DECEMBER 14, 2017 - THURSDAY AT 6:30

Plectoria, featuring one mandolin and two guitars will present a holiday program for an enjoyable night of music.

Thomas Greene, Curator of the Philatelic Collections in the John Hay Library at Brown, North Providence Town Historian. For 30 years was Warwick Public Schools Music Department Head, while also Adjunct Professor of Guitar & Lute at URI, RIC, Brown & Boston University and then Music History teacher at CCRI. He's lectured, performed, and published numerous books on music as well as his varied interests in history.

Maria Magnelli-Arsenault was the last mandolin student of composer/mandolin virtuoso, Giuseppe Pettine and then, switching to the violin, graduated from The Boston Conservatory. She taught music and elementary education in Massachusetts & Johnston RI, and has participated in concerts and orchestras.

Mike Magnelli was guitarist for Burt Bacharach's Promises Promises, guitarist & assistant conductor for the Broadway musical 'Grease' with John Travolta, longtime guitarist & arranger for Frank Sinatra Jr., and guitar player for the musical 'Fiddler on the Roof starring Theodore Bikel. He has backed vocalists such as Johnny Mathis, Mitzi Gaynor, Donald O'Connor Joel Grey, Buddy Greco and has worked as guitarist for many of the top society orchestras such as Lester Lanin and Peter Duchin.


  • Santa Claus Is Coming To Town/ Coots
  • Here Comes Santa Claus/ Autry, Haldeman
  • Jesu, Joy Of Man'S Desiring/ Bach
  • Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas/ Martin & Blane
  • Ding Dong Merrily On High/ English Trad
  • Sunrise Sunset/ Harnick & Bock
  • Winter Wonderland/ Smith & Bernard
  • Silver Bells/ Livingston & Evans
  • Greensleeves/
  • Silent Night/ Mohr & Gruber
  • Sleigh Ride/ Anderson
  • White Christmas/ Berlin


  • Rudolph/ May & Marks
  • Frosty/ Rollins & Nelson
  • Jingle Bells/ Pierpont

Lyrics for Sing-a-Long


Rudolph the red nosed reindeer had a very shiny nose.
And if you ever saw it, you would even say it glows.
All of the other reindeer used to laugh and call him names.
They never let poor Rudolph join in any reindeer games.
Then one foggy Christmas Eve, Santa came to say.
Rudolph with your nose so bright, won't you guide my sleigh tonight.
Then how the reindeer loved him as they shouted out with glee.
Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer, you'll go down in history.


Frosty the snowman was a jolly happy soul,
with a corn-cob pipe and a button nose and two eyes made out of coal.
Frosty the snowman is a fairy tale they say.
He was made of snow but the children know how he came to life one day.
There must have been some magic in that old silk hat they found
for when they placed it on his head he began to dance around.
Frosty the snowman was alive as he could be
and the children say he could laugh and play just the same as you and me.


Dashing through the snow, in a one-horse open sleigh.
Oer the fields we go, laughing all the way.
Bells on bobtail ring. Making spirits bright;
What fun it is to ride and sing a sleighing song tonight. Oh!
Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle all the way;
Oh, what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh, hey!
Jingle bells, Jingle bells, jingle all the way;
Oh, what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh!