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Christmas In Rockefeller Center 2016 Heralds The Spirit Of The Season


Christmas In Rockefeller Center

Picture Credit: NBC.Com

All hail Christmas Season 2016!   Such a joyful time of year.  Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and so much more!    We are one big happy family at this time of year, putting aside our differences and problems as best we can to embrace the spirit of the season and all that it offers. Good will toward men!  

And, my go – to TV show to jumpstart the season is always the NBC produced Christmas in Rockefeller Center.  This season, the show airs on Wednesday, November 30th at 8:00 PM.  

Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker and Hoda Kotb host the 84th annual tree-lighting ceremony on New York. Scheduled performers include Tony Bennett, Neil Diamond, Josh Groban and more. And Alec Baldwin and Kate McKinnon will help light the  Christmas tree at the end of the live 60-minute show. 

This is a terrific line-up and I haven’t listed all the performers. I thought I would keep a few surprises in play for you. Ha!  

Bonus:  Hey Dolly Parton fans!  Her two-hour NBC Christmas special airs immediately following the Rockefeller special. This should be a very entertaining show as well. What a great night for TV. Got to love this time of year! 

Virtual egg nog will be waiting for you in the comments section. Come and share your thoughts. 

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About Masterclass Lady

Rosanne (Giallonardo) Simunovic began her musical career in Timmins, Ontario. She studied piano with Anne Pizzale and later, at an advanced level, with Soeur Anita Vaugeois (Sister Cecile of Les Soeurs De L’Assomption in Timmins). Her vocal and accompaniment skills were nurtured by her aunt, the late Dorothea Mascioli. When Rosanne graduated from O’Gorman High School, she moved on to the University of Toronto where she continued her piano and vocal studies while attaining a Bachelor of Arts Degree. She was hired as a piano accompanist for several musical companies, most notably, the National Ballet Of Canada. She presently holds an A.R.C.T. Teacher’s Diploma in Voice from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. Rosanne has studied choral conducting with numerous well known Canadian Conductors, including Wayne Riddell of Montreal, Quebec and the internationally renowned Dr. Elmer Iseler. She has been a founding member of numerous community-based arts organizations: the Timmins Arts Council, later known as Arts & Culture Timmins, the Timmins Symphony Orchestra, and, the Timmins Youth Singers…as well as the TYS Alumnus choir, the Timmins Concert Singers. In 1987, she was also selected to be the conductor of the Timmins Board Of Education Choir, comprised of talented students from Grades 5 to 8. In 1988, she was elected to the Board Of Directors of the Ontario Choral Federation (now known as Choirs Ontario), where she served as Chair of the Festivals Committee for six consecutive seasons. In 1996, in honour of the Ontario Choral Federation’s 25th Anniversary, Rosanne was selected as one of 25 recipients of the OCF’s Distinguished Service Award for outstanding contribution to the choral art. The ceremony was presided by Lieutenant Governor, Hal Jackman. In November 1997, Rosanne Simunovic was selected by the Rotary Club Of Timmins to receive the prestigious Paul Harris Award for her years of dedication to the artistic development of young musical talent in Timmins. In August of 2002, Rosanne Simunovic was selected by the Board Of Directors of Choirs Ontario to serve as Conductor of both the Provincial Junior and Teen Choir Camps, now renamed in honour of the Camp Benefactors, Don and Lillian Wright. In November 2002, Rosanne was the one of the recipients of the Commemorative Medal for the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, honouring her work in the development of the arts in Timmins. Under Rosanne Simunovic’s direction, the Timmins Youth Singers and the Timmins Concert Singers have been featured in numerous choral festivals and performing opportunities outside of Timmins. In 1985, they were selected to partici

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