,
Lenny Wee band, Kev Choice (piano)

Sleigh Ride
Leroy Anderson
Madi Bayaca (guest youth conductor), Oakland Symphony

Shining Star
Philip Bailey, Larry Dunn, Maurice White
Arr. by Lenny Wee
Matthew Johnson, Oakland Symphony, Lenny Wee band,
Kev Choice (piano)

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Hugh Martin
Arr. by Lenny Wee
Matthew Johnson, Oakland Symphony

Hallelujah Chorus from Messiah
George Frideric Handel
Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir,
Oakland Symphony Chorus, Oakland Symphony

INTERMISSION

In The Stone
Allee Willis, David Foster, Maurice White
Arr. by Lenny Wee
Matthew Johnson, Oakland Symphony, Lenny Wee band,
Kev Choice (piano)

Rudolph’s Mitzvah
Yiddish translation of Rudolph the red-nosed Reindeer
Translation copyright November 2007 by David Rosenfeld, Gerry Tenny, Jewlia Eisenburg, Jason Ditzian, and Kugelplex
Kugelplex

Lurker In The Night
Dan Cantrell
Kugelplex

Marriage of Santa Claus
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Arr. by Dan Reiter
Oakland Symphony

O Holy Night
Adolphe Adam, John Sullivan Dwight
arr. by Ben Heveroh
Terrance Kelly (vocals), Ellen Hoffman (piano)
Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, Oakland Symphony

Medley: Fantasy, Boogie Wonderland
Maurice White, Verdine White, Eddie del Barrio, Al McKay
Arr. by Lenny Wee
Stevie Mackey, Oakland Symphony, Lenny Wee band,
Kev Choice (piano)

September (Earth Wind & Fire)
Al McKay, Maurice White, Allee Willis
Arr. by Lenny Wee
Stevie Mackey, Matthew Johnson, Best Intentions,
Terrance Kelly, Combined Choruses, Oakland Symphony,
Lenny Wee band, Kev Choice (piano)

 

Lenny Wee

conductor

Matthew Johnson

singer

Stevie Mackey

vocals

Kenya Hathaway

vocals

Dani Moz

vocals

Errol Cooney

guitar

Carlitos Del Puerto

bass

Rexell (Rex) Hardy, Jr.

drums

Madi Bayaca

guest youth conductor

Kev Choice

pianist/arranger

Ellen Hoffman

pianist/composer

Ash Walker

chorus director

Oakland Symphony Chorus

Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir

The Best Intentions

Kugelplex

klezmer band

Celebrate life, love, and the holidays with your community and the Oakland Symphony & Chorus! SF Classical Voice calls it an “inspired, multifarious, musical bash!” and this year draws its energy from Earth, Wind & Fire. Lenny Wee, arranger for The Grammys, The Tonight Show, Kennedy Center Honors, and more, conducts. Special Bay Area guests abound in this annual rollicking holiday party!

HEALTH SAFETY UPDATE!
For the 2022-23 season, the Oakland Symphony will follow the recently announced masking protocol of the Paramount Theatre:

KN95 masks are recommended, but optional. Vaccinations or negative COVID tests will not need to be presented. Masks will be provided upon request in the outer lobby and at Will Call.

The Paramount Theatre and the Oakland Symphony will continue to monitor all health issues throughout the season and can adjust policies as recommended.

Premium $75
Standard $45
Economy $25
Youth under 18 $15
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