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A Madison Symphony Christmas
December 5, 2021 - December 6, 2021
Ho, Ho, Ho, it’s that time of the year again, when winter is upon us, sleigh bells ring, and our fireplaces are providing us comfort and beauty, not to mention our kitchen tables. Madison Symphony’s truly spectacular Christmas concert returns with almost all of the ingredients in place. Joining the fabulous Madison Symphony Chorus is the Mount Zion Gospel Choir — a huge hit with our audiences on Dec. 5-6.
Beginning with caroling in the lobby, and the entire audience singing Christmas carols together for the finale, this beloved annual Madison tradition brings the holiday season to a glorious start! Embrace the spirit of the season with our orchestra, opera stars, and three choruses for a celebration sharing hope and joy with everyone who joins.
Plus, the stunning teenage component of Madison Youth Choirs, who have dazzled us year after year, will be back singing alone and with the Madison Symphony Chorus throughout the concert. Our soloists this year feature two debuts with the orchestra. Elizabeth Caballero, soprano, is a favorite with Madison Opera audiences. Her glorious voice has taken her on a truly international journey singing in the world’s great opera houses. Newcomer, tenor Jared Esguerra, is a recent discovery of mine. This young tenor has a huge dramatic voice and I can’t wait for you to thrill in his beautiful vocal instrument.
The first half of the concert is more classical in nature, with works by Bach, Rutter, Handel and a few surprises. Our soloist from the orchestra will be our principal flutist Stephanie Jutt. The second half of Christmas will be filled with songs of the season, plus Mt. Zion’s unique gospel-style renditions of Christmas carols featuring their own array of great soloists. And, of course, our annual Christmas Carol sing-along with everyone on stage and all of you in the audience. This joyous and beloved concert is simply the best way to usher in the holiday season.
To learn more about A Madison Symphony Christmas, visit madisonsymphony.org.