A Lightly Classical Christmas
ESO Holiday Special

A Lightly Classical Christmas

Conducted by Robert Bernhardt
December 15 & 16 7:30 PM

Enjoy the warm yuletide glow as Edmonton’s award-winning children’s choir, Cantilon Chamber Choir, joins your ESO to perform works inspired by Christmas and holiday traditions. From classic carols from centuries past (O Holy Night, Deck The Halls, O Come All Ye Faithful, Silent Night) to charming new carols by John Rutter, this is a perfect way to get into the Christmas spirit. You’ll also hear a delightful mix of serene and celebratory pieces by Tchaikovsky, Mozart, Fauré, and Humperdinck.

Program to Include

HEALEYA Caroling We Go
RUTTERShepherd's Pipe Carol, Angel's Carol, Candlelight Carol, and Star Carol
GOELLERChristmas Fantasy
MOZARTLaudate Dominum
TCHAIKOVSKYWaltz of the Flowers
FAURÉCantique de Jean Racine
HUMPERDINCKEvening Prayer and Dream Pantomime
ADAMO Holy Night
LEVENERing Those Christmas Bells
BASSA Christmas Flourish

Program subject to change.

This concert will include an intermission.

Featured Artists

Robert Bernhardt, Conductor
Whitney Leigh Sloan, Soprano
Cantilon Chamber Choir (Heather Johnson, Artistic Director)

39 - Land Acknowledgement

Land Acknowledgement

The Winspear Centre and Edmonton Symphony Orchestra would like to acknowledge that we are on Treaty 6 Territory, a traditional meeting ground, gathering place, and traveling route for many Indigenous Peoples. We honour and recognize the rich artistic, cultural, and musical traditions of the Cree, Nakota Sioux, Metis, Dene, Saulteaux, and the many more Indigenous communities that call this land we share, home.