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Home for the Holidays

Kayoko Dan, conductor
Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Chorus, Darrin Hassevoort, director
Metropolitan Bells, Gary Bynum, director
Chattanooga Boys Choir, Vincent Oakes, director
Joel D. Scribner, producer
Greg Glover, host
First Tennessee Foundation, concert sponsor

HolidaysThe CSO celebrates the holidays “Through a Child’s Eyes” in this family-friendly tradition. You’ll reminisce in music that has shaped your own childhood holiday memories plus delight in new orchestrations sure to become instant favorites, including “Sleigh Ride,” “Skater’s Waltz,” “March of the Toys,” “Polar Express,” “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” and so much more. It will truly be a wonderland for the senses for children and adults alike.

Children 17 and under can attend at the $15 student price!


Video Notes:

Producer/Director Joel D. Scribner gives program information in our video program notes.


“Carol of the Bells”
“Christmas Through a Child’s Eyes”
“A Most Wonderful Christmas”
“The Very Best Time of Year”
Selections from Babes in Toyland
“Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus”/Nimrod Enigma Variations
“You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch”
“A Charlie Brown Christmas”
Selections from Polar Express


“Go Tell it on the Mountain”
“Up on the Housetop”
“The Skaters Waltz”
“Peace on Earth”/”Little Drummer Boy”
Bizet’s Farandole
“Masters in this Hall”
“Fum, Fum, Fum”
“Let There Be Peace on Earth”
Holiday Favorites Christmas Melody
“Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town”
“Sleigh Ride”
“Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas” from Home Alone

_DSC1630Metropolitan Bells
Gary Bynum, director

The Metropolitan Bells is Chattanooga’s community handbell ensemble consisting of 14 auditioned ringers from the greater Chattanooga area. They perform on six octaves of Malmark bells and six octaves of Malmark choirchimes. Founded in 1993, The Metropolitan Bells was the vision of founding director Ken Cochrane.

Chattanooga Boys Choir
Vincent Oaks, director

The mission of the Chattanooga Boys Choir is to positively influence and develop the lives of boys by providing a music program of the highest quality which includes education, appreciation, and performance.

Vincent Oakes is Artistic / Executive Director of the Chattanooga Boys Choir. He earned a Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Florida and Master of Sacred Music degree from Emory University where he studied conducting under James Morrow and Eric Nelson. In addition to teaching public school choral music and serving churches in Florida and Georgia, he was music director of the Emory University Exodus Singers and the Candler School of Theology Youth Theological Initiative. A member of Music Educators National Conference, the American Choral Directors Association, and Pi Kappa Lambda, he currently serves as Southern Division Chair of Boychoir Repertoire and Standards for ACDA.

CSO Chorus

The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Chorus includes professional and amateur musicians from the Tri-State Region and has been performing for over 50 years. The CSO Chorus repertoire ranges from La Boheme to The Music of Queen.

Hailed as,

“phenomenal with incredible energy and careful attention to vocal and instrumental detail”

by the Chattanooga Times Free Press, this volunteer chorus gives their time and talents to create exceptional music. Darrin Hassevoort, CSO Director of Choruses, has led the CSO chorus for over 10 seasons.