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Holiday Joy

Ramona Abbott narrates
A Christmas Carol
December 4, 2021
7:30 pm
December 5, 2021
3:00 pm
Mount Baker Theatre


Eddie Pola & George Wyle, arr. Bob Cerulli | It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year (3')
Jay Livingston & Ray Evans, arr. John Moss | Silver Bells (3')
Hugh Martin & Ralph Blane, arr. Calvin Custer
| Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (4')
Story by Charles Dickens, arr by Andrew H. Dabczynski | A Dickens Christmas Carol Suite (22')
Trad, arr. Matthew Naughtin
| A Christmas Medley (4')
Trad, arr. Calvin Custer, ed. Sean O'Loughlin
| Chanukah Festival Overture (5')
Franz Xaver Gruber, arr. Paul Clark
| Silent Night (3')
Trad, poem by Robert Burns
| Auld Lang Syne (3')
Felix Bernard & Richard Bernhard Smith / Sammy Cahn & Jule Styne, arr. Bob Cerulli
| Winter Wonderland / Let It Snow! (3')

*All programs subject to change

Of Note

Matthew Fitt uses the phrase "in the days of auld lang syne" as "once upon a time" in his retelling of fairy tales.

English composer William Shield seems to quote the "Auld Lang Syne" melody briefly at the end of the overture to his opera Rosina (1782), which may be its first recorded use.

The song “Silent Night” was declared an intangible cultural heritage by UNESCO in 2011.

Family fun with holiday classics from around the world make this a joyful celebration! From Dickens to Auld Lang Syne, we have a range of seasonal favorites for you and your loved ones to enjoy over the holidays. 

Powerful: Diverse traditions make us all richer.

Beautiful: Most of us grew up with some form of A Christmas Carol, and this orchestral version with narration is a very special one.

Inspiring: Joining together with loved ones over music, meals, and traditions bring us all treasured memories. We’d love to be part of yours.

Ramona Abbott is our narrator for A Dickens Christmas Carol Suite. Not only is she a local artist, actor, and  improviser, she’s our Marketing & Communications Manager as well. Many of us grew up with some form of A Christmas Carol, and this orchestral version with narration is a very special one.

Members of our orchestra will keep your toes tapping and your memories coming in this afternoon of holiday delights.

This concert has sold out quickly in the past, so be sure to get your tickets early!

There is no pre concert lecture for the Holiday Concert.

Check out our BSO Health & Safety Guidelines and Concert FAQs to find out more about how we are working to keep you safe while sharing the joy of music.

Broadcast date is Sunday, December 12th at noon on BTV and our Watch & Listen Page.

Discover More

WATCH: Ramona Abbott share about being Santa Claus in her school's play when she was 11 years old

READ: Holiday Traditions Around the World That Might Surprise You