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Season of Glory

Wednesday, December 11, 2024 | 7:30 p.m.

in Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts

TCHAIKOVSKY: Overture from The Nutcracker
VIVALDI: Gloria, RV. 589
TCHAIKOVSKY: Dances from The Nutcracker
      Dance Sequence
      Waltz of the Flowers
arr. FRY: Angels We Have Heard on High
ANDERSON: Sleigh Ride
arr. NAUGHTIN: Christmas Angels Sing-Along
HANDEL: “Hallelujah Chorus” (from Messiah)

Stephen Alltop, Conductor and organ
Central Illinois Youth Chorus, Andrea Solya, Conductor
University of Illinois Oratorio Society, Andrea Solya, Director
Josefien Stoppelenburg, soprano
Kate Tombaugh, mezzo-soprano

The Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra’s December concert has become a favorite holiday tradition for music lovers of all ages. This year’s festive program brings the beautiful voices of the Central Illinois Youth Chorus and the University of Illinois Oratorio Society together in Vivaldi’s Gloria and other joyous works. There’s more magic in store with performances of musical selections from Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, Leroy Anderson’s famous Sleigh Ride, and a visit from Santa. CUSO’s finale will make spirits bright with a sing-along of holiday carols and the “Hallelujah Chorus.”

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

Tickets will be on sale through the CUSO Office beginning June 3, 2024, through mid July. For series discount prices and the best concert seats, order tickets directly from CUSO through mid July. Download the ticket order form here and the Foellinger Great Hall seating chart here. To order tickets by phone, call CUSO at 217-351-9139.