It’s not often that a community band gets to premiere a new piece of music. The Bloomfield Civic Band has the opportunity to do so not once, but twice during the Holiday Spectacular Concert on December 16th.
Both “Benedictus” and “Stille Nacht (Silent Night)” have their origins in the organ. Max Reger originally composed “Benedictus” for the organ, and organist Franz Gruber composed “Stille Nacht” for guitar accompaniment because the organ in his village church in Oberndorf, Austria, was broken at Christmastime in 1818. (Yes, that’s right, 2018 is the two-hundredth anniversary of “Silent Night.”).
You can tell all your friends and family that you were in the room where it happened if you come to the Bloomfield Civic Band’s Holiday Spectacular Concert at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 16th, at the Bloomfield Middle School in Bloomfield. See you there!