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A Season of Joy

Wednesday, December 6, 2023 | 7:30 p.m.

in Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts

RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: “Polonaise” from Christmas Eve Suite
arr. LECK and CABLE: Ding Dong! Merrily On High (Traditional English Carol)
BACH arr. LECK: Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
HAYDN: Organ Concerto in C Major, III. Allegro molto
BACH: Christmas Oratorio (selections)
JESSELL arr. GOULD: Parade of the Wooden Soldiers
WILLIAMS: Two Songs from Home Alone
      Somewhere in My Memory
      Star of Bethlehem
PRAETORIUS: Dances from Terpsichore
ANDERSON: Sleigh Ride
arr. NAUGHTIN: Christmas Angels Sing-Along
HANDEL: “Hallelujah Chorus” (from Messiah)

Central Illinois Youth Chorus, Andrea Solya, Conductor
University of Illinois Oratorio Society, Andrea Solya, Conductor
Stephen Alltop, Conductor and chamber organ

Join CUSO for a holiday concert of wide-ranging delights designed to usher in a Season of Joy. From popular favorites like songs from Home Alone and Parade of the Wooden Soldiers to magnificent selections from the Christmas Oratorio of Bach, there will be music to please every listener. The lovely voices of the Central Illinois Youth Chorus and the University of Illinois Oratorio Society will add great beauty and cheer to the evening. There’s a good chance Santa Claus will also make an appearance! The finale will make spirits bright as Maestro Alltop leads a sing-along of favorite carols and the “Hallelujah Chorus.”

$40 standard/$36 senior/$10 youth, student of any age