Cheyenne Civic Center

Cheyenne Civic Center

Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra will present Holiday Magic, sponsored by HollyFrontier, at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, December 11, at Cheyenne Civic Center.

Masks are strongly recommended, and tickets range from $12 to $50. Socially distanced seating is available by request if tickets are purchased by Friday, December 10. Livestream tickets are available for $15 per household.

"I'm so excited to perform our Holiday Magic concert for the Cheyenne community," William Intriligator, CSO Music Director and Conductor, said. "It's been two years since we've performed this concert, and I can't wait for the joy, the beauty, and the holiday spirit that this concert brings!"

The Cheyenne holiday tradition is a showcase for the Cheyenne arts and culture community. The Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra proudly partners with the Cheyenne Chamber Singers, the Cheyenne All-City Children's Chorus, and the En Avant Dance Studio. Plus, this year, actor David Hall from the Cheyenne Little Theatre Players will narrate a wonderful orchestral version of "'Twas the Night Before Christmas."

 "We are very fortunate that, in Cheyenne, we have such wonderful arts organizations," Intriligator said. "The Cheyenne Chamber Singers does an absolutely fantastic job, and I am happy to invite Becky Tish to guest conduct one of their pieces with the CSO. And what a treasure we have in the Cheyenne All-City Children's Chorus! This is by far one of the greatest children's choruses I have ever worked with. Also, the En Avant Dance Studio brings a remarkable degree of artistry and professionalism to each performance, which is even more impressive considering the age range of their dancers. It is also such a pleasure to work with David Hall, who brings a wealth of theater experience to our stage."

The concert will feature familiar favorites like "Sleigh Ride," selections from The Nutcracker, a Christmas carol sing-along, "The Little Drummer Boy," "Believe," and "What Child is This?" as well as less familiar pieces like "Star Carol," "Noel Nouvelet," "Unending Flame," and "Colors of Christmas."

Two lesser-known pieces that the maestro and musicians are excited to perform are "El Cielo Canta Alegria," featuring a beautiful Spanish classical guitar played by guest guitarist Jason Olson from the University of Northern Colorado, and "Wizards in Winter," a high energy musical selection from the Trans-Siberian Orchestra and will be performed with choreography by the En Avant Dance Studio.

Don't miss this very special concert and community gathering! Come with a festive spirit and leave with a joyous heart!

Call 307-778-8561 or visit cheyennesymphony.org for more information.