Nashville Symphony Rings in Holiday Season


Chorus Director George Mabry will lead the Nashville Symphony and Chorus during this year’s presentation of Messiah

The Nashville Symphony will celebrate the holiday season with a trio of seasonal offerings. They include a holiday sing-along special, “Home for the Holidays,” on Thursday, December 10; Handel’s beloved Messiah, led by Nashville Symphony Chorus Director George Mabry, on December 17, 18 and 19; and the sold-out Ann & Monroe Carell Family Trust Pied Piper children’s concert, “Happy Holidays! A Winter Wonderland,” on December 19. All events take place in Laura Turner Concert Hall at Schermerhorn Symphony Center.

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS: Thursday, December 10

Resident Conductor Albert-George Schram, the Nashville Symphony and Chorus and the Blair Children’s Chorus will usher in the holidays with this first-ever special featuring seasonal favorites. The program offerings range from traditional carols and a medley of Santa Claus tunes to festive international selections including “Brazilian Sleigh Bells.” Audience members will be encouraged to sing along.

HANDEL’S MESSIAH: Thursday, December 17, Friday, December 18, and Saturday, December 19

For decades the sypmphonoy’s presentation of Handel’s Messiah has been an anticipated Nashville tradition. No holiday season at the Schermerhorn would be complete without a performance of this beloved oratorio. Chorus Director George Mabry returns to lead this year’s concerts featuring the Nashville Symphony and Chorus.

The Ann & Monroe Carell Family Trust Pied Piper Series presents “Happy Holidays! A Winter Wonderland”: Saturday, December 19

A lively mix of holiday selections, including music from The Polar Express and The Night Before Christmas, are on tap for the Nashville Symphony’s family holiday concert, “Happy Holidays! A Winter Wonderland.” Demetria Kalodimos of WSMV,Channel 4 will serve as guest narrator, and Assistant Conductor Kelly Corcoran will lead the orchestra in what promises to be a fun-filled celebration of the holiday season.

Beginning one hour prior to each of the three concerts, the Schermerhorn lobbies will be filled with a festive mix of handbell performers, Fannie Battle carolers and various student instrumentalists.

Tickets can be purchased by calling the Symphony Center Box Office at 615.687.6400, or by going online to NashvilleSymphony.org.

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