Details for 3781232.pdf
DEC W H E R E W I L L T H E M U S I C TA K E YO U ? Friday, Dec. 13 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14 8:00 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15 2:30 p.m. Join us... 50 minutes before each concert to share the spirit of the holiday season singing carols along with our Madison Symphony Chorus and Director Beverly Taylor! CONCERT PHOTOS: PETER RODGERS A MADISON SYMPHONY CHRISTMAS Michelle Johnson Soprano John DeMain Conductor Madison Symphony Chorus Beverly Taylor, Director Madison Youth Choirs Michael Ross, Artistic Director Mount Zion Gospel Choir Leotha and Tamera Stanley, Directors Mackenzie Whitney Tenor This beloved annual tradition embraces the season with Christmas classics and enchanting new music featuring the orchestra, three choruses and opera stars. From caroling in the lobby, to the final sing-along, you will be energized with holiday spirit when you emerge from this concert. Principal Harpist Johanna Wienholts is a featured soloist performing a concerto by George Friderick Handel. Works include John Rutter's version of O Come O Come Emmanuel, Magnificat by Johann Sebastian Bach, Franz Schubert’s Wiegenlied (“Lullaby”), and music by Charles Gounod, J. S. Bach, Felix Mendelssohn, Adolphe Adam, Dan Goeller, and Randol Alan Bass. The older voices of the Madison Youth Choirs are featured in works by composer Stephen Hatfield — including a version of the traditional English Apple-Tree Wassail. The Madison Symphony Chorus and soloists Michelle Johnson and Mackenzie Whitney present of medley of familiar holiday favorites including Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! written by the songwriting team of FREE Carol Sing! On Saturday, December 14th at 11:00 a.m., The Madison Symphony Orchestra’s Principal Organist and Curator of the MSO’s Overture Concert Organ, Greg Zelek, leads a Free Community Carol Sing in Overture Hall. All ages are welcome, and no tickets or reservations are needed. madisonsymphonhy.org/carolsing Carol Sing presented in partnership with Overture Center for the Arts, with funds from Festival Foods. Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne. Finally, the Mount Zion Gospel Choir sings arrangements for choir and orchestra by co-director Leotha Stanley including The Joy of Christmas, Stanley’s version of Silent Night, and a newly-composed song by Stanley, Christmas Hope. MAJOR SPONSORS American Printing • Fiore Companies, Inc. • Nedrebo’s Formalwear • John W. Thompson and Jane A. Bartell Charitable Foundation Maurice and Arlene Reese Family Foundation • BMO Harris Bank • Hooper Foundation/General Heating & Air Conditioning Judith and Nick Topitzes • Anonymous Friends ADDITIONAL SPONSORS Colony Brands, Inc. • J.H. Findorff & Son Inc. • Flad Architects • Forte • Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c. Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts Discover more: madisonsymphony.org/christmas PURCHASE TICKETS connect with us! $19–$95 at madisonsymphony.org, the Overture Center Box Office, 201 State Street, or (608) 258-4141. $15/$20 STUDENT RUSH TICKETS available starting FRIDAY 12/13 for all three concerts, and the day of each performance at the Overture Center Box Office. Dates, artists, and programs subject to change.