The annual holiday concert is provided free of charge so the community may share in the fun of seasonal favorites! Musical selections include O Tannenbaum, What Child is This, The Skaters Waltz, Up on the Housetop, Jingle Bells and more. Ian Green accompanies the Symphony with a narration of Twas the Night Before Christmas and conjures up some dramatic imagery.
A guest conductor will be selected, via raffle, to lead the Starlight Symphony Orchestra in Sleigh Ride, by Leroy Anderson. Regardless of age, one community member will fulfill their dream of conducting a symphony orchestra. The guest conductor tradition was started in 2005 to showcase local talent of all ages.
After taking the Sleigh Ride, Let it Snow will keep you cool as you envision a White Christmas. Everyone is invited to a Christmas Sing-along which includes Jingle Bells, Silent Night, Deck the Halls and O Come, All Ye Faithful.
Handel's, Hallelujah caps off the performance this year.
The orchestra will have a second performance on Sunday December 22nd, 4 PM at the Hays Performing Arts Center, 979 Kohlerís Crossing, Kyle, TX.
Performances are open to all ages, and a reception will follow. While admission is free, donations are welcomed. Come and share the joy of beautiful holiday music.
The Starlight Symphony is a fifty-five piece, regional orchestra serving students and adult musicians in Wimberley, Driftwood, Dripping Springs, Oak Hill, Buda, Kyle, Lockhart, San Marcos, Canyon Lake, Blanco, Johnson City, and surrounding Central Texas communities.
For more information, call (512) 847-5608 or visit the Starlight Symphony website. The Starlight Symphony Orchestra is a self-supporting branch of the Wimberley Players nonprofit organization for education and the arts. Donations are tax-deductible.