The Cape Ann Symphony under the musical direction of Conductor Yoichi Udagawa kicks off the holiday season with the annual Holiday POPS Concert on Saturday, November 26, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, November 27, at 2 p.m.
The Symphony’s annual holiday concert celebration features special guests; The Cape Ann Symphony Singers in their premiere performance and the Gloucester High School Docksiders Stage Band.
Led by Rockport’s Wendy Betts, The Cape Ann Symphony Singers, a chorale of over 50 members from the North Shore, are set to perform a selection of carols including Deck The Halls and Nativity Carol with the Symphony. The Symphony Singers features many Cape Ann residents including local attorney and Cape Ann Symphony Board President John Bjorlie and Board members Lynn Khambaty, Catherine Gunn and former Chamber member Robert Ellis. Come to the Holiday Pops and hear your friends and neighbors make their debut with Cape Ann’s own professional orchestra! Choral Director Betts will also involve the audience by bringing children from the audience on the stage to learn a simple phrase of music and perform with the Singers and Orchestra.
The Gloucester High School Docksiders Stage Band returns for their third appearance with the Cape Ann Symphony. The concert program includes the Symphony performing Anderson’s Christmas Festival, selections from Bizet’s Carmen, and Holcomb’s Festive Sounds of Hanukkah. The evening culminates with the Symphony’s annual Christmas Singalong.
The Cape Ann Symphony performs at the Fuller Auditorium, Blackburn Circle/Route 128 in Gloucester, Massachusetts. Ticket prices are $25 for adults, $20 for senior citizens over 65 years of age, $20 for college students and free for children under 18 years of age. Fuller Auditorium is handicapped accessible. To reserve tickets, call 978-281-0543 or visit the Symphony’s website at www.capeannsymphony.org.