The Yavapai College Performing Arts Center, in keeping with its commitment to bring accessible arts entertainment to the community during this time of highly restricted public gatherings, is presenting an ongoing program entitled “Yavapai Live” featuring local musicians through the magic of streaming video. To support this program the Prescott POPs Symphony organized a dedicated concert called “We Need A Little Christmas” with thirty-three musicians from the POPs roster which was videotaped before a live audience, observing all of the recommended precautions. The performance will be available for viewing via the YCPAC website on December 6, 2020 at 3:30 pm and again on December 10 at 7:00 pm.
Although somewhat shorter than the traditional POPs Christmas concerts, Maestro Joseph Place has put together a delightful program of instrumental and vocal favorites to set a festive mood for the holidays. Among the highlights of the program you will hear Kate Howell lend her beautiful soprano voice to the ever popular “Angels Among Us” to be followed shortly by “Believe” from “The Polar Express” featuring tenor Michael Nasche. Popular instrumental selections include “Bring A Torch Jeanette, Isabell”, and Bach’s “Sheep May Safely Graze”.
Christanna Rowader-Josker joins the orchestra for a beautiful rendition of the ever popular “I’ll Be Home For Christmas” and the orchestra features Darrell Rowader in a performance of “O Holy Night”. Of course, no POPs Christmas program would be complete without a rousing performance of Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Ride”!
This POPs performance is totally free! All you need is a device such as a PC, laptop, iPad or similar product with which to access the Internet. Use your favorite browser to connect to: www.ycpac.com. Scroll down the home page to the section entitled “Upcoming Events” to the banner indicating “Yavapai Live” and click on the “View” tab. When the next window opens, scroll down to the banner for the Prescott POPs Symphony “We Need A Little Christmas” program. Clicking the button “Watch Here” will bring up the streamed program.
It is important to remember that the POPs program will only be available for two showings, the first at 3:30 pm on December 6 and at 7:00 pm on December 10. You may sign on the site up to 30 minutes prior to the program start time. The program will begin on schedule automatically.
And, of course, the entire POPs organization would greatly appreciate your generous donation to help defray the costs of producing this program and to enable us to do more in the future. Simply click the “Donate to Prescott POPs” button at the top of the banner or visit the website at www.prescottpops.com.

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