Let Us Break Bread Together – The Music of Ray Charles and B. B. King

Event Details:

Location: Paramount Theatre

Date: Sunday, December 12, 2021

Time: 4pm - 6pm


LET US BREAK BREAD TOGETHER                              
Choral Arr. by Terrance Kelly
Orch Arr. by Ellen Hoffman
Combined Choruses, Oakland Symphony,
Terrance Kelly, vocal soloist, Ellen Hoffman, piano

Anton Bruckner
String Arr. by Robert Longfield
Oakland Symphony Chorus & Oakland Symphony Strings

FANTASIA on WE THREE KINGS                                
Arr. by Brian Balmages
Oakland Symphony

EVERY DAY I HAVE THE BLUES                                   
B. B. King
Arr. by Claytoven Richardson
The Best Intentions,
Jeffrey Bashir, director,
Jazz Mafia, Adam Theis, director & Oakland Symphony

B.B. KING MEDLEY                                          
Arr. by Matt Wong
When Love Comes to Town
I’m Moving On
The Thrill is Gone
Stormy Monday
Bring It On Home
Jazz Mafia, Adam Theis, director, & Oakland Symphony

THE CHRISTMAS SONG                                                                
Mel Torme and Robert Wells, Arr. by Bob Krogstad
Oakland Symphony

O HOLY NIGHT                                                
Adolphe Adam
Arr. by Terrance Kelly, Lyrics by John Sullivan Dwight
Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir & Oakland Symphony

PIFA from THE MESSIAH                              
George Frideric Handel, Arr. By Rob Reich
Kugelplex & Oakland Symphony

HALLELUJAH CHORUS from THE MESSIAH                          
George Frideric Handel
Oakland Symphony Chorus & Oakland Symphony


SLEIGH RIDE                                                                      
Leroy Anderson
Roman St. Gerard, conductor & Oakland Symphony

DANCE OF MEMORY (NIGUN)                                  
Inspired by Traditional Hasidic Religious Songs
Dan Cantrell
Kugelplex & Oakland Symphony Chorus

Traditional Hasidic Religious Song                                          
Arr. by John Leavitt
Kugelplex, Oakland Symphony Chorus, &
Oakland Symphony members

SILENT NIGHT                                                                   
Arr. by Claytoven Richardson
as performed by The Temptations
The Best Intentions, Jeffrey Bashir, director
Jazz Mafia, Adam Theis, director

RAY CHARLES MEDLEY                                                  
Arr. by Matt Wong
What I’d Say
Unchain My Heart
Hallelujah I Love Her So
I Can’t Stop Loving You
Georgia On My Mind
Jazz Mafia, Adam Theis, director, & Oakland Symphony

HIT THE ROAD, JACK                      
Percy Mayfield  & Ray Charles
Arr. by Ellen Hoffman, Gospel Ending by Terrance Kelly
Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, Ellen Hoffman, piano
Sharon Hymes Offord, & Oakland Symphony

AULD LANG SYNE                                           
Traditional Scottish
Arr. by Peter Lawson
Combined Choruses, Oakland Symphony, & Audience

WALK TOGETHER, CHILDREN                     
Traditional Spiritual
Arr. by Moses Hogan & Brian Adam McCune
Oakland Symphony Chorus, Jazz Mafia,
Adam Theis, director, & Oakland Symphony


Dr. Lynne Morrow

chorus director

Oakland Symphony Chorus

Roman St. Gerard

guest conductor

Ellen Hoffman


The Best Intentions

Adam Theis, Jazz Mafia


klezmer band

Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir

Terrance Kelly, director

Attending is safe and easy! Proof of vaccination and I.D. is flashed easily at the door. Unvaccinated  children need only present a negative PCR COVID test taken up to 72 hours before performance.

Masks will be provided free to anyone without one upon entering. While it needs to be worn while seated during the performance, it can be removed to eat and drink in the lobby before the concert and during intermission.

Premium $65
Standard $45
Economy $25
Youth under 18 $15