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Krannert Center Events: 2023-2024 Season

About This Event

Stephen Alltop, music director and conductor
Andrea Solya, conductor, Central Illinois Youth Chorus and University of Illinois Oratorio Society

Stephen Alltop, chamber organ

CUSO’s holiday concert is a favorite family event each year. “A Season of Joy” will present music to please every listener, from popular favorites like songs from Home Alone and Parade of the Wooden Soldiers to magnificent selections from the Christmas Oratorio of Bach. CUSO is joined by the beautiful voices of the Central Illinois Youth Chorus and the University of Illinois Oratorio Society. There’s a good chance Santa Claus will also make an appearance! The finale will make spirits bright as Maestro Alltop leads a sing-along of favorite carols and the “Hallelujah Chorus.”


Rimsky-Korsakov: “Polonaise” from Christmas Eve Suite
arr. Leck and Cable: "Ding-Dong Merrily on High" (Traditional English Carol)
Bach: Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
Haydn: Organ Concerto in C Major, III. Allegro Molto
Bach: Christmas Oratorio (selections)
Jessell: Parade of the Wooden Soldiers
Williams: Two Songs from Home Alone
Praetorius: Dances from Terpsicore
Anderson: "Sleigh Ride"
arr. Naughtin: Christmas Angels Sing-Along
Handel: “Hallelujah Chorus” (from Messiah)

Wednesday, December 6, 2023 at 7:30PM in the Foellinger Great Hall

See the Krannert Center website for more details and to purchase tickets.

Stephen Alltop Previews CUSO 2023-24 Season!