Virginia Symphony Orchestra

Holiday Performance Concert Series

Holiday Pops! • 12/13 – 12/15

Friday, December 13, 2019 | Ferguson Center for the Arts, Newport News | 8PM
Saturday, December 14, 2019 | Harrison Opera House Norfolk | 8PM
Sunday, December 15, 2019 | Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Beach | 7PM

Join us for the must-see holiday tradition of the season – Holiday Pops! There’s no better way to lift your spirits than with seasonal songs and traditional carols delivered in full sound and spectacle by the Virginia Symphony, the inspirational voices of Virginia Symphony Orchestra Chorus, and special guests. Holiday Pops will have all the magical elements you’ve come to expect — high energy, familiar carols, and lots of holiday warmth! And we’ll even throw in a surprise or two! We can’t wait to celebrate the season together!

Virginia Symphony Orchestra
Virginia Symphony Orchestra Chorus
Robert Shoup, conductor
Aundi Marie Moore, vocalist
Nick Ziobro, vocalist

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Jingle Bell Jam • 12/15

Sunday, December 15, 2019 | Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Beach | 3PM

Santa Claus is coming to town and he’s stopping by to be a part of the VSO’s ever-popular Jingle Bell Jam! Celebrate the magic of the season with an afternoon that showcases the music of the holidays performed by the best talent in Hampton Roads. You won’t want to miss this holly jolly concert! Get your tickets early – this family favorite is sure to sell out!

Pre-concert activities begin at 2PM in the lobby!

Aundi Marie Moore, vocalist
Nick Ziobro, vocalist

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Holiday Brass • 12/18-12/21

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 | St. Bede Catholic Church, Williamsburg | 7:30PM
Thursday, December 19, 2019 | Chesapeake Conference Center, Chesapeake | 7PM
Friday, December 20, 2019 | Suffolk Center for the Cultural Arts, Suffolk | 7PM
Holiday Brass and Brews | Saturday, December 21, 2019 | Zeiders American Dream Theater, Virginia Beach | 7PM

The bold sounds of the Virginia Symphony brass section ring in the holidays with a blast! Experience the festive sounds of the season in a concert filled with wit, virtuosity, and the glorious music of the holidays—featuring the VSO brass and percussion sections in an all-new program. You’ll enjoy music from a variety of styles that have made this concert a new holiday tradition!

 

The Thursday, December 19 performance in Chesapeake is free and open to the public. No reservations required.

 
 
 

Handel’s Messiah • 12/19-12/21

Thursday, December 19, 2019 | Regent University, Virginia Beach | 7:30PM
Friday, December 20, 2019 | First Baptist Church, Newport News | 8PM
Saturday, December 21, 2019 | Harrison Opera House, Norfolk | 8PM

As legend has it, divine inspiration may have played a hand in Handel’s 1741 composition of what has become his most famous work. Not only did he write the massive score in just over three weeks’ time – there is a long-held story that the popular “Hallelujah” chorus was itself inspired by a vision of heaven and its angels revealed to Handel as he wrote it. The VSO will be joined by our outstanding VSO Chorus and four fabulous soloists for this holiday masterpiece.

Stephen Mulligan, conductor
Maria Valdes, soprano
Allegra De Vita, mezzo-soprano
Carlos Enrique Santelli, tenor
Calvin Griffin, bass-baritone

Virginia Symphony Orchestra
Virginia Symphony Orchestra Chorus
Robert Shoup,
chorusmaster

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CBN - Sponsor of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra

Holiday Brass and Brews • 12/21

Saturday, December 21, 2019 | Zeiders American Dream Theater, Virginia Beach | 7PM

What happens when you mix festive holiday brass music with some of the best seasonal brews? The first-ever Holiday Brass and Brews! Start your holidays with something different this year and join us for a merry evening filled with holiday music and the best in craft beer! Your ticket includes six beer tastings, as members of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra blow your mind with brass and percussion music for the season. Bring your friends for a unique and fun holiday event! Groups welcome with advance purchase.