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A Madison Symphony Christmas

Fri., Dec. 1, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Sat., Dec. 2, 2017, 8 p.m.
Sun., Dec. 3, 2017, 2:30 p.m.

This family-friendly celebration is a perfect way to start the holiday season—a beloved community tradition that will send your spirits soaring. Come 45 minutes early and enjoy Christmas carols sung by the Madison Symphony Chorus in the magically lit Overture lobby!


John DeMain, Conductor
Emily Pogorelc, Soprano
Eric Barry, Tenor
Madison Symphony Chorus, Beverly Taylor, Director
Madison Youth Choirs, Michael Ross, Artistic Director
Mount Zion Gospel Choir, Tamera and Leotha Stanley, Directors

Music Program

Coming October 2017
“It’s about celebrating local talent, from [the] Madison Youth Choirs to Leotha and Tamera Stanley’s joyful gospel adaptations of sacred Christmas classics. For many families, it’s tradition. Every year, DeMain says: Join us. Put on your Santa hat—or reindeer antlers, if you’re in the viola section—and make a joyful noise.” —The Capital Times

Read the Program Notes

Read more about the music you'll hear live at the Symphony!
Programs Notes will be available in October 2017.


Major funding
provided by

John W. Thompson and Jane A. Bartell

Maurice and Arlene Reese Family Foundation

An Anonymous Friend

Additional funding
provided by

Colony Brands, Inc.

J.H. Findorff
& Son, Inc.

Reinhart Boerner
Van Deuren s.c.

Judith and
Nick Topitzes

Wisconsin Arts Board funding comes with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts.


“BMO Wealth Management is proud to be a sponsor of the Madison Symphony Orchestra and wishes them many years of success.”