November 25, 2020

News about Leroy Anderson and his music
concerts, performances, video, events

"Sleigh Ride", "A Christmas Festival", "Suites of Carols"
  Holiday Concerts 2020 - 2021

Christmas ornament, Leroy Anderson House

   Thank you to the orchestras, bands, soloists, choruses and other ensembles all over the world who are preparing virtual performances of "Sleigh Ride", "A Christmas Festival", "Suites of Carols" for brass, strings and woodwinds, and other Leroy Anderson compositions in November and December 2020 and January 2021.  We look forward to sharing the links to your performances below on this page if the links are available to the public. - the Anderson Family

The following is a partial list of the orchestras, bands and other groups which have obtained permission to produce and stream/post to the internet a recording of music by Leroy Anderson in their holiday concerts from November and December 2020 through January 2021.


Alabama


Alaska


Arkansas

Sleighride-Together

Ballet Arkansas + Symphony of Northwest Arkansas present Sleighride Together
with choreography by Michael Fothergill to accompany Leroy Anderson's Sleigh Ride.

California


Connecticut


Florida


Georgia


//  Sleigh Ride has been an audience favorite for YEARS ! And it is really fun to play !!

Marcy Olhausen
Golden Bells of Atlanta, Georgia


Guam


Idaho


Illinois


Indiana


Iowa


Kansas


Louisiana


Maine


Maryland


Massachusetts


//  Leroy Anderson's music is a wonderful source of joy in these uncertain and difficult times.

Earl Powers, Manager
Cape Ann Symphony Orchestra, Massachusetts

Michigan


Minnesota


Missouri


Montana


Nebraska


Nevada


New Jersey

//  We love Leroy Anderson !!!

Elizabeth Thompson, Asst. Librarian
Princeton Symphony Orchestra, New Jersey

New Mexico


New York


North Carolina


Ohio


Oklahoma


Pennsylvania


South Dakota


Tennessee


Texas


Vermont


Virginia


Washington


Wisconsin


Wyoming




International

Canada


France


United Kingdom


New Zealand

   

 


 

Military Bands of the USA, Canada and the United Kingdom
  Holiday Concerts 2020 - 2021

   The Anderson family is extremely proud that Leroy Anderson's music is frequently performed by the bands and other ensembles of the US Forces and by the military bands of Canada, the United Kingdom and those of many European countries.

United States


Canada


United Kingdom



 

Leroy Anderson Places

  Born and raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Leroy Anderson lived in Woodbury, Connecticut from 1949 until his death in 1975.  The National Park Service named the Leroy Anderson House to the National Register of Historic Places.  The Leroy Anderson House has been designated as an Historic House Museum by the Town of Woodbury.

 

Leroy Anderson Memorial Bandstand

Leroy Anderson Memorial Bandstand, North Green, 11 Main Street South, Woodbury, Connecticut

North Green, Woodbury Connecticut

The Leroy Anderson Memorial Bandstand was built by the Woodbury Lions Club in 1986 and was dedicated to the memory of Leroy Anderson on September 16, 1986 during a concert by the West Point Military Academy Band.  The concert took place on the North Green near the bandstand.

The Woodbury Lions Club decorates the bandstand for Christmas each year on the first Sunday after Thanksgiving.  The lighting of the Woodbury Christmas Tree on the North Green takes place on the first Saturday in December each year.

Google Maps:  Leroy Anderson Memorial Bandstand, Woodbury, Connecticut

 


 

Eleanor Anderson Memorial Garden

Eleanor Anderson Memorial Garden, North Green, 11 Main Street South, Woodbury, Connecticut

North Green, Woodbury Connecticut

The Pomperaug Valley Garden Club dedicated the renovated garden surrounding the Leroy Anderson Memorial Bandstand on Woodbury's North Green to the memory of Eleanor Anderson, the widow of composer Leroy Anderson and a longtime member of the garden club who died in 2014.  The dedication took place on June 16, 2018.

Google Maps:  Eleanor Anderson Memorial Garden, Woodbury, Connecticut

 


 

New North Cemetery

Leroy and Eleanor Anderson are buried in Woodbury's New North Cemetery in Woodbury, Connecticut.  From the four-way intersection of Washington Avenue, Church Street and Linden Street, travel West on the entrance road of the cemetery.  The graves of Leroy and Eleanor Anderson are on your right (to the North) just South of the large flagpole.  The graves are adjacent to the West-running entrance road.

Google Maps:  North Cemetery, Woodbury, Connecticut

 


 

Also visit the official website
of the
Leroy Anderson Foundation
established by his family.