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Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts will be rededicated as Marian Anderson Hall, home of The Philadelphia Orchestra

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The Philadelphia Orchestra

The Glorious Sound of Christmas

Dec 14, 2023
Dec 16, 2023

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William Eddins Conductor
Charlotte Blake Alston Speaker
Jarrett Ott Baritone
Mendelssohn Chorus of Philadelphia
Dominick DiOrio Director

Mendelssohn “Hark! the Herald Angels Sing”
Traditional “Away in a Manger”
Traditional “God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen”
Vaughan Williams Selections from Five Mystical Songs
Tchaikovsky/freely arr. Ellington and Strayhorn Selections from The Nutcracker Suite
Various A Charleston Christmas 
Adam “O Holy Night”
Holst “In the Bleak Midwinter”
Tovey “The Rittenhouse Carol”
Anderson Sleigh Ride
Various Medley of Christmas Favorites
Wade “O Come, All Ye Faithful”


You can almost hear the stamping of the reindeer hooves on the roof in these concerts, beloved by fans since the iconic Glorious Sound of Christmas® recording with Eugene Ormandy and the Orchestra was released in 1962. One of Your Philadelphia Orchestra’s favorite guest conductors—and a favorite with orchestras around the world—William Eddins returns to lead this rousing celebration. Order early to reserve the best seats for a joyful holiday celebration with family and friends!

December 14Arrive early! Enjoy a holiday recital featuring students in our School Ensemble Program at KIPP West Philadelphia Preparatory Charter School. The performance is in Commonwealth Plaza and FREE for all to attend!

December 15The SILENT NIGHT SING-IN returns to The Kimmel Center. Join composer JOHN CONAHAN and thousands of voices for this unique event of singing, connection, and holiday spirit. Sign-up today and download the free music at SilentNightPhilly.com.

Marian Anderson Hall

Kimmel Center

300 S Broad St

Philadelphia, PA 19102

Run Time: 1 hour and 40 minutes including intermision

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