Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Williamsburg Symphony to get jolly with holiday pops concerts

The Williamsburg Symphonia recently announced its name change to the Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra. (Courtesy Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra)
The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra will perform its annual holiday pops concerts Dec. 3-4, with music designed to appeal to the whole family.(Courtesy Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra)

From classics to jazz, the Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra wants to help you get in the mood for Christmas.

WSO will stage its annual holiday pops concerts on Dec. 3 and 4 at Kimball Theatre on Duke of Gloucester Street. The 50-minute concerts will spotlight a range of seasonal stalwarts, such as “Deck the Halls” and “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.”

“Our Holiday Pops concerts have become an exciting way to welcome the holiday season for the Williamsburg community,” WSO Executive Director Carolyn Keurajian said in a release.

The orchestra will perform standards such as “It’s Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas” with vocalist Brett Cahoon, known locally as a member of the jazz quartet Good Shot Judy.

WSO will also invite an audience member to conduct an instrumental version of “Sleigh Ride.”

Concerts will begin both days at 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

General seating tickets cost $30 and are available online at

Joan Quigley
Joan Quigley
Joan Quigley is a former Miami Herald business reporter, a graduate of Columbia Journalism School and an attorney. Her writing has appeared in the Washington Post,, and Talking Points Memo. Her recent book, Just Another Southern Town: Mary Church Terrell and the Struggle for Racial Justice in the Nation’s Capital, was shortlisted for the 2017 Mark Lynton History Prize. Her first book, The Day the Earth Caved In: An American Mining Tragedy, won the 2005 J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Award.

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