York Symphony to livestream Holiday Pops concert Saturday

Lindsey O'Laughlin
York Dispatch

It will be impossible for the York Symphony Orchestra to hold its annual holiday concert in person at the Appell Center for the Performing Arts this year because of COVID-19, but that won't stop the orchestra from carrying on the tradition.

The York Symphony Orchestra's Holiday Pops Spectacular will be streamed live online at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28.

Tickets will be $10 each.

Familiar favorites such as "The Christmas Song," "O Holy Night" and the "Hallelujah" chorus from Handel's "Messiah" will be on the program, and local actor and arts community leader Cal Weary will narrate two well-known Christmas tales. 

York Symphony Orchestra

Weary will perform the poem "'Twas the Night Before Christmas" to the overture from Gioachino Rossini's "Semiramide," as well as Ed Hirschman's "A Christmas Carol," an 8-minute condensed retelling of the Charles Dickens classic accompanied by a brass ensemble.

In a written statement, YSO conductor and music director Lawrence Golan said the Holiday Pops concert is a York tradition.

"I am thrilled that even with all that is going on, we are able to bring our community together through music," he said.

For more information or to buy tickets, visit YorkSymphony.org. You can also contact the box office by phone at 717-846-1111 or by email at boxoffice@appellcenter.org

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