Deck the halls with boughs of holly! Joy to the world! Stockings hung and carols sung. It's soon going to be Christmastime again!


The New Holland Band's 12th Annual Holiday Pops Concert is scheduled for Friday December 8, 2023 and will once again be held in the Palm Court of the DoubleTree Resort! Designed to bring families and friends together around the table for a nostalgic evening of holiday cheer, guests have historically found this setting to be an excellent way to celebrate the holiday season. Modeled after the famous Boston Pops Concerts, the Holiday Pops features the music of The New Holland Band, a highly acclaimed dinner prepared by the chef of the DoubleTree, and a cash bar.


This year's Holiday Pops will feature world-class Philadelphia pianist and President of Eastern University, Dr. Ron Matthews. He performed with The New Holland Band in the 2022 Opening Concert, making this his second appearance with the band. Dr. Matthews began his classical piano studies at the age of four. He graduated from Central High School and completed his undergraduate work in Church Music and Organ at Westminster Choir College. From there, Dr. Matthews received a Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting from Temple University, and then his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Combs College of Music in Composition with an emphasis on Orchestral Conducting. He has conducted, recorded, and performed throughout the US as well as France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Switzerland, and the Vatican. He is a commissioned and published composer, and has accompanied several members of the Phladelphia Orchestra. His most recent solo release is a jazz piano Christmas recording titled, Holly and Ivory.


Tickets sales this year have again been brisk, so DON'T DELAY! Seating is banquet style, or you can reserve a private table of 8 to 10 for your guests. Tickets can be purchased in either of the following ways;


1. Online via Eventbrite

2. By mailing a check to The New Holland Band at P.O. Box 345, New Holland, PA 17557-0345

(please make sure you enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope should you choose this option)

3. Calling the band at 717-355-5096



The New Holland Band's 12th Annual Holiday Pops

Date: Friday December 8, 2023

Time: 6:30 PM

Location: Palm Court: Willow Valley Double Tree Inn - Lancaster, PA (directions)






Photo courtesy of William Russell Photos
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