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St. Louis' musical dream team unites for the 442s’ ‘Holiday Spectacular’

Kelly Moffitt | St. Louis Public Radio

Next Tuesday, a local dream musical team will unite for the 442s’ “Holiday Spectacular” at Washington University’s 560 Music Center. In addition to the talents of the 442s themselves, Peter Martin, Brian Owens and Erin Bode will join the group on stage to perform holiday favorites.

"We are all constantly a part of each other's projects," said Bjorn Ranheim, member of the 442s. 

In this case, that means performing personal holiday favorites and originals from each performer's repertoire.

On Friday’s “Cityscape,” three guests joined host Steve Potter to talk about the collaboration:

  • Bjorn Ranheim , Cellist, St. Louis Symphony and member of The 442s
  • Erin Bode, vocalist
  • Brian Owens , Vocalist and IN UNISON Artist-in-Residence and Program Manager, St. Louis Symphony

Owens said his favorite Christmas song was "Count Your Blessings" from the classic Christmas movie "White Christmas" and Bode said she looked forward to performing "The Star's Song," an original song she performs with The 442s' Adam Maness. 

Listen to hear more from this dream team's holiday traditions, the thoughts on "The Wiz Live" and what's coming up next for these performers:

Related Event

What: The 442s Holiday Spectacular with Special Guests Peter Martin, Brian Owens and Erin Bode
When: Tuesday, Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: E. Desmond Lee Concert Hall in Washington University's 560 Music Center, 560 Trinity Ave., St. Louis, MO 63130
More information.

“Cityscape” is produced by Mary EdwardsAlex Heuer, and Kelly Moffitt. The show is sponsored in part by the Missouri Arts Council, the Regional Arts Commission, and the Arts and Education Council of Greater St. Louis.    

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