Severance Hall, the home of our orchestra, was beautifully decorated for the holidays.
The stage was full with the orchestra, the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus, and the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus Chamber Ensemble.
The two hour concert included many traditional and modern Christmas songs. Santa Claus made an appearance and narrated "Twas the Night Before Christmas" with orchestral accompaniment. The program concluded with a sing-along of familiar carols. There were then two encores... "Silent Night" (what Christmas concert would be complete without it?) and a rousing rendition of "We Wish You a Merry Christmas".
It was a wonderful event that would have warmed the heart of even Ebenezer Scrooge!