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Holiday Concert—December 15, 2024

December 15, 2024
3:00 p.m.

Evanston Symphony Holiday Concert

Make sure your holiday season starts with the best holiday event in Evanston!

Don’t miss enjoying these favorite Yule festivities with your family and friends … and you can take advantage of our special rates for a package of 2 adult tickets and 3 children’s tickets.

The award-winning Evanston Symphony Orchestra is joined by:

North Shore Choral Society [learn more]

Chicago Ballet Arts [learn more]

Evanston Children's Choir [learn more]

Evanston Dance Ensemble [learn more]

The Evanston Symphony Holiday Gospel Choir

and a …

BIG bonus for all kids from 1 to 101 — a visit from Santa and his elves!

See below for a sample of the program.

Evanston Township High School Auditorium

1600 Dodge Avenue, Evanston
See map.

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Single Tickets

Advance Tickets:

Adults $30
Children under 18 years old $15

At-the-door Admission:

Adults $35
Children under 18 years old $20

Preferred Seating Area*:

Adults $60
Children under 18 years old $25

Buy Family Packages

Family Package

Advance Tickets:

Save $10
2 adults and 3 children only $85

At-the-door Admission:

Save $45
2 adults and 3 children only $90

Preferred Seating Area:*

2 adults and 3 children only $150

*Preferred seating tickets only available for advance sale

EVANSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Lawrence Eckerling, Music Director

 

EVANSTON DANCE ENSEMBLE
Allison Volkers, Artistic Director
Rachel Molinaro, Artistic Director, ede2

 

CHICAGO BALLET ARTS
Maliwan Diemer, Artistic & Executive Director

 

NORTH SHORE CHORAL SOCIETY 
Julia Davids, Music Director

 

EVANSTON CHILDREN'S CHOIR
Gary Geiger, Artistic Director

 

EVANSTON SYMPHONY HOLIDAY GOSPEL CHOIR
Rev. Ken Cherry, Music Director

 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2023 3:00 PM
EVANSTON TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL

 

PROGRAM

A Most Wonderful Christmas
Sheldon

 

Ding Dong! Merrily On High
Mager

Evanston Children’s Choir

 

“The Decoration of the Christmas Tree” from The Nutcracker
Tchaikovsky

Evanston Dance Ensemble ede2

 

Symph-Hanukkah
Jaffe

 

Silent Night
Arr.Temptations/Eckerling

Evanston Symphony Holiday Gospel Choir

 

“Concert Suite” from The Polar Express
Silvestri and Ballard/Arr. Brubaker

Evanston Dance Ensemble ede2

 

INTERMISSION

 

Sleigh Ride
Anderson

 

Selections from The Nutcracker
Trepak: Russian Dance
Dance of the Reed Flutes
Mother Ginger & Polichinelles
Waltz of the Flowers

Tchaikovsky

Chicago Ballet Arts

 

Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
Arr. Stephenson

Evanston Dance Ensemble

 

Gloria
I. Gloria in excelsis Deo

Vivaldi

North Shore Choral Society

 

I Will Light Candles This Christmas
Arnesen

North Shore Choral Society

 

Carol of the Bells
Leontovych/Arr. McKay & Ames

North Shore Choral Society

 

“Hallelujah Chorus” from Messiah
Handel

North Shore Choral Society

 

Hallelujah from Quincy Jones’
Handel’s Messiah: A Soulful Celebration

Handel/Warren/Jackson/Kibble/Higgens/Schiff

ESO and All Choruses

 

Video

Get a glimpse of what our festive Holiday Concerts sound and look like.

Leroy Anderson: Sleigh Ride.

Quincy Jones’s Hallelujah, from Handel’s Messiah: A Soulful Celebration

with North Shore Choral Society, Evanston Children’s Choir, and Evanston Symphony’s Gospel Choir, led by Rev. Ken Cherry. December 2022

Skater's Waltz

with the Chicago Ballet Arts. December 2022

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

with the Evanston Dance Ensemble. December 2021


Photos from previous years

Photo by Laura Bennett: 2023 Evanston Symphony Holiday Concert
The Holiday Concert being visited by Father Christmas himself, Santa!
(Photo by Laura Bennett)

Photo by Laura Bennett: 2023 Evanston Symphony Holiday Concert
Dancers from Chicago Ballet Arts performing in selections from The Nutcracker.
(By Laura Bennett)
See more of these photos in our Holiday album