A Colorado Christmas


Saturday, December 16, 2017 6:00PM
Boettcher Concert Hall

A Colorado Christmas
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A time-tested holiday favorite, A Colorado Christmas is the best way to start the festivities of the winter season. Bring friends and family to start the holidays off right!

arr. Gary Fry A Merry Olde Christmas
arr. Mack Wilberg Joy to the World
JOHN RUTTER What Sweeter Music
arr. Cable Ding Dong Merrily on High
arr. Gary Fry Holy Night of Angels
K. and R. LOPEZ/Krogstad Music from Frozen
JOANNA SEATON & DONALD SOSIN The Day Before Christmas
RANDOL BASS The Night Before Christmas
arr. Gary Fry Christmas Morning
~~Intermission~~
HANDEL “Every Valley” from Too Hot to Handel
Arr. Christianson/Anderson “Hallelujah” from Too Hot to Handel
ALAN SILVESTRI/Snyder The Polar Express
TCHAIKOVSKY Trepak from The Nutcracker
RICHARD KOUNTZ The Sleigh (a la Russe)
ANDERSON Sleigh Ride
arr. John Kuzma Jingle Bell Sing
arr. Gary Fry Nuttin’ for Christmas
LANCASTER Christmas in Colorado
arr. Gary Fry We Wish You a Song in Your Heart

The warm sounds of the holidays fill Boettcher Concert Hall with your favorite songs this December. ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, narrated live from stage, will put a smile on your face and set a festive tone for this treasured holiday program, and you won’t want to miss other favorite works like “Sleigh Ride,” “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” from The Nutcracker, and more! This family-friendly evening features traditional Christmas carols, highlights from our popular production of Too Hot to Handel with a chance to sing along to a few of your favorite “Frozen” winter tunes. Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus will be on hand to see who’s naughty and who’s nice in preparation for the big night!

The running time of this performance is approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes. This includes one 20-minute intermission.

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Christopher Dragon, conductor
Devin DeSantis, vocalist
Colorado Symphony Chorus, Duain Wolfe, director
Colorado Children’s Chorale, Deborah DeSantis, artistic director

Boettcher Concert Hall is located in the Denver Performing Arts Complex at 14th and Curtis Streets in the heart of downtown Denver. It's easy to find and there are two large parking garages to the east and west of Boettcher. There are often multiple performances happening at DPAC at the same time, which leads to traffic congestion and lines to get into the parking garages. Be sure to leave plenty of time to get to DPAC—we don't want you to miss any of the music!?

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If you don’t see the answer to your question, feel free to contact Rob Warner, Colorado Symphony Concierge, by concierge@coloradosymphony.org, or call the Box Office at 303.623.7876.

Join us for Half Notes, family-friendly pre-concert activities, one hour before the concert!

Held in the Lobby and in the Bach Room of Boettcher Concert Hall, these activities take place prior to both Family and "family friendly' Concerts like Halloween Spooktacular and Video Games Live! Activities are individually curated for each concert and will feature rotating activities like a composition station and an instrument petting zoo!


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