Mediatech Foundation Announces a Free Holiday Concert in the Historic Flemington Courthouse
The Whitehouse Wind Symphony — a 50 Piece Brass and Woodwind Band — Will Â Perform in Downtown Flemington
Flemington, NJ November 28, 2011. Â Â The 50 member-strong Whitehouse Wind Symphony Â will perform in the historic Hunterdon County Courthouse on Tuesday night, December 6 at 8 PM [image of group available]. Â Open seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open to the public at 7 PM.
The lively concert program will feature popular holiday sing-a-longs; children are welcome to bring sleigh bells to ring.
The band is being brought to Flemington by the Mediatech Foundation, with support from the Flemington Business Improvement District (BID), Flemington Furs, Printech, Software School and Mediatech volunteers.Â Holiday cookies, tea and cider will be served during intermission.
Said Mediatech Founder Warren Buckleitner, “We’d like to make this an annual event, so we’re looking for sponsors to help underwrite the basic costs. We’d also like to give people an excuse to donate to Mediatech so we can upgrade the computers and expand the hours. Mediatech will sell T-shirts during the event and any donations will be divided evenly between the Symphony and Mediatech. Â You can make a donation online at www.mediatech.org/donate.
The program will, which is subject to change, is as follows:
A Holiday Rhapsody Arr. LarryÂ MacTaggart
Nutcracker SuiteÂ P. Tschaikowsky Arr. Mayhew Lake
Faeries (Mannheim Steamroller) Arr Chip Davis / Robert Longfield
Midnight SleighrideÂ E. Sauter & W. Finegan Arr Tom Wallace
Good Swing Wenceslas Arr Sammy Nestico
A Fireside Christmas Arr Sammy Nestico
The Night Before ChristmasÂ (Narrated)Â Randal Alan Bass
Sleigh Ride Leroy Anderson
Angels From the Realms of GloryÂ Robert W. Smith
Silver Sleigh Caesar Giovannini
Pastime with Good Company Henry VIII Arr Philip Sparke
A Christmas PortraitÂ (with song leader) Arr Jerry Nowak
Christmas FestivalÂ (with song leader) Leroy Anderson
Jingle Bells Around the World, Robert. H. Eichlin
ABOUT THE SYMPHONY
The Whitehouse Wind Symphony contains 50 amateur and professional musicians from New Jersey, New York City and Pennsylvania. The Symphony specializes in pieces written or arranged for bands during the first half of the 20th century, widely recognized as the “Golden Era” of concert bands in America. The group was founded by Whitehouse, NJ resident Casey Bork in 1996 and has steadily grown in membership. The Symphony has two CD’s – “Whitehouse Sleighride” and “Not Your Concert In The Park.” CDs may be purchased during the free event to help defray expenses. Â Visit www.whitehousewindsymphony.org
Mediatech Foundation was established in March 2001 as a non-profit organization and opened to the public in May 2003. It provides free public access to all forms of digital technology, serving as a working laboratory of how such a model can work in a small public library setting. It was built by volunteers with minimal funds or taxpayer dollars. Mediatech’s motto is “better towns with technology.” Visit http://mediatech.org, or see the profile on Mediatech at http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/article/CA6565678.html.
Â ABOUT THE HISTORIC COURTHOUSE
If walls could talk, the Hunterdon County Historic Court House would have plenty to say.
Built on the foundation of the 1791 courthouse that was destroyed by fire, the current 1828 building has a very famous jail, constructed from stone from the first building. The jail was used until 1985; the courthouse remained in use until 1996 when a new justice center was opened. Â The court is best known for “The Trial of the Century” –Â the famous Lindbergh Case where Bruno Richard Hauptmann was tried and charged with the kidnapping of Colonel Lindbergh’s son in 1932. Â As you walk up the spiral staircase to the second floor of the Court House you enter the impressive courtroom where the trial was held, and where the concert will take place.Â In 1997, the building was restored using funds from the New Jersey Historic Trust in 1997, part of $11.5 million granted to 30 historic sites across the state. It is the only site selected in Hunterdon County. Artifacts from the courthouse remain on display, including the witness chair from the Lindbergh Kidnapping trial and hand-carved jury chairs.
Help make this an annual tradition!Â Donate online using this form.