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Holiday Pops

with the Naples Philharmonic Chorus and Youth Chorus

Hayes Hall

Youth Chorus
Dec 14, 8:00pm – Dec 17, 7:00pm
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Holiday Pops

Artis—Naples Holiday Favorite
An annual holiday tradition

Naples Philharmonic
Naples Philharmonic Chorus
Naples Philharmonic Youth Chorus

Stuart Chafetz, conductor
James Cochran, chorus director
Capathia Jenkins, vocalist

Various — 'Tis the Season: A Christmas Overture
Styne and Cahn — Let it Snow
Coots and Gillespie — Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Gary Fry — Santa, You Da Man
Anderson Mele Kalikimaka Davis, Onorati, Simeone — Little Drummer Boy
Traditional — The Many Moods of Christmas: Suite Three
Mariah Carey & Walter Afanasieff — All I Want for Christmas Is You
Wade and Oakeley — O Come, All Ye Faithful
Pierpont and Sousa — Jingle Bells Forever
Baker — Do You Hear What I Hear?
Mark Lowry and Buddy Green — Mary Did You Know?
Rutter and Herrick — What Sweeter Music
Wells and Tormé — The Christmas Song
Adam and Cappeau — O Holy Night
Anderson and Parish — Sleigh Ride

Celebrate the season with an all-new program of holiday classics, featuring the Naples Philharmonic Chorus and Youth Chorus. The program promises to remind us why music is such an important part of our year-end traditions. Powerhouse singer Carpathia Jenkins lends her vibrant vocals to our festive Holiday Pops.

Experience some of the most memorable music ever written as it was intended to be heard — in the company of friends, family and neighbors.

Kids who attend the Holiday Pops concert on Saturday, December 16 at 2pm can participate in a free Make-and-Take ornament activity. Please visit Hayes Hall lobby anytime on Saturday between 12:30-2pm for the fun festivities.

This event is supported by the Myra Janco Daniels Legacy Fund.

Stuart Chafetz

Stuart Chafetz

Stuart Chafetz is the newly appointed principal pops conductor of the Columbus Symphony. Chafetz, a conductor with a dynamic podium demeanor and a refined sense of audience engagement, is increasingly in demand with orchestras across the continent. This season, Chafetz will be on the podium in Seattle; Detroit; Naples; Phoenix; Cincinnati; Milwaukee; Vancouver; and many more.

He’s had the privilege to work with renowned artists such as Chris Botti; 2Cellos; Michael Bolton; America; Roberta Flack; George Benson; Richard Chamberlain; the Chieftains; Jennifer Holliday; John Denver; Marvin Hamlisch; Thomas Hampson; Wynonna Judd; Jim Nabors; Randy Newman; Jon Kimura Parker; and Bernadette Peters.

He previously held posts as resident conductor of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and associate conductor of the Louisville Orchestra. As principal timpanist of the Honolulu Symphony for 20 years, Chafetz would also conduct the annual Nutcracker performances with Ballet Hawaii and principals from the American Ballet Theatre. It was during that time that Chafetz led numerous concerts with the Maui Symphony and Pops. He annually leads the Spring Ballet at the world-renowned Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University.

In the summers, Chafetz spends his time at the Chautauqua Institution, where he conducts the annual Fourth of July and Opera Pops. Chafetz makes his home near San Francisco, CA, with his wife, Ann Krinitsky. Chafetz holds a bachelor’s degree in music performance from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati and a master’s from the Eastman School of Music.

James Cochran

James Cochran

James Cochran is the founder and director of the Naples Philharmonic Chorus, director of the Naples Philharmonic Youth Chorus and resident organist of the Naples Philharmonic. As an organ recitalist, Cochran has performed in the United States, Canada, Great Britain and Mexico. As the Naples Philharmonic Chorus director, he has prepared the ensemble for concerts under the batons of such preeminent conductors as Keith Lockhart, Jack Everly and Jorge Mester. Outside of his work with the Naples Philharmonic, Cochran serves as the director of music at the Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church. Cochran holds master and doctorate of music arts degrees from the Eastman School of Music.

The Brooklyn-born and raised actress Capathia Jenkins most recently starred as Medda in the hit Disney production of Newsies on Broadway. She made her Broadway debut in The Civil War, where she created the role of Harriet Jackson. She then starred in the off-Broadway 2000 revival of Godspell, where she wowed audiences with her stirring rendition of Turn Back, O Man, which can still be heard on the original cast recording. She returned to Broadway in The Look of Love and was critically acclaimed for her performances of the Bacharach/David hits. Jenkins then created the roles of the Washing Machine in Caroline, or Change and Frieda May in Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me, where she sang “Stop the Show” and brought the house down every night. In 2007, she went back to off-Broadway and starred in (mis)Understanding Mammy: The Hattie McDaniel Story, for which she was nominated for a Drama Desk Award.

Most recently, she was seen in Nora Ephron’s Love, Loss, and What I Wore. An active concert artist, Jenkins has appeared with numerous orchestras around the world and will return this summer as a soloist with the Festival Cesky Krumlov in the Czech Republic for the third time. Jenkins had the great honor of performing in the Broadway Ambassadors to Cuba concert as part of the Festival De Teatro de La Habana. Jenkins was the guest soloist with Peter Nero and the Philly Pops and has several return engagements with the Cincinnati Pops. She has appeared several times at Carnegie Hall with the New York Pops and recently sang in a Tribute to Marvin Hamlisch at the Library of Congress.

Her TV credits include 30 Rock; The Practice; Law & Order: Special Victims Unit; The Soprano ; and Law & Order. She can be seen in the 2012 film Musical Chairs directed by Susan Seidelman. Jenkins was recently seen in The Wiz in a live performance on NBC. She can be heard on the film soundtracks Nine, Chicago and Legally Blonde 2.


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