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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 expect a visit by Santa Claus himself!

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 through CUSO!

Buy tickets by mail: download the order form here.

Buy tickets by phone: call CUSO at 217-351-9139.