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DEC

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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.

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