WESTFIELD, NJ — On Saturday, Dec. 6, at 7 p.m., join the New Jersey Festival Orchestra at the Presbyterian Church in Westfield for “Home for the Holidays,” a festive program of symphonic pops, traditional and contemporary songs and music and sing-a-longs for the whole family  

“NJ Festival Orchestra's 'Home for the Holidays' concert is one of the most widely anticipated concerts of our season — typically a sell-out — as it is a celebration of a favorite time of the year, namely Christmas and the holiday season,” said Music Director and Conductor Maestro David Wroe. “The program, then, reflects the sounds of the holidays with selections from holiday movies, Christmas carols and musical favorites uniquely tied to the season, such as 'Sleigh Ride,' 'Joy to the World,' ‘Skater's Waltz,’ ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ and many others."

“This is a time and a concert for families, so the musical selections reflect family values and community,” he said. “The atmosphere is joyous, sweet, uplifting and fun, with music that people from eight to 80 will recognize, all played in magnificent symphonic style. This concert is also about community. The Wilson Elementary School is highlighted and Westfield High School graduate Mia Pafumi, who now celebrates a budding professional opera career, will also join the orchestra in excerpts from Lehar's The Merry Widow and Christmas carols.”

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This concert is made possible in part by a HEART (History, Education, Arts Reaching Thousands) Grant from the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders. Tickets prices range from $26 to $75 for adults and there is a special discount price of only $13 for students K-12.

Tickets are available on line at www.njfestivalorchestra.org. Tickets may also be purchased by calling 908-232-9400 or visiting the office at 224 E. Broad Street, Westfield, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.