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Welcome Joy!

Thursday, December 9, 2021 | 7:30 p.m.

in Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts


Katelyn Lee, soprano
Carl Alexander, countertenor
Central Illinois Youth Chorus, Andrea Solya, Conductor

The holiday season begins with CUSO’s joyful return to Foellinger Great Hall at Krannert Center. This year’s holiday concert welcomes families to enjoy carol arrangements new and old, and a variety of vocal masterpieces. CUSO is joined by the beautiful voices of the Central Illinois Youth Chorus and outstanding soloists, performing magnificent music to lift your spirits. As always, we will join our voices for a carol sing-along!

FRIEDMAN and WENDEL: A Chanukah Overture
HANDEL: Sonata from Il trionfo del Tempo e della Verità
CACCINI: Ave Maria
GABRIELI: Canzon septimi toni à 8, Ch. 172
arr. NAUGHTIN: A Christmas Feast (Five Ancient Carols)
MOZART: Exsultate jubilate, K. 165
TYZIK: The Twelve Gifts of Christmas
BARKER: Nollaig (Celtic Christmas)
arr. FRY: Go Tell It on the Mountain
ANDERSON: Sleigh Ride
arr. NAUGHTIN: Christmas Angels Sing-Along

$40 standard/$36 senior/$10 student & youth

Tickets on sale now at krannertcenter.com/events/welcome-joy

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Krannert Center COVID-19 Audience Safety Protocols:

As Krannert Center for the Performing Arts has reopened to in-person audiences, safety is the highest priority for all those who use the Center. As of November 16, 2021, in order to attend CUSO concert performances in Foellinger Great Hall and any other in-theatre performance at Krannert Center, audience members must provide proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test. Audience members must check in at a lobby station prior to each performance and present proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 PCR test in order to receive a wristband that, with their ticket, allows them entry into the Great Hall. For complete details, download the PDF document explaining Krannert Center’s guidelines and procedures.

Full information is also available online at KrannertCenter.com.