Canton Symphony Orchestra to Perform Annual Holiday Pops Concert, 12/6

CANTON, OHIO (November 17, 2015) - Get in the holiday spirit with the Canton Symphony Orchestra's Annual Holiday Pops Concert, Sunday December 6 at 3pm. A combined chorus of over 150 voices joins Associate Conductor Rachel Waddell and the Canton Symphony Orchestra for a festive holiday performance on stage at Umstattd Performing Arts Hall, 2323 17thStreet NW. The concert is sponsored in part by T. K. and Faye A. Heston, Larry and Nancy Hoover, and Motter & Meadows Architects.

Choruses from Northwest and Sandy Valley High Schools along with the Canton Symphony Chorus will join the orchestra to perform holiday favorites including Rutter's "Candlelight Carol" and Handel's beautiful "Hallelujah Chorus" from Messiah. The orchestra will dazzle with performances of "Parade of the Tin Soldiers", "Bugler's Holiday", "Ideo Gloria" by local composer Eric Benjamin and more. The Harmony Ringers hand bell choir will add to the festivities as they join in on "Christmas Bells". The tradition would not be complete without the popular audience sing-along with the choirs and orchestra on a holiday medley.

Family activities, sponsored by Westfield Bank, will be available before the concert beginning at 1:30pm in Foundation Hall of the Zimmermann Symphony. Holiday themed crafts, stories, music and pictures with Santa will be available to ticket holders at no charge.

Tickets are priced at $18, $24 and $28 and can be purchased online at, by phone at 330-452-2094, at the Zimmermann Symphony Center - 2331 17th Street NW in Canton - weekdays from 9am to 5pm or at the Umstattd Performing Arts Hall box office beginning 90 minutes before the concert. Senior, Student and Group discounts are also available. For additional information, call the Symphony box office at 330-452-2094.

Founded in 1937, the Canton Symphony Orchestra is a fully professional ensemble and organization dedicated to performing concerts that enrich, educate, and entertain residents of Stark County and beyond. The Canton Symphony Orchestra performs classical, holiday, and a variety of educational programs each season at Umstattd Performing Arts Hall, as well as other venues in Stark County. Administrative offices are located in the Zimmermann Symphony Center - adjacent to Umstattd Hall - at 2331 17th Street NW, Canton.

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