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Carols & Cookies
A holiday celebration featuring music from the Middlesex Concert Band and friends.

Free refreshments . . . Raffle . . . Bake sale

Sunday, December 9 at 3:00 pm


The First Baptist Church of Wakefield Handbell Choir
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Rene Pfister
Rene Pfister
MCB Musical Carolers
MCB brass group


Listen to an array of holiday classics including two of Leroy Anderson’s Christmas standbys, “Christmas Festival” and “Sleigh Ride”, as well as a medley of Hanukkah and traditional Jewish folk songs in “Rhapsody for Hanukkah” and the calypso style, “Mary’s Boy Child.” Sing along with your favorite Christmas carols, as each section of the band is highlighted. The band will also be accompanied by singer, Rene Pfister and the First Baptist Church of Wakefield Handbell Choir.

Come join us for an afternoon of holiday cheer!

Our program of songs includes:

Christmas Festival – Leroy Anderson
Dies Natalis – Howard Hanson
Jesu Joy of Mans Desiring – Bach arr. by E. Leizen
It Must Be Christmas Eve – Rene Pfister, vocalist
Mary’s Boy Child – Sparke
Rhapsody for Hanukkah -- Stephen Bulla
Petersburger Schlittenfahrt – Richard Eilenberg, arr. John Mortimer

Christmas in the Round arranged by Robert Smith.
Tidings (Handbells and Band) arranged by D. Wagner
Go Tell it on the Mountain – arr. Jay Dawson
Christmas Sing-a-Long
White Christmas – Irving Berlin, arr. Bennett
Sleigh Ride Leroy Anderson

Plus the handbells will perform a special song


Sunday, December 9 at 3:00 pm

Tickets are $15 adult; $10 seniors; under 12 free

Call Molly at (857) 288-8239 or email BoxOffice @
or purchase tickets at the door.

Buy tickets now

Americal Civic Center
467 Main Street, Wakefield, MA
Next to the Galvin Middle School. Directions (pdf)
The center is handicapped accessible



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