Gerds review: Holiday Pops wows at Weidner
And speaking of the Weidner, Local 5 Critic-at-Large Warren Gerds had high praise for Friday’s (Dec. 19) performance of “Holiday Pops” at the on-campus venue. The large-scale annual concert features the Green Bay Symphony Orchestra (now in its last season), Dudley Birder Chorale and Birder Studio of Performing Arts presenting a program of Christmas carols and other holiday favorites. Gerds writes that the show (also performed Saturday night) “has numerous lustrous moments” including “A Musicological Journey Through the Twelve Days of Christmas,” from arranger Craig Courtney. He also describes the Cofrin Family Hall and gives a brief history of the name as it relates to founding Chancellor Edward Weidner and his namesake venue. Read the review.