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1 - YULETIDE SPECTACULAR

yuletide spectacular- the polar express

SAT DECEMBER 16 | 2:30 PM
SUN DECEMBER 17 | 2:30 PM

Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser, Conductor
Joni NehRita, Vocalist
Mike Nadajewski, Narrator
Grand Philharmonic Choir
Grand Philharmonic Children's Choir
Carousel Dance Company

Waterloo Region’s favourite holiday tradition is back and more spectacular than ever! Featuring the classic Christmas story, The Polar Express, with images from the original Chris Van Allsburg story, and favourites like the upbeat All I Want for Christmas Is You, The Little Drummer Boy, O Holy Night, The 12 Days of Christmas, plus the hilarious 12 Days After Christmas. With singers, dancers and special guests, you’ll be feeling festive!

Jacket from THE POLAR EXPRESS by Chris Van Allsburg. Jacket Painting © 1985 by Chris Van Allsburg. Used by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.

2 - SING-ALONG MUSICALS

John Morris Russell

SAT FEBRUARY 17 | 2:30 PM

John Morris Russell, Conductor
Grand Philharmonic Youth Choir

If you love singing along to your favourite musicals, then this is the concert for you! With lyrics projected above the Orchestra, the Grand Philharmonic Youth Choir helping you sing along, and KWS favourite John Morris Russell leading, this interactive concert will include selections from popular musicals like The King and I, Oklahoma!, The Sound of Music, Mary Poppins and many more!

3 - A TRIBUTE TO JOHN WILLIAMS

A tribute to john williams

SAT MARCH 10 | 2:30 PM

Scott Terrell, Conductor
501st Legion, Worldwide Star Wars costuming organization

John Williams is one of the most famous and prolific film composers of all time, and his scores have revolutionized the film industry. This concert features some of his bestloved themes from movies like Superman, ET, Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones, and more, with the second half of the concert totally dedicated to the music of the legendary Harry Potter and Star Wars films!