Christmas Classics

Ed’s recording, “A Shiny New Christmas,” was the impetus for this program of warm and wonderful holiday music.  It featured his sparkling new arrangements of traditional favorites, and upon hearing it, the legendary Perry Como invited Ed to tour with him as music director, featuring Ed and the vocalists as his opening act as well.

After Perry retired, Ed developed “A Shiny New Christmas” for concert presentation in his home town Chicago, where it ran for 3 seasons.

He has now adapted and updated the material in versatile settings ranging from chamber to symphony pops, and will bring his vocal group or use a local choral ensemble.  Also available as special guests are Marilyn King (of the King Sisters and King Family Christmas Specials) and Dick Williams (of The Williams Brothers and Andy Williams Christmas Specials.)

Sample Program

  1. Overture
  2. Happy Holidays — We Need A Little Christmas
  3. It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year
  4. Let It Snow!
  5. I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
  6. The Christmas Song
  7. The Christmas Waltz — Silver Bells
  8. 50′s Christmas
  9. 12 Gifts Of Christmas
  10. I’ll Be Home For Christmas — Home For The Holidays
  11. This Is Christmas
  12. Caroling, Caroling
  13. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
  14. White Christmas
  15. Silent Night
  16. I Wish It Could Be Christmas Forever
  17. We Wish You A Merry Christmas

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