Big Horn Brass

Vocalist Shirley Nanette

The holiday season is swinging into the ‘Couve with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra‘s popular Big Horn Brass concert at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 13, at the newly renovated and quite spectacular Lloyd Auditorium. The renowned brass ensemble always strikes the right notes as they play some of the world’s greatest holiday music—and you’ll hear an even bigger, merrier sound this year with special guest vocalist Shirley Nanette.

The Big Horn Brass is a 16-member ensemble that spreads its sparkling brass tones through an toe-tapping mix of holiday favorites. From traditional carols to popular songs, this concert will warm the hearts of young and old. In addition to new selections and arrangements, the Big Horn Brass will offer a new musical adaptation of Clement Moore’s classic poem, “The Night Before Christmas,” composed by Anthony DiLorenzo, narrated by Shirley Nanette, and accompanied by a video featuring the illustrations of Cheryl Harness.

This year’s concert will also include Stevie Wonder’s “Someday at Christmas,” “White Christmas,” by Irving Berlin, “Wassail Song” by Ralph Vaughan Williams, “Carol of the Bells,” by Mikail Leontovich, “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” and other carols played in the Big Horn Brass style.

Lloyd Auditorium is located on the campus of the Washington School for the Deaf at 611 Grand Blvd. in Vancouver. All proceeds from the concert benefit the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Tickets are $25 for adults or $10 for students and are available at

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