2021 Holiday Pops
December 23, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Bring your family and friends to enjoy the annual holiday tradition, which has become a spectacular celebration. Holiday Pops will include choirs, dancers, guest vocalists, pipers, and special appearances by Frosty the Snowman, Saint Nick, and more.
The festive performance will feature beloved orchestral selections from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker to two movements of Duke Ellington and His Orchestra’s jazzy Nutcracker Suite. Joyous carols such as “The First Noel” and “Gloria” will showcase the choirs and vocalists, while traditional tunes “Sleigh Ride,” “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” and music celebrating the Festival of Lights will uplift the audience with holiday spirit.
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Traditional, arr. Randol Alan Bass
Fanfare: Joy to the World
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
“Pax de Deux” from Nutcracker
“Shepherds’ Farewell” from The Childhood of Christ
Mary Lowry and Buddy Greene, arr. Bruce Greer
Mary, Did You Know?
Traditional, arr. Victor A. Vancore
Joy To The World
Traditional, arr. Jeff Tyzik
Mis Zeh Hidlik (Behold the Lights)
Michael Smith, arr. Ron Huff and David Hamilton
J.S. Bach, arr. Tim Berens
Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane, arr. Mark Hayes
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, arr Edward Kennedy Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, and Jeff Tyzik
The Nutcracker Suite, for Orchestra
Traditional, arr. John Rutter
12 Days of Christmas
Traditional, arr. Dan Forrest
Festival First Nowell
- Eric Wilkinson, Director
Charleston Symphony Orchestra Chorus
- Dr. Robert Taylor, Director
Yuriy Bekker, Conductor