Evanston Symphony Celebrates Christmas 2013 with Annual Concert
Evanston, IL &mdash Start your holiday season with An Evanston Symphony Christmas. The Evanston Symphony Orchestra, under Music Director Lawrence Eckerling, presents this festive Christmas Concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, December 8th in the Evanston Township High School auditorium.
The Evanston Dance Ensemble will reprise their crowd-stopping Dancing Reindeer number and will premiere excerpts from The Snow Maiden by Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov.
The ESO is also joined by the acclaimed North Shore Choral Society and the Evanston Children&rsquo s Choir. All three groups will combine to perform the Christmas at Home Medley by local composer James Stephenson.
Other highlights include the North Shore Choral Society in A Feast of Carols by Randol Bass, the Evanston Children&rsquo s Choir singing Vaughan Williams, the ever popular Sleigh Ride by Leroy Anderson and &ldquo Waltz of the Flowers&rdquo from Tchaikovsky&rsquo s Nutcracker, and the &ldquo Hallelujah Chorus&rdquo from Handel&rsquo s Messiah.
This year we add yet another exciting feature&mdash a festive Holiday Bazaar. Local artisans from Evanston&rsquo s Homegrown Artists and other local businesses will be selling Christmas gift items before and after the Concert&mdash as well as during the Intermission. The Bazaar is conveniently located in the Michael Cafeteria at ETHS, and admission to the shopping area is free.
The Christmas concert is the largest indoor performance event in Evanston, featuring the 100 musicians of the Evanston Symphony, more than 120 singers from the North Shore Choral Society, the children from the Evanston Children&rsquo s Choir, and the dancers of the Evanston Dance Ensemble, whose Dancing Reindeer will add jazz and tap dancing to the celebration.
Singers from the ETHS A Cappella Chorale, under the direction of Mary Theresa Reed, will entertain before the concert and at intermission. And of course, the audience will be invited to join Santa and his elves for a sing-a-long of favorite holiday carols.
This is the ninth year for this spectacular event, which annually attracts audiences of more than 1,000. Tickets are priced at $25 for adults and $10 for children with a special discounted family package available. Tickets in a reserved preferred seating area are also available. Information is available on-line at www.evanstonsymphony.org and at 847.864.8804.