Davenport Community Schools present 61st Annual Holiday Concert

Posted Online: Nov. 20, 2012, 12:45 pm
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Press release submitted by The Salvation Army of the Quad Cities

Davenport, Iowa- Davenport Community Schools are proud to present their Sixty-first annual holiday concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at the Vickie Ann Palmer Hall (former Lyceum Hall/Masonic Temple), 115 West 7th Street, Davenport, IA. The event is open to the public and there is no charge.
The concert will feature performances from the Central, North and West High School music departments including the West High School Symphony Band, Central High School Brass Choir, the combined orchestras and choirs from Central, North and West High Schools. Musical selections will include A Fresh Aire Christmas, Greensleeves, Sleigh Ride, Variations on a Christmas Carol (Opus 91, Number 2, Johannes Brahms), Christmas Eve/Sarajevo, and selections from the Messiah by George Frederick Handel.
The performance is under the combined direction of the music departments of Central, North and West High Schools.


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1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links.
1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned.
1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today.
1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.

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