Holiday Concerts, to Begin the Winter Break

In Roxbury Latin tradition, on the day following mid-year exams—and just before the students and faculty leave campus for a well-deserved winter break—a full third of the student body assembles to deliver a festive and joyful holiday concert, honoring the celebrations and spirit of the season. This tradition—like many—was interrupted in December 2020, and we were delighted to have Rousmaniere Hall filled once again with family and friends who, though masked, joined in a happy evening of song to commence the vacation and close the year 2021.

Members of the Glee Club, the Latonics, and the Junior Chorus—along with help from several musical faculty members and friends—regaled an audience at 4:30 p.m. and again at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, December 17.

Roxbury Latin Glee Club
Veni, veni, Emmanuel                                Traditional Advent Hymn

Exsultate Justi                                         Lodovico Grossi da Viadana
arr. Ruggero Vené

River in Judea                                                               Jack Feldman
Heshie Liebowitz, piano                                          arr. John Leavitt

Light One Candle                                                         Peter Yarrow
Eli Bailit & David Sullivan, solos                     arr. Robert DeCormier
Andrés Wilson, guitar; Michael Allen, bass           & Kerry P. Brennan
Heshie Liebowitz, piano                                                                    

Do You Hear What I Hear?                                         Gloria Shayne
Peter Hyde & Ryan Miller, trumpet                       arr. Harry Simeone
Theo Teng, piano                                                                             

Roxbury Latin Latonics
Ave Maria (Angelus Domini)                                           Franz Biebl
Liam Finn, Ale Philippides, & Eric Zhu, trio

Ma’oz Tzur                                             Traditional Hanukkah Hymn
arr. Heshie Liebowitz

The Minstrel Boy                                                       Irish Folk Song
Will Grossman, solo                                         arr. Jameson Marvin 

Roxbury Latin Junior Chorus
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!                          Jule Styne
Dylan Massard, piano                                         arr. Carl Strommen
It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)    R.E.M.
Tom Pogorelec, solo                                             arr. Rob Opdycke
Love Runs Out                                                              OneRepublic
Dylan Pan, Simba Makura, & Fin Reichard, solos     arr. Rob Opdycke
Roxbury Latin Latonics
Please Come Home for Christmas                                   The Eagles
Tommy Reichard, solo                                          arr. Rob Opdycke
Amie                                                                    Pure Prairie League
Brendan Reichard, solo                                         arr. Rob Opdycke
Forget You                                                                   CeeLo Green
Ale Philippides, solo                   arr. Cory Ryan & Sandy Fleming ’07

Roxbury Latin Glee Club
Vive L’Amour                                                                   Traditional
arr. Alice Parker & Robert Shaw

Ride the Chariot                                                  Traditional Spiritual
Tommy Reichard, solo                               arr. William Henry Smith

The Holiday Season                                                  Kay Thompson
arr. Mark Hayes

Battle Hymn of the Republic                                       William Steffe
Peter Hyde, trumpet                                       arr. Peter J. Wilhousky
Justin Yamaguchi, piano

The Founder’s Song                                       James Shelley Hamilton
Mathias Why, organ
Joined by the Junior Chorus & Roxbury Latin Alumni