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Celebrate season with Durham Holiday Pops concert

This Christmas, be part of the merriest musical tradition of the season with the Durham Symphony Orchestra’s annual Holiday Pops concert.

This popular program for families includes favorite sounds of the season, including Mozart’s “Sleigh Ride” and music from Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker.” A fun feature of this year’s Pops concert is the traditional sing-along featuring “Christmas Memories,” which includes songs like “Frosty the Snowman,” “Santa Claus is Comin' to Town,” “Here Comes Santa Claus,” “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.”

A highlight of the concert will be the most famous Christmas medley ever written for orchestra, Leroy Anderson’s “A Christmas Festival.” It includes the songs “Joy to the World,” “Deck the Halls,” “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen,” "Good King Wenceslas,” “The First Noel,” “Hark the Herald Angels Sing,” “Silent Night” and “Jingle Bells.”

Joining the symphony this year will be the Hillandale Children’s Chorus.

Join Maestro William Henry Curry and the Durham Symphony for one of Durham’s most delightful holiday traditions at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, at the Durham Armory, 220 Foster St. in downtown Durham.

Among the much anticipated elements will be a silent auction featuring affordable gifts for the holidays, and a dessert buffet with treats from some of Durham’s finest bakers.

Tickets: Main Floor with Dessert Buffet - $30 Adult, $10 Child (4-12 years old), $225 Table for 8

Balcony (buffet not included) - $15 Adult, $5 Child (4-12 years old)

Children 3 and Under Free

For more information, visit the Durham Symphony web site at http://www.durhamsymphony.org/ or call 919-491-6576.