Friday, December 16, 2016

A Holiday Concert

On Thursday evening I went with some friends to one of the ten annual Christmas concerts given by the Cleveland Orchestra. 

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!


  1. The Cleveland Orchestra is such a rich cultural element of life in Cleveland, and one of which we can be so proud. Our oldest grandson got his first taste of Severance Hall at "The Velvet Violin," one of the Musical Rainbow monthly presentations for pre-schoolers. He enjoyed it very much.

    1. Glad to hear that your grandson is getting an early exposure to our great orchestra. We are so fortunate here in Cleveland to have so many world-class cultural institutions!