Keith Lockhart and Boston Pops musicians to perform holiday concert
Former patient returns as guest vocalist to lead kids in holiday songs; Featuring performance by star of "Irving Berlin's White Christmas"
December 19, 2007
Holiday music will fill the halls at Children's Hospital Boston as Keith Lockhart and members of the Boston Pops perform an exclusive holiday concert for Children's patients. "Irving Berlin's White Christmas" star Kerry O'Malley and 16 year-old Erin Radley, a local teen who has benefited from Children's care, will serve as the guest vocalists and lead kids in holiday caroling.
- Patients serving as guest conductors with Keith Lockhart
- Erin Radley and Kerry O'Malley leading patients in caroling
- Additional patients joining in the performance with jingle sticks and holiday attire
- Lockhart being interviewed by a patient for the hospital's "Midweek Morning Show" that airs on the hospital's closed circuit television
December 19, 2007, 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Children's Hospital Boston, Patient Entertainment Center
300 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115
*Free parking with validation by calling Anna Gonski.
Anna Gonski, Children's Hospital Boston
Kathleen Drohan, Boston Symphony Orchestra
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The Boston Pops, America's orchestra, performs in front of nearly 900,000 people annually in Boston, across the country, and around the world, and reaches millions more through its recordings and television broadcasts Keith Lockhart was appointed the Boston Pops' 20th conductor in February 1995 and is only the third conductor to lead the Boston Pops since 1930, when Arthur Fiedler began his 50-year tenure as conductor of the orchestra. Now in his 13th season as Boston Pops conductor, Keith Lockhart has conducted more than 1000 concerts and made 63 television shows. For more information, visit www.bostonpops.org.
Erin Radley is a 16-year-old junior at the Noble and Greenough School (N&G) in Dedham. She performs with the Metrowest Family Theater and in Noble and Greenough School productions. Erin is a vocalist for the N&G Blues Band and Greensleeves, the female a cappella group. She is also a member of the chamber singers and the chorus. One of her recent highlights was singing the National Anthem at Fenway Park.
Kerry O'Malley is currently starring in "Irving Berlin's White Christmas" at The Wang Theatre in Boston. Her Broadway credits include Into the Woods revival (Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk nominations), Annie Get Your Gun, Cyrano, and Translations. Film/TV credits: currently appearing in "Brotherhood" (Showtime); has been seen in "The Mike O'Malley Show"; "King of Queens," "My Name is Earl," "Kidnapped," "Without a Trace," "NYPD Blue," "Law & Order," "Law & Order: SVU," Rounders, and the upcoming Case 39 opposite Renee Zellweger, and M. Night Shyamalan's The Happening. She is a graduate: Duke University and Harvard's ART Institute, a native of Nashua, NH and is a Red Sox and Patriots fanatic.