Symphony offers two opportunities to hear Holiday Concert

10:32 am | November 29, 2012

Symphony of the Mountains will double the holiday concert fun with two performances this weekend.

The symphony will present its annual Holiday Concert at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec 1, at the Toy F. Reid Employee Center in Kingsport. The concert will then travel to the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center in Abingdon, Va., Sunday, Dec. 2, at 3 p.m. This annual event is always a family favorite featuring Christmas carols we all know and love.

This year the Holiday Concerts will feature performances by Voices of the Mountains, the Mountain Empire Children’s Choral Academy, Kingsport Ballet and, for the first, Mountain Mission School Choir from Grundy, Va. Soloists will include Anna Gamble, Ken Denmark and a special narration by Richard Rose.

The concert features both traditional and new selections such as “White Christmas,” Schubert’s “Ave Maria,” Vaughn Williams’ “Fantasia on Christmas Carols,” “O Holy Night” and “’Twas the Night Before Christmas.” A very special guest with a long white beard is expected to visit.

“This is the perfect opportunity to start the holidays off with a spirit-filled concert” said Symphony of the Mountains Conductor Cornelia Laemmli Orth. “We have crafted a concert that will create new memories and renew old ones.”

Tickets are on sale now by calling Symphony of the Mountains Box Office at 392-8423 or visiting Tickets are only $32 and, as always, students are admitted free of charge.

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