TSO puts music to Dickens classic for holiday concert

Dec 13, 2018

The Traverse Symphony Orchestra performs its “Home for the Holidays” concert this weekend.

Bill Church, theatre director at Interlochen Arts Academy, will give a dramatic reading of a section from “A Christmas Carol.” 

For anybody who might not know “A Christmas Carol,” here's how Bill Church sums it up.

“A cranky man realizes the true joy and meaning of the holidays,” he says, laughing.

During chapter two of the Charles Dickens classic, the Ghost of Christmas Past brings Scrooge back in time to a Christmas party hosted by his former employer Fezziwig. At the party, the tune “Sir Roger de Coverly” is played.

“That’s some of the music that Fezziwig is dancing to with his wife and with all of his employees in this great, festive scene," Church explains.

You can hear Bill Church perform with the Traverse Symphony Orchestra playing “Sir Roger de Coverly” this weekend. 

For more information about the show click here.